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What can I do with...

...a politics degree?

Flummoxed by your career options? This useful little tool helps you find out exactly what you can do with your politics degree.

Sectors

 

Having chosen to do a politics degree, you might believe that you’re destined to spend your life in the House of Commons, sneering, jeering and heckling the opposition. However, a politics degree will actually provide you with a brilliant platform from which to enter a range of fascinating sectors...

Skills

 

Your head might be crammed full of useful (and some not-so-useful) information, but your politics degree will also help you to develop a wealth of useful skills…

Analytical Skills

You’re better than Shearer and Hansen put together. You’re even better than Gary Neville. Fortunately, your top-notch analytical skills also extend beyond the world of football punditry.

Attention to Detail

You can spot a needle in a haystack. Sometimes you can even spot a specific needle in a massive stack of needles. You’re just that sharp.

Communication (Oral)

All mouth, no trousers? Nope, but you can speak to people in a calm, concise and engaging manner.

Communication (Written)

You may not be a romantic poet, but you can write in a professional, succinct and appealing fashion.

Critical Thinking

When you’re presented with a problem or idea, you have the ability to think about it from a critical perspective. You’re not afraid to share your opinion.

Independence

You don’t need somebody holding your hand the entire time. You can work on your own, use your initiative and keep yourself motivated.

Leadership

You’re a shepherd, not a sheep. You can lead from the front and take charge when decisions need to be made.

Negotiation

Articulate, methodical and composed, your negotiation skills are top-notch. You could even give Barry Obama a run for his money.

Objective Thinking

You can think objectively and approach problems and situations with an open mind.

Problem Solving

You’re a bit like Jimmy McNulty in The Wire. You might swear a lot, but you can solve problems quickly and logically without too much head-scratching.

Research

Like a pig sniffing for truffles, you have the ability to get your head down and find exactly what you’re looking for: useful information.

Teamwork

You’re not an angry loner. Far from it! You have the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Time Management

You may not have ‘Bernard’s Watch’, but you can manage your time effectively and meet deadlines without any last minute stress.

Occupations

 

Like any successful world leader, you should have a pretty strong idea of what you want to achieve by now. If you’re not quite there yet, though, check out the different roles you could secure with your politics degree…