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international relations degree job prospects?

what are some of the best job prospects
Hi there!

A common route for our graduates is a career in the foreign service. As a diplomat, you can work overseas or at a regional organisation such as the EUn or UN. The knowledge, understanding and skills that you gain during your degree can help in fields ranging from international conflict to trade and migration.

Similarly, graduates often choose to join the Armed Forces, to work for NGOs or as foreign correspondents for the media. Private sector organisations, especially those in globalised trade including banks and energy sector companies, also value an international relations background. In each of these roles, your study of international relations theory and practice and what these tell you about relations between states, peoples and power could make a critical difference on the ground.

I hope this is useful- best of luck for the future!

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