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Planning on studying Politics and International relations because of my genuine passion for it, however....been hearing many stories/tales from people who say its not a good choice in terms of having a safe career bet after uni? what do you guys think?
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Well, if you like wearing suits, paper work and being sent to some random country no one knows where, most countrie usually have some sort of shortage of trained diplomats, and I think the UK seems to be one of them. (See, for example: https://www.gov.uk/government/organi...ut/recruitment). It’s also a very useful degree if you’re considering a career in politics.

If you feel like it’s not the kind of job for you - you can change to another one, and if you feel like this is really the one and only degree for you, don’t hesitate to pursue a further academic career! If it’s the course of your life, you won’t regret it.
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Planning on studying Politics and International relations because of my genuine passion for it, however....been hearing many stories/tales from people who say its not a good choice in terms of having a safe career bet after uni? what do you guys think?
Hey cillabilla!

I know from the name of the course people just assume all International Relations/Politics students want to go into politics in some way, usually civil servant or PM.... but as someone who is about to graduate with an IR and Politics degree, I sure don't! :eek:

Like many courses at university, you learn so many transferrable skills that you can take into various careers. Personally I want to go into teaching History, which with my degree I can do so.

Prospects is a really good website that shows different types of jobs that certain degrees can take you into and where your degrees can be useful. For example, for IR it states 'broadcast journalist, solicitor, border force officer, intelligence analyst, etc.' and for Politics, it states 'detective, social researcher, charity officer, stockbroker, market researcher, etc.) There are so many careers that IR and Politics can take you into, so I wouldn't worry about it.

Hope that helps a little!

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