What can I do with my degree?


With a Sociology Degree you will be able to:

  • Understand how societies form, develop, change, and their relevance to the contemporary world
  • Research qualitative data techniques and skills of data analysis
  • Work collaboratively on projects and presentations
  • Develop research skills

The Career Zone have produced a guide: Careers for Sociology and Anthropology graduates

What can you do with a Degree in Sociology?

Our programmes are demanding and encourage initiative and open mindedness, helping to ensure that you will be well equipped with a range of academic, personal and professional skills to prepare you for future employment or research in a wide variety of fields. Many of our graduates choose to follow their degree with employment or further study in people-focused fields; others choose to use their skills in business or public sector administration. 

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Destinations of University of Exeter Sociology Graduates

Full time UK domiciled undergraduates (of those who completed their courses in the last three years) surveyed six months after graduation. The following are examples of destinations of graduates who finished undergraduate courses:

Army Officer
Civil Servant
Event Manager
Legal Service Manager
Lettings Negotiator
Nursing Auxiliary
Probation Officer
Project Manager
Recruiment and HR Assistant
Regional Co-Ordinator
Student Support Worker
Support Officer

British Army
Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum
County and City Councils
Devon Doctors
Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education
Fairtrade Foundation
Higher Education Institutes
Medicology Ltd
National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy
Nuffield Health
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital NHS
Rural Payments Agency
RWS Books
Schools and Colleges
Tickets for Troops
Youth Offending Team

Further study
BA Law
CIPD Professional Development Scheme
GDL (Law Conversion Course)
LLM International Human Rights Law
MA Acting For Screen
MA Critical Global Theory
MA Gender Studies
MA International Relations
MA Media and Cultural Studies
MA Music Theatre
MA Social Work
MPh Sociology
MSc Countering Organized Crime and Terrorism
MSc International Management
MSc Management
MSc Marketing
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