Politics and International Relations

Politics graduates develop a valuable range of skills which are of great interest to employers. Employers from many sectors of the economy, both public and private, will be impressed by your ability to:

  • Apply theories and methods for a thorough analysis
  • Organise and evaluate complex information from secondary and primary sources
  • Make reasoned arguments and use critical judgement
  • Communicate effectively and fluently in speech and writing
  • Collaborate with others to achieve common goals

Careers directly linked to your degree include roles in the:

  • Diplomatic Service
  • Civil Service: policy, Government Research Officer
  • Charity and Non-Governmental organisations 
  • International Development sector

Previous politics students at the University of Westminster have also obtained work in:

  • Banking
  • European Union administration
  • International organisation administration
  • Public Relations
  • Journalism
  • Market Research

Visit the Prospects website for a full list of career options with a politics degree

Some typical career paths

Useful sources of work placements, job vacancies and information

View a list of Think Tanks that offer internships

International development

View our Getting into International Development fact sheet

Professional bodies and related associations