Career Zone can help you at all stages of planning.

Careers and employability

Studying Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology gives you an excellent all-round education and provides you with skills attractive to employers and relevant for a wide range of careers.

You will learn to understand other people’s points of view, to communicate your own position clearly and to argue effectively. You’ll also learn to collect, assess and present evidence and to work independently and in groups. Depending on your interests you may also gain valuable life skills by becoming involved in voluntary work, studying abroad or undertaking a work placement.

Our programmes are demanding and encourage initiative and open mindedness, helping to ensure that you’ll be well equipped with a range of academic, personal and professional skills that will prepare you for future employment.

Our students have gone on to successful careers in many sectors. See our Sociology and Philosophy career zone pages for more information about graduate destinations.

Excellent employment record

Exeter has an excellent reputation with graduate recruiters and our students and graduates compete very successfully in the employment market. Many employers target the University when recruiting new graduates.  Six months after graduation 92% of Exeter’s first-degree graduates were in employment or further study.*

Student Engagement

The Employability team work with and support the Sociology and Anthropology Society. The society has a dedicated Academic and Careers Representative who brings in alumni and employers to talk about careers. The focus is on professions that cover areas which the Sociology and Anthropology students are interested in. Past events have been with the British Red Cross, the Police and the BBC.

*Figures as at Jan. 2009, as a percentage of those respondents available for employment or study