Your career - postgraduates
A postgraduate degree in Politics from Sheffield can set you apart from everyone else. You'll have many opportunities across the duration of your course to develop transferable skills for your future career.
Our Politics postgraduate students have gone on to work in a variety of exciting roles across the globe. Including working with organisations such as:
- UK Government
- British Red Cross
- Ministry of Justice
- International Development Research Network
- Bank of England
- Labour Party
- Metropolitan Police
- Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Securities Commission Malaysia
- Local City and County Councils
- Shenzhen Women and Children's Development Foundation
(Source: Graduate Outcomes Survey 19/20-20/21 /Postgraduate)
Graduated with a Master's from the Department in 2013
Deputy Head of Communications, The British Embassy in Moscow
I apply pretty much everything I've got, studying political science in Russian and international studies in the UK. Prioritising, seeing the big picture, critical thinking, and multitasking - these are probably the most important skills in this job.
The careers Service portal is here to help you with career planning and development for your postgraduate study and beyond. They offer different events and talks, the unique personal development tool MySkills, and support in finding and securing work experience.
The Faculty of Social Sciences Employability Hub provides a range of projects and events specifically tailored to Social Sciences subjects. They aim to support you as you explore careers and build the experience and skills to help you move on successfully from your studies.
Study a PhD
A PhD is often viewed as an entry route into an academic career in teaching or research, but can also be a basis for employment in research, either in industry, government or the voluntary sector.
Our current PhD students are studying a range of topics from consumption, corporations, and communication to vaccines and the Chinese economy. Read about the subjects our students are making innovative and original contributions towards.