Sample Career Destinations for SSEES Graduate Students (MA and Research Degrees)
Popular organisations for our postgraduates include financial institutions, government services, international agencies and non-governmental organisations, the media, teaching, law and consultancies. Our recent graduates can be found globally and have found employment in 47 countries.
- Economics and Business
Financial Services and Accountancy is a top sector for our graduates, with other 40% of recent graduates from our economics and business programmes entering this sphere. However, graduates of these programmes can also be found in technology and IT; consultancy; research and development; and policy and government, as well as further study in the form of PhD.
Employers of our graduates include: PwC; KMPG; EY (Ernsy and Young); Accenture; China Development Bank; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Goldman Sachs; JP Morgan; Ministry of Justice; News UK; Royal Bank of Scotland.
Job roles include: Commodities Officer; Banking Analyst; Business Manager; Consultant; Investment Strategist; Risk Analyst; Researcher; Auditor.
- Languages and Culture
Our graduates enter varied sectors, including NGOs and charities, international development; law; publishing and journalism; teaching and education and consultancy, as well as further study.
Recent employers include: Government of Japan; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand; Global Radio; The Spectator; Citizens Advice Bureau; Proco Global; The Labour Party (UK).
Job roles include: Translator; Parliamentary Assistant; Diplomat; Assistant Producer; Foreign Rights Assistant; Lawyer; Research Analyst; Teacher.
Due to small cohorts on the MA History, data is restricted on employer information to protect graduate anonymity.
Sectors entered include: Academic Research and further study; Accountancy and financial services; IT and technology; policy and government; energy and the environment.
Job titles include: International Analyst; Reseacher; Regional Finance Analyst, Bookseller.
Academic research; policy and government; financial services; NGOs and international development;security and intelligence; creative arts and banking and investment are just some of the sectors IMESS graduates end up.
Recent employers include Citibank; Deloitte; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; EU Parliament; French Embassy; Embassy of Finland; UNESCO; OSCE and the United Nations.
Example job roles include Policy Dialogue Coordinator; Political Risk Analyst; Researcher; Business Analyst; Cultural and Cooperation Attache; Economic Forecasting; Translator and Consultants.
- Politics and Sociology
Policy and Government is the top sector our graduates enter, but they can also be found in journalism, consultancy; NGOs and international development; teaching, and health and social care.
Recent employers include Bloomberg, British Film Institute (BFI); Civil Service; Deloitte Forensic; Romanian Embassy; Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Financial Times; European Human Rights Advocacy and The Economist.
Example job roles include Television News Reporter; Researcher; Public Relations Development; Language Analyst; Associate Consultant; Civil Servant; Business Analyst; English Teacher.
- Research Degrees (MRes and PhD)
Unsurprisingly, the top destination for our research graduates is academia, with 29% entering Higher Education research or teaching sectors. Other sectors popular include publishing, journalism and translation; scientific research and development and IT and technology.
Employers include UCL; King's College London; Cambridge University Press; German Embassy (Athens); London School of Economics; Newcastle University; Thomson Reuters and Transparency International.
Roles include: Lecturer; Post-Doctoral Fellow; Legal Researcher; Policy Advisor; Economist and Publisher.
Careers data is taken from the latest available Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey here.