Careers and connections in Society and People


The courses in this study area offer a wealth of career opportunities for those who are passionate about making a positive change to society and people.

You might want to help under-represented groups have their needs heard, or be part of the policies that effect change. You could even set up your own social enterprise or work in a role that supports young people and their families or carers. 

No matter what you want to do to make a difference to people, place and society, there's a course in here for you.

View our courses in Society and People

Your career

Former students have gone onto work in the following roles, and many more:

  • Voluntary Sector Manager
  • Community Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Research Associate
  • Social Worker
  • Children's residential care
  • Family Support work
  • Early intervention and crisis reduction roles
  • Substance Misuse roles
  • Youth Justice roles
  • Advocacy roles

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Work experience

Many of the courses in this area offer work placement or work experience opportunities so that you can develop your practical skills that will enhance your employability after graduation and help you to be ready for the roles you are looking to achieve.

With our wide ranging network of organisations, we'll support you to find a placement that will benefit the areas you want to go into. 

Our students

It was really beneficial to get that experience.

Mock interviews at the Community House are set up as somebody’s living room, it’s completely realistic, as if you’re in a community and you’ve got real service users which makes it all the more real. So, it was really beneficial to get that experience.

Shannon Houghton

Adult Community Team - Cheshire East Council

It’s been a life changing experience for me and my children. 

I was lucky enough to do my placement with a local authority in a child protection team and I’ve been lucky enough to be offered a job role with a safeguarding team. I started [my degree] when I was 30 and I'm going to be qualified at 33 and I have the rest of my career ahead of me. It’s been a life changing experience for me and my children. 

Jodie Wilson

Social Work

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