BSocSc Sociology / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

One of the most unique things about my degree is the flexibility to study courses from different Schools with the University for Interdisciplinary Learning (UCIL).

During my final year, after my internship, I had decided I wanted to focus on social research. UCIL allowed me to take a course unit in Social Statistics which enabled me to gain experience in quantitative research methods.

Zvi Oduba / BSocSc Sociology graduate

Our graduates are highly sought after and can use their skills and knowledge in a wide range of different areas.

The Sociology course includes our Sociology Futures course, running across all three years of the degree.

Sociology Futures involves lectures, workshops, panels and other activities, all designed to help with your studies and equip you for the world of work. Academic and careers skills courses include:

  • training in critical reading and writing;
  • essay and exam techniques;
  • presentation skills;
  • preparing dissertations;
  • regular events on jobs, careers and employability;
  • volunteering and internship opportunities;
  • meeting Sociology alumni, graduate employers, Careers Service advisers and other experts at the University.

Recent graduates are now working at:

  • the Ministry of Justice;
  • the NHS;
  • the British Council;
  • Fujitsu;
  • United Nations Refugee Agency;
  • AMNET Media;
  • Unilever.

You will have to access our Careers Service as a student and for two years after you graduate, helping you:

  • find summer internships or work experience;
  • apply for jobs and provide practice interviews;
  • access online and interactive services such as practice psychometric tests.

At Manchester you will also have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability .

For more information, see careers and employability .