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Career Options

Warwick is the fifth most targeted university nationally by the UK’s top 100 graduate employers* and in the top 30 in the world for our reputation with employers**. So as a student in a high-ranking programme at Warwick, there are a large range of opportunities for you.

* The Graduate Market in 2023, High Fliers Research
** QS World University Rankings 2019

EPP Careers

Cross-disciplinary studies are valued by employers since graduates from these subjects are likely to be able to see challenges from different angles and hence be in a strong position to suggest a range of solutions. They are often able to understand the way in which theoretical considerations may be approached in complex ‘real world’ situations.

The current attention that this particular interdisciplinary field of research, particularly the area of Behavioural Science and Behavioural Economics, receives across academia, government and the private sector also makes it an excellent preparation for a wide range of careers within local government, public health, media, charities and NGOs, marketing and finance.

What do Warwick Graduates Do?

Most degrees at Warwick are extremely versatile and the choice of job or career following studies depends more on personal interests, values and work experience than it does on choice of subject. This gives the individual graduate an enormous amount of flexibility. Many employers value Warwick graduates because they understand the value of employees who have successfully completed intellectually challenging courses.

Examples of Job Titles from the Economics, Psychology and Philosophy departments include:

Advertising Planner, Business Analyst, Cabinet Office Assistant, Councillor, Commercial Manager, Civil Servant, Editorial Assistant, Journalist, Marketing Manager, Merchandising Coordinator, Research Fellow, Parliamentary Assistant, Solicitor, Teacher, Treasury Department Analyst.

Companies and Organisations where Graduates from the Economics, Psychology and Philosophy Departments have Worked Include:

Allen & Overy, Asylum Aid, BBC, British Council, Cabinet Office, Capita, Clifford Chance, Department of Transport, Deloitte, EY, Goldman Sachs, Google, HMRC, House of Commons, KPMG, Metropolitan Police, Oxford University Press, PwC, Santander, TeachFirst, The Independent, UN World Food Programme.

Careers Support

Our Student Careers and Skills team can help you to devise and implement your career plans at any stage of your course and up to 3 years after graduation. We provide skills training, employer-led workshops, alumni talks, regular careers fairs and one-to-one bespoke careers advice with an EPP Careers Consultant.

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Employers specifically like interdisciplinary degree graduates from our departments because they:

  • Have strong communication and presentation skills in both verbal discussion and writing.
  • Develop strategy and use creative thinking to solve complex problems.
  • Consider social and ethical issues in a structured and critical way.
  • Think clearly in the abstract and construct sound and logical arguments.
  • Have intellectual autonomy, since much of their academic work is independent.