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Careers and your future in Sociology

Sociologists are in increasing demand in many sectors in social welfare and policy, in local government and administration, in medicine, in education and research.

If you are thinking of a career in any of these fields, it may also be possible to select relevant work experience while you’re at Brunel.

The varieties of research skills the degree teaches are vital qualities sought by employers in business, marketing, media, advertising and recruitment. Knowledge and understanding of statistics and research skills are particularly useful assets in the job market.

Sociology students can be found in a diverse range of careers, including computing, consultancy, lobbying, teaching, campaigning and fundraising, to name just a few.

Few other sociology degrees contain work placements, let alone high quality organised placements. Students on our four-year sandwich degree course benefit from our excellent links with external organisations. Past placements in Media Studies have included work in TV, film and video production, advertising, the music business, local radio and public relations.

The positive impact of a sandwich placement on graduate employment outcomes across Brunel is considerable. Those who have done placements are also much more likely to be in employment for which their degree was a formal requirement or where they believe their degree gave them a competitive advantage in recruitment.