Politics shapes our daily lives. It concerns our choice about society and the way we are governed. For example politics deals with big issues such as climate change, equality and human rights.
When studying politics you will develop knowledge and understanding of the role politics plays in relation to current local, national, and global issues, as well as studying key thinkers and political ideas.
Politics involves exploring your own views, analysing data and information and constructing arguments.
Politics students are usually good verbal and written communicators.
They are in demand going into a variety of fields including; working for the government (civil service), law business, advertising, media and education.
Selection of jobs using the subject Politics
- Advertising account executive
- Border Force officer
- Broadcast journalist
- Business development manager
- Business project manager
- Civil Service administrative officer
- Civil Service executive officer
- Diplomatic Service officer
- Equalities officer
- Human resources manager
- Local government officer
- Market researcher
- Marketing executive
- Newspaper journalist
- Public relations director
- Public relations officer
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Check out more than 800 other job profiles, the above list is just a selection of jobs where a love of politics could take you, there will be loads more!
Examples of apprenticeships that relate to politics:
- Policy Officer - Level:4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education). Typical length:24 months
- Cyber security technologist - Level:4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education). Typical length:24 months
- Public Relations Assistant - Level:4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education). Typical length:12 months
- HM Forces service person (public services) - Level 2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C). Typical length 12 months
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