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Sociology BSc(Hons): After you graduate

Careers and progression

Our graduates typically pursue careers in the ‘caring professions', government and social policy research, market research, advertising, business, human resources, media industries, teaching and charitable and non-governmental associations.

The skills you will gain from a degree in sociology will be useful in many types of employment. You will gain the ability to collect data and evidence, analyse it and apply it to real-world situations. A sociology degree also provides an excellent foundation for postgraduate study in sociology and allied areas such as criminology, international relations and human rights.

The Sociology BSc(Hons) prepares you for life after university by teaching the following key transferrable skills and perspectives that employers want.

  • Problem-solving
  • Data analysis
  • Critical thinking and reasoning
  • Team working
  • Leadership
  • Self-motivation
  • Working independently
  • Project planning
  • Managing data sets
  • Interpreting data
  • Written and oral communication

Our Sociology BSc(Hons) graduates have gone on to work in fields as diverse as social research, teaching, policy-making, the charity sector, local government, human resource management and retail. Some graduates have continued their academic studies doing a masters course and doctoral studies in the UK and internationally.

In addition to building expertise in your own discipline, our courses will also help you to develop key transferable skills that you'll need for professional life or further study once you graduate. 

As well as a range of careers and employability activities at Kingston, we also offer you the chance to apply and develop your skills in live contexts as an integral part of your course. Opportunities include:

  • placements;
  • working or studying abroad;
  • volunteering;
  • peer mentoring roles; and
  • internship opportunities within and outside the University.

In your final year, you'll get the opportunity to complete a major 'capstone' project where you can apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired to a range of real issues in different contexts. This is a great way to learn and is a valuable bridge to employment or further research at masters level.

Courses available after you graduate

If you decide that you would like to go on to postgraduate study after your undergraduate course, we offer a 10 per cent discount on our postgraduate course tuition fees to our alumni. Here are some courses that might interest you:

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