82% of City’s Sociology graduates are in employment or further study within six months of completing their course.
Because we develop skills and abilities valued by employers, City is consistently ranked as one of the top UK universities for career opportunities and professional development.
10th in UK for employability
City University London is ranked 10th in the UK for graduate employability (Times Good University Guide 2011) and graduate starting salaries (Sunday Times University Guide 2011)
How we help you with your career
- Find out more about City's Careers and Skills Development Service, which aims to support you by giving you the tools you need to enhance your employability.
- Find out about the benefits and services available to recent City graduates, including a job vacancy service, and one-to-one guidance from one of our consultants
What next for BSc graduates?
A sociology degree develops a range of skills and intellectual abilities valued by employers including analytical skills, problem solving, communicating ideas, independent judgement and the ability to think constructively about key issues. Our graduates are found within a variety of different professions. Possible sectors for employment include civil service, broadcasting, advertising, press and public relations, audience and market research, the cultural industries, education, campaigning groups, non-governmental agencies, think tanks, the criminal justice system, protective agencies and health and social services.
Graduates of the Criminology and Sociology BSc are prepared for a wide variety of graduate-level careers in the civil service, the criminal justice system, policing, the protective agencies, youth justice system, social services, community safety, crime prevention, think tanks, and civil liberties pressure groups. The course also prepares you for a broader set of career choices and further postgraduate study and research in criminology, criminal law, criminal justice studies, and related fields.
Graduates of Media Studies and Sociology BSc are found within a variety of different professions. As well as successfully pursuing postgraduate careers in media and related research fields, they pursue professional journalism training and careers in publishing, advertising, public relations, marketing and arts administration and policy. There are also an increasing number of employment opportunities in the rapidly expanding new cultural and creative industries sector of the economy.
What next for MA graduates?
Criminology and Criminal Justice. City's Criminology curriculum prepares you for careers in research, policy development, the criminal justice system and related professions.
Sociology. Former students have gone on to secure prestigious and highly competitive posts in the public sector, social policy research think tanks and international organisations.
Global Migration. This course is particularly relevant to those who either work or would like a career working for statutory, NGOs or community-based organisations that work with migrants.
Human Rights. Graduates are equipped with the theoretical knowledge, research skills and substantive expertise to be human rights policy makers, researchers, advocates or evaluators in government departments, intergovernmental organisations and specialist NGOs.
International Politics and Human Rights. Demand for international politics graduates with a focus on human rights is extremely high. Opportunities exist within local and national government, NGOs and multinational companies.
Media and Communications. These courses will appeal to you if you wish to achieve a broad study of the subject, either as preparation for a research degree, entry into employment in the wide realms of media and communications, or as a means of furthering your understanding if you are already working in the domain. These courses can lead to a wide variety of careers in broadcasting, press and telecoms networks, NGOs, the development sector and consultancies, advertising, marketing, politics, journalism, media management and regulatory agencies.