What do LSE Sociology graduates do?

In 2013/14,  88% of undergraduate leavers and 93% of postgraduate leavers from the Department of Sociology were in employment, completing further study or taking time out just six months after graduation.

Many graduate jobs make use of the social insight and skills acquired through the study of sociology. Typical employment sectors include:

Jobs where a degree in sociology may prove directly applicable include teacher, lecturer, social worker, probation officer, social researcher and community officer. Graduates may similarly pursue roles within retail management, public relations, banking, welfare advice, research, accountancy and systems analysis.

The average starting salary of graduates from the Sociology department in 2013/14 was £22,000 for undergraduates, and £24,700 for postgraduates.

To find out more about LSE graduate destinations by specific Sociology degree programmes, see graduate destinations by degree programme.

Graduate profiles

View Department of Sociology graduate profiles.

Employability skills

Students have practice in the gathering, analysis and interpretation of information and are able to judge and critically evaluate evidence. Students are adept at making reasoned arguments, demonstrating an ability to analyse and assess empirical information.

Students demonstrate effective teamwork through group project work and IT skills in project presentation.

Students have problem solving skills developed through regular analysis of case studies and are able to develop strategies to deal with key issues.