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Your future career

Your future career

The Department of Politics and International Relations will provide you with a wide range of important transferable skills.

Our programmes and courses will enable you to approach problems in a rigorous, analytical and critical way, and to communicate clearly and concisely in both speech and writing.

Our graduates leave university with comprehensive knowledge of the historical and contemporary dynamics of important social phenomena and of major regions of the world.

The skills and knowledge you’ll attain will not only make you attractive to employers in a broad spectrum of careers, but prepare you for further advanced research in many areas, not just politics and international relations.

Our department also offers placement schemes, enabling you to developed connections with policymakers, business and industry experts.

Our graduates go onto careers in a variety of sectors, from law to journalism and accountancy to charities.

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