7 jobs you'd be good at if you studied a social science at university

Sally Bracegirdle
Head of Marketing

It’s not hard to see why so many employers value graduates that have studied a social science.

From your understanding of how individuals think and interact to your strong analytical and communication skills, you are a useful addition to any business, in any industry.

Below you'll find 7 jobs that are ideal for social science graduates. They're all hiring right now - don't miss out.


1. Police Now - National Detective Programme

  • Where: Nationwide
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Deadline: ASAP


As a social science graduate, your degree has given you a head start when it comes to the skills you need to launch a career as a Detective, such as emotional-awareness, critical-thinking and problem-solving. Police Now are looking for graduates like you to join their National Detective Programme, on which you'll join one of several police forces across the UK and learn how to transform societies that are impacted by crime.



Your research skills and ability to understand different groups of people make you ideal for this role with market research consultancy, incling. As an Online Community Manager & Qualitative Researcher you'll set up and run online communities to gather feedback from consumers all over the world on anything from Airlines to Gen Z trends and more. This is a remote role, meaning you can work from home, from wherever you are in the UK.



University of London Recruitment Services are recruiting on behalf of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, who are specifically seeking social science graduates with a passion for protecting the planet for this paid, 6-month internship. In the role, you will help to deliver the Climate Action Planning Programme, which aims to assist cities across the world as they achieve ambitious and equitable climate action plans.



Assistant Directors at Explore Learning need to have a robust knowledge of people and relationships, which your degree has more than likely given to you. In this role, you'll be a jack of all trades, representing the company as an ambassador, working with children closely every day and building relationships with the families that attend your centre. Plus, you can look forward to a whole range of benefits and a very decent starting salary. 



The social sciences teach you about the workings of people and behaviour more so than other degrees, and this knowledge is essential for teaching. With Teach First you'll enter a two-year training programme designed to equip you with all the skills, experience and qualifications required of a first-class teacher. Applications are now open for the 2021 programme - apply early for the best chance of getting your first-choice subject and location.



Globe Locums offer high quality, flexible staffing solutions to the UK and global healthcare sector, and their team is expanding year-on-year. Your ability to build and nurture lasting relationships with people makes you a perfect fit for the company. Join the team and you'll enjoy bonuses, clear career mapping and an unmatched training programme that's guaranteed to shape you into a top recruiter.



Coming from a social science background it's highly likely that you care about making a difference to people's lives, and that's exactly what you'll be doing as an ESL Teacher at Global Teacher Recruitment. Joining a passionate team of teachers at the Monkey Tree English Learning Centre, you'll teach children English through play-based education. If you love children and travel, this job is for you.