Careers and employability
There are a number of specialist careers in the voluntary, state and private sectors available to graduates from each of our disciplines.
Criminology prepares our graduates for work in the fields of probation, policing and the prison service, non-governmental organisations, work in local authorities and offending teams.
Recent Politics graduates have found employment in youth and community work, at various levels of government – including foreign ministries and national UN delegations – and in project management within economic development.
Career options for our Sociology graduates include social work, policy analysis, policy research, teaching, media work and journalism.
Hasan Calaph, a Politics graduate, talks about how LSBU helped him along his chosen career path:
The academic strength of our programmes allows many graduates to continue on to postgraduate degrees and academic research. At LSBU we offer a number of applied postgraduate courses linked to our nationally and internationally recognised research activities.
Voluntary placement opportunities
In keeping with our applied approach to social and policy studies we run a strong voluntary placement scheme. Through a placement you can contribute to real world situations linked to your subject of interest. Placements can ground your experience of your subject of study, provide confidence and bolster your CV.
Search our courses – each entry comes with placement and further careers information.
LSBU first UK university to launch fully chartered town planner apprenticeship scheme
27 June 2019
Law student at LSBU wins double scholarship from the Honourable Society of Inner Temple
17 May 2019
Law students reach finals weekend in national competition
30 August 2018
How black nurses were vital to our health service even before Windrush, a talk by Stephen Bourne
17 May 2018
LSBU supports Southwark Council’s successful bid to regenerate Walworth heritage
12 January 2018
Enhancing global learning on migration and refugee law
21 December 2017
Approval from President of American Bar Association
19 December 2017
LSBU through to quarter finals of Property Law Mooting Competition
19 December 2017
Thomas’ success proves Asperger’s is no barrier in academia
29 November 2017