Philosophy graduate destinations

On graduating, Bristol Philosophy students are able to demonstrate numerous skills that many employers recognise and need for their organisations. These include the ability to conduct in-depth analysis, the communication of complex material, flexibility of thought, and the presentation of arguments in a coherent and compelling manner.

Data obtained from

  • Single and joint honours Philosophy courses (BA and BSc)
  • Graduates from the UK 

Responses were received from 93 UK graduates from 2015/16; this is a response rate of 72.7%

Sector information

The transferable skills gained during their studies mean that many Philosophy graduates choose to enter careers that do not require a specific degree; around 70% of jobs are open to graduates of any discipline.

Employers and occupations

Examples of employers

  • Civil Service
  • Deloitte
  • UK Cabinet Office
  • Carbon Smart
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Examples of occupations

  • Credit Analyst
  • Events Consultant
  • Visible Marketing Executive
  • Commercial Analyst
  • Scientific Proofreader

Further study

The following subject areas for futher study are consistently favoured by our Philosophy graduates: Law, e.g. Law (MA), International Relations, e.g. International Studies and Diplomacy (MA), Management, e.g. Management (MSc), Philosophy, e.g. Philosophy (MA) and Journalism, e.g. News Journalism (MA).

Find out more

You can explore specific sectors and occupations by using Prospects - Options with your subject.