Sociology is a unique subject because it is known as an ‘exporter’ discipline – this means that those who study sociology often go on to a wide range of positions in different types of organisations.
Members of our staff have worked with everyone from technology developers at Xerox to policymakers in the Department of Energy and Climate Change and charity officers at Save the Children. This highlights the relevance of sociological thinking and core research skills for a wide range of employers. With our help, you’ll develop your own understanding of how you want to use your new skills and which type of career would be best for you.
Alongside your core degree modules, you will take part in our Experiencing Sociology Programme that will help you to develop key transferrable skills and competencies, while also strengthening your networks within and beyond the Department. Support is also available from the Lancaster Careers team who offer opportunities for skill development and networking. The Capital Connections networking visit is just one example of how we support students to meet with top employers and alumni in London to develop their knowledge, skills and professional networks.
Our graduates have gone onto a range of roles, including:
- Family Practitioner – charity
- Police officer
- Rehabilitation support worker – charity
- Parliamentary Researcher – UK parliament
- MA study and academic or administrative positions in higher education institutions