Rachel Sanders LJMU English graduate

Careers

School of Humanities and Social Science

Career support and advice

We'll help you gain the skills you need to succeed.

Our School will provide you with the experience, skills and knowledge you need to become a stand-out candidate on your chosen career path. The flexibility of thought that you will develop will be a valuable asset in an ever-changing economic climate.

Possible careers and industries

Where could your degree take you? As a graduate of our School a wide variety of career opportunities are open to you. Here are just a few roles you could consider:

  • Journalist
  • Marketing executive
  • Museum curator
  • Probation officer
  • Teacher
  • Youth justice worker                                          
  • Politician
  • Civil servant
  • Charity manager
  • Media researcher
  • Financial services manager
  • Communications manager                                      

How we'll help you achieve your dream career

There are lots of ways we'll help you succeed in the jobs market.

We'll provide you with international opportunities

To provide you with an understanding of the global issues that affect your field, we encourage you to study abroad. Students have studied in China, Malaysia and Nepal, whilst others have undertaken fieldwork in Gothenburg, Berlin and Brussels. We also have students gaining work experience in the USA, and we organise international field trips for undergraduates to places including Copenhagen, Madrid and Nepal.

We'll help you find career-enhancing placements

A placement could not only help you gain insight into your potential career, but it could also help you make valuable links with potential employers. The School’s Work Related Learning Co-ordinator is on hand to help you find a placement or work experience opportunity. Previously, our students have completed placements at the following organisations:


  • Victim Support
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Probation Service
  • North West Air Ambulance
  • Merseyside Police
  • The Whitechapel Centre
  • Sahir House
  • Genie in the Gutter
  • Youth Offending Service
  • The National Trust
  • FACT
  • A variety of schools

We'll hold events that enable you to network with organisations

Our School regularly holds events, such as our work-related learning and volunteering fairs. These events get you networking with potential employers and will also help you to secure work experience opportunities.

We'll invite professionals to give special lectures

Professionals with specialist industry knowledge deliver workshops and seminars that relate to your modules. Previously, speakers have come from organisations such as the Symphony Housing Group, National Museums Liverpool and the Citizens Advice Bureau. These sessions provide you with fantastic insight into your subject and its relationship to the world of work.

We'll encourage you to take part in our research community

Innovative thinking and discovery is a vital part of your university education, which is why we encourage you to participate in research. For example, in English, students publish their own research online as part of the innovative module ‘Prison Voices’.

We'll provide you with a personal tutor

As one of our students you will be assigned a member of staff from your programme as your personal tutor, who is there to help support your academic, personal and career development.

We'll help you improve your employability with careers-focussed sessions

Our School’s dedicated Careers Advisors run regular sessions that should boost your employability. Sessions vary, but we have previously run an Introduction to LinkedIn and Graduate Schemes Uncovered. We also have group sessions on topics like Identifying Work Experience Opportunities, Creative Job Searches and ‘Getting into Teaching’.