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ESPS gives you the wide-ranging employability of graduates in PPE or international relations, but with the added maturity of a year abroad, and the advantage of fluency in a European language – essential for anyone seeking a career in a European context, and increasingly valuable for the financial sector or media posts.

ESPS graduates combine specialised knowledge of a humanities or social science with a broad foundation in European philosophy, law, history and politics and, importantly, proficiency in another language or languages. In addition, they gain  independence from a year studying abroad. In particular, students are able to demonstrate their aptitude for research by writing a dissertation.

This unique combination yields a significant advantage when it comes to securing funding for further research or getting a foothold on a competitive career ladder.

Outside academia, potential careers may include politics, law, business, commerce, teaching, public relations, journalism or IT.

Destinations

First career destinations of recent graduates (2013-2015) of this programme at UCL include:

  • GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law), BPP University
  • Policy Adviser, HM Treasury
  • Policy Executive, Civil Service Singapore Government
  • MSc in Cognitive and Decision Sciences, UCL
  • PhD in Organizational Behavior, Stanford University

    Data taken from the 'Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education' survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013-2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.

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