Sociology
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  1. Graduate prospects
Sociology

Graduate prospects

9th in the UK for graduate-level jobs

The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 places us 9th in the UK for graduate-level jobs and 12th overall in the graduate employment category.

How we help you with your career

  • Find out more about City's Career & 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.

Creative Writing achievements

Former students have gone on to win prizes and have work published:

  • Peter Moore's book (developed on the MA) Damn His Blood: Being a True and Detailed History of the Most Barbarous and Inhumane Murder at Oddingley and the Quick and Awful Retribution was published by Chatto & Windus in 2012. Watch a video trailer about Peter's book.
  • Inspector Minahan Makes a Stand: The Missing Girls of England by Bridget O'Donnell (Pan Macmillan, 2012)
  • Moyna's Stolen Dances by Ishani Kar-Purkayastha (Harper Collins)
  • Beautiful from this Angle by Maha Khan Phillips (Penguin)
  • The Half-Slave by Trevor Bloom (Hookline)
  • Aaron Eske's memoir about international adoption, My Family: A Symphony, was published by Palgrave in December 2010.
  • Brierley Thorpe's MA play won the International Playwriting Competition at Croydon Warehouse and was a runner-up in the Bruntwood Playwriting Prize.
  • Lydia Adetunji's MA screenplay was selected for the Brit List, a list of the UK's best unproduced screenplays. Her play The Fixer was produced at the High Tide Festival. Other short plays have been produced by Paines Plough theatre company and the Young Vic.
  • Alexandra Denye was a runner-up in the BBC's Alfred Bradley radio playwriting award.
  • Grant Corr's MA play has been produced by Icarus Theatre Company at the Old Red Lion theatre.
  • Heather Taylor co-wrote the screenplay for The Last Thakur, screened at the London Film Festival in 2008.
  • Harry Otto Brunjes has written, directed and produced the feature film La Bella Figura.
  • Kate Hall is a screenwriter on Hollyoaks.

Publishing Studies achievements

The five-week compulsory work placement is a key component of the Publishing MA, giving you the chance to put your learning into practice and, more importantly, make contacts in the industry. Contacts made while on placement have often led to publishing students' first jobs after graduating.

For more information about the MA work placement, and the impressive array of graduate jobs, please see the MA Publishing Studies course page.

Translation career paths

Audiovisual Translation

On successful completion of the course you will be well-equipped to pursue a career as an audiovisual translator in subtitling, dubbing or audio description, or as an audio describer within film and TV or the gallery and museum context. You will also have developed expertise in script translations and translations of film contracts and other documents used within the industry context.

Principles and Practice of Translation

This course leads to an academic translation qualification which is tailored to professional requirements. With experienced staff, we can offer a course both for working translators who have no formal qualification and for those who wish to embark on a career in the translation industry, working as in-house or freelance translators. At the same time, the course prepares you for a professional body exam, the Chartered Institute of Linguists' Diploma in Translation examination.