Make your career aspirations possible


Our degree courses have been designed as a response to nationwide skills shortage in quantitative research methods. We offer training in qualitative research methods to make sure you have a well-rounded skills set, which we know employers demand. The courses also have specialist modules developed to prepare you for the challenges of a competitive graduate employment market.

So we know there is a demand for graduates with skills like yours, and we have effective relationships with the employers you want to work with.

Follow your passions into employment

The interdisciplinary nature of our courses allows you find and develop your interest within the social science subjects. You may not have an idea of what career path you’d like to take yet, but the courses provides you the freedom to explore and discover your passion, hopefully setting you up for a career in this field.

Boundless career opportunities

Our courses prepare you for employment, but not just within research or academia. Employers in a variety of industries have told us they are looking graduates with skills like yours. Examples of careers using your research methods training include:

    • Journalists
    • Policy makers
    • PR strategist
    • Procurement
    • Commercial insights & innovation
    • Marketing
    • Advertising

    • Brand managers
    • Product designers
    • Management consultants
    • Police staff
    • Government statisticians
    • Neighbourhood planning

A career that’s not just about you

Study with us and you’ll get a degree that will lead you into a career that you’re passionate about, but you will be making a difference to our society.The ultimate goal for social science research is to make society work better, and your career can be a part of that. Who else can say they change the world for a living?

Making society count.

Careers Service

The University’s Careers Service works with the Sheffield Methods Institute and provides expert careers advice and opportunities for students and graduates, including placements and graduate jobs, part-time work, and ways to develop your employability. Find the latest jobs, placement vacancies and events, and book advice sessions with Careers Advisers via ‘Career Connect’ in MUSE.