When it comes to choosing a career, Social Policy graduates will often have best of both worlds; the degree can be vocational, if you so wish, across a range of public, private and voluntary services; but it is also a non-vocational degree, if you want to compete for the range of vacancies that still require a graduate with no specification as to subject.
There is a wide range of jobs for graduates in Social Policy - some 40% of graduate jobs are open to those of any degree discipline. Many use the knowledge and skills acquired through their degree to enter the health and social care sector and gain employment, either as practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, or managers in the areas of social work, criminal justice, health, education, housing, urban renewal, and poverty and social inclusion. Alternatively some Social Policy graduates use their knowledge to gain entry into professions such as journalism and politics, whilst others are equally well placed to enter jobs unrelated to their degree discipline such as in advertising, accountancy, market research, public relations, recruitment, and administration.
The University of Bristol Careers Service collects information from recent UK and EU Bristol graduates each year (both full and part-time) through the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DLHE). The Careers Service uses these statistics to create profiles of each department's graduates to give a clear picture of what happens to them once they leave university.