Careers and Employability Service

What can I do with my degree in Social Policy?

Other careers

A Social Policy degree may be useful in the following career areas:


The work of a paralegal can vary immensely depending on the firm but essentially a paralegal is a person trained in legal matters but not fully qualified as a lawyer.
Job profile of a paralegal from the Prospects website

Housing Officer/Manager

Housing Officers work for local authorities or housing associations to manage rented accommodation including solving problems raised by tenants, organising maintenance, allocating properties and dealing with payment issues. Housing Policy Officers develop policies for local authorities or housing associations.
Job profile of a Housing Manager/Officer from the Prospects website
Job profile of a Housing Adviser from the TARGET Jobs website 
Job profile of a Housing Policy Officer from the National Careers Service website

Police officer

Police officers work in communities to prevent crime and ensure good quality of life for all citizens. 
Job profile of a police officer from the Prospects website

Youth worker

Youth workers engage with young people in a variety of settings to give support and guidance, generally to those between the ages of 11 and 25
Job profile of a youth worker from the Prospects website 
Job description of a youth worker from Target Jobs website

Data analyst

Data analysts collect data and use it to help organisations to make business decisions. 
Job profile of a data analyst from the Prospects website 
Job description of a data analyst from Target Jobs website

International Aid/Development worker

International aid/development workers work around the world providing practical help and assistance on a variety of issues. Roles may be field or office based. You may be responding to a crisis or working on development policy. 
Job profile of an International Aid/Development worker from the Prospects website

You may be interested in graduate roles outside of Social Policy. 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