After you graduate
Our graduates are highly sought after by sectors including:
- Public administration
- Local and national government
- The ‘not-for-profit’/non-governmental (NGO) sector (including international work)
- The creative, media and broadcasting industries
- Financial management
- Social welfare
The York Politics degree is recognised by employers worldwide. Alongside academic knowledge you’ll gain employability skills and have the opportunity to, gain work experience, intern or study abroad.
Our graduates forge successful careers all over the world and pursue rewarding careers in the public and private sectors, as well as further study. Take a look at our Graduate profiles for a taste of what you may move onto after graduating.
As a Politics student, you’ll develop skills in problem-solving, evaluating evidence, forming reasoned arguments, thinking creatively, and considering different viewpoints. Add to this the experience you'll get working in a team and using your initiative, and you have a whole host of invaluable skills that can be transferred to all kinds of industries.
Get focused, gain experience and network
Preparing you for your career is our priority. From day one, we’ll help you focus your career goals, gain work experience, and meet the right employers.
Work experience in your local community
Politics@Work is an opportunity for first year Politics students to gain work experience in the summer term. Working in project teams with students from other disciplines you can make new friends whilst helping your local community.
Volunteering and Internship opportunities
Perhaps you’ll want to look a little further afield for opportunities – and we’ll provide extensive support if you decide to travel or study abroad.
Study abroad opportunities
We offer study abroad opportunities, to universities in Europe, the US, Australia and Asia.
Meet your Careers Adviser
Tel: 01904 323127
Kelly is a member of the central Careers team and also our link Careers Adviser here in Politics.