Careers and Employability Service

What can I do with my degree in War and Conflict?

Other careers

The interest that led you to make this choice of degree, or the skills that you have developed through studying it,  may make the following jobs suitable choices for you:

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Charity Worker

One of the most important activities in charities is fundraising but there is a wide range of others, from applying for grants or managing volunteers to providing advice and information to clients. Charities recruit into a variety of roles including project management; finance; marketing; public relations and volunteer management. In smaller charities, staff may undertake multiple tasks.

Job profile of a charity officer from the Prospects website
Job profile of a charity fundraiser from the Prospects website
Job profile of a charities administrator from the TARGET Jobs website
Job profile of a charities fundraiser from the TARGET Jobs website
I Want to Work in: A Charity

Journalist

Journalists research, write and present stories, features and articles across a range of media platforms – newspapers, magazines, television, radio and internet. Experience gained in student journalism will be helpful in breaking into this area.

Profiles of jobs in journalism and publishing from the Prospects website
Job profile of a journalist from the TARGET Jobs website
I Want to Work In: Journalism  

Librarian

Library and information staff manage, organise, evaluate and disseminate information. In specialist libraries (such as the House of Commons library) or universities. Politics and International Relations graduates may be able to use their subject knowledge directly.

Job profile of an academic librarian from the Prospects website
Job profile of an academic librarian from the TARGET Jobs website
Job profile of a public librarian from the Prospects website
Job profile of a public librarian from the TARGET Jobs website
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
I Want to Work In: Librarianship and Archives

Risk Manager

Risk managers are responsible for managing risks (including security, information, political and social risks) to an organisation and its employees, customers, reputation and stakeholders. They identify and assess threats, put plans in place for if things go wrong and decide how to avoid, reduce or transfer risks.

Job profile of a risk manager from the Prospects website
I Want to Work In: Risk

Solicitor

Solicitors provide expert legal support and advice to clients (who may be individuals, groups, public sector organisations or private companies), take instructions from clients and advise on necessary courses of legal action. Non-law graduates can enter the legal profession after a one-year conversion course, which in some cases may be funded by future employers.

Job profile of a solicitor from the Prospects website
Job profile of a solicitor from the TARGET Jobs website
I Want to Work in Law


You may be interested in graduate roles outside of War and Conflict. There are many employers who are looking for graduates with good degrees but that don’t have a preference for the subject studied. To explore different career options see:

 

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Last Updated: 10/09/2019