Department of Sociology

Careers in Sociology

Studying Sociology at Sussex will give you the knowledge and skills to get a career in sociology or a job where knowledge of sociology is essential.

You will gain transferable skills in:

  • research-methods training
  • analytical and presentation skills
  • critical thinking.

Career destinations of Sussex sociology graduates

  • project worker for Barnardos
  • outreach worker for Release Drug Helpline
  • mental health worker for Brighton Housing Trust
  • speech and language therapist for Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • research officer for the Institute for Employment Studies.

A Sociology degree at Sussex can prepare you for jobs in fields such as social research, public relations, research, and for the health, social welfare, housing, charity and education sectors.

Benefit from careers support 

You can attend careers events which can help you find jobs in government, government insititutions, and sectors including development, charity, not-for-profit and the public sector.

These events are run by the Careers and Employability Centre who also organise an annual careers fair where you can meet employers and get information on graduate schemes and jobs.


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