The skills and knowledge you will gain studying at London South Bank University (LSBU) are highly valued by employers. This is highlighted by the fact that LSBU is the number one modern university in the UK for graduate starting salaries (source: Times University Guide 2012).
There are a number of specialist careers in the voluntary, state and private sectors available to graduates of each of our disciplines. The subject of Criminology prepares students to work in the fields of probation, policing and the prison service, non-governmental organisations, work in local authorities and offending teams. Politics students tend to find employment in youth and community work, and work at various levels of government – including foreign ministries and national UN delegations. Career options for Social Policy graduates include: social work, policy analyst, civil servant and policy researcher.
A humanities degree also has the real advantage of opening up careers in a number of professions such as teaching, social work, administration and higher level education. Other graduates have forged exciting careers in research-related work, public relations, advertising, retail, management and media-related work.
Some students do voluntary or paid work in their own time to assess the suitability of career choices. You can find out more on our placements page.
The academic strength of our programmes has allowed many graduates to continue onto postgraduate degrees and academic research. At LSBU we offer a number of applied postgraduate courses (heavily linked to the Department's nationally and internationally recognised research activities).
Postgraduate taught courses include: