Your Careers Adviser

The careers adviser with responsibility for your degree is:

Elaine Lynch

Career Options

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A degree in Social Sciences will equip you with the analytical and communication skills that employers across a broad range of sectors are looking for. Many graduate roles in business, technology and finance are open to any degree discipline therefore Social Science graduates have a broad range of careers to choose from, not just those that relate to their degree subject.

Featured Job Sites

General Graduate Recruitment 

GCU Jobs and Events

HigherEd Talent
Target Jobs
Graduate Recruitment Bureau
Inside Careers
Top Graduate Employers

Public Sector

My Job Scotland - jobs in local government and the public sector
NHS Scotland
Police Scotland
Security Services - MI5MI6
Civil Service Jobs
Scottish Government Jobs
Politics jobs


Teach in Scotland - primary & secondary education

FE Jobs - Further Education and College jobs)
Jobs - Jobs in Higher Education
My Job Scotland - education jobs in Scottish schools, colleges and universities 

Creative and Cultural Jobs

Creative and Cultural Skills - Heritage Jobs
Historic Scotland
National Museums Scotland

Charity and Voluntary Sector

Goodmoves (paid jobs in Charity & Voluntary sector)
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
Third Sector Jobs

Graduate Destinations

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What Do Graduates Do?

Professional Bodies

A Professional body or association is an organisation which represents a profession, and often sets the standards for professional qualification and for continuing professional development in that sector.  It can be useful for you to join your own professional body as a student member as it will help you to keep up to date with your sector, offers opportunities for networking, and perhaps give you an additional source of access to opportunities for graduates.

Social Sciences Research Council - nurtures new generations of social scientists, fosters innovative research, and mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues. Market Research Society - community of research professionals that endeavours to help young professionals and graduates join this community and build a rewarding career in Research

British Society of Criminology
British Sociological Association
Political Studies Association
Historical Association
Museums Association
Economics Network