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What can you do with a Philosophy degree?

Careers and employability

What do Philosophy graduates do after graduation? What can you do with a Philosophy degree? What's the point of studying Philosophy?

A degree from Warwick opens up doors to a number of career paths. We can help you build the right skills for your future. And we can do that from the moment you start your degree.

Studying Philosophy will help you to be able to pay close attention to detail and understand complex problems. You will analyse and articulate the underlying and complex issues of debates. You will think in the abstract and construct sound arguments. You will consider social and ethical issues in a structured way. You will use these skills to be logical, influence ideas and decisions.

As one of our philosophy students, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for a year-long work placement scheme at the end of your first or second year. Students are responsible for arranging placements themselves, but take a special module requiring them to write a report on their placement, and graduate with “with work placement” in their degree title. The scheme is a valuable way of gaining work experience during your degree.

Hear from Vera, our former student about her experience:


Did you know? Warwick is the third most targeted University nationally by the UK’s Top 100 Graduate Employers (High-Fliers Research Ltd 2019)

Graduate destinations

What kind of jobs can you get with a Philosophy degree from Warwick?

Every year the government runs a survey called the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey. This tells us where our graduates end up approximately six months after graduation. We can share this information anonymously here.

Job roles across industries:

News Writer, Travel Programme Consultant, Fashion Buying Assistant, Wealth Manager Assistant, Chartered Accountant, Secondary School Teacher, Librarian, Charity Volunteer Coordinator, Fundraising Assistant, Youth Worker, Junior Web Editor, Healthcare Assistant, Commercial Banking Strategy Associate, Sales and Marketing Administrator, Private Equity Analyst, Data Analyst, EU Exit Advisor, Assistant Event Director, TV Researcher, Partnership Manager, Management Consultant, HR Associate, Project Manager

Companies and organisations across the globe:

Accenture, Lloyds Bank, Deloitte, PwC, Bank of England, London School of Economics, BBC, Sky News, Waterstones, Verso, Transport for London, Natural History Museum, Teach First, British Council, British Army, Royal Bank of Canada, House of Fraser, Dogs Trust, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, HMRC.

Further study:

Continental Philosophy, Economics, Global Governance and Diplomacy, International Technology Management, International Development, Public Policy, Global Health, Magazine Journalism, Political Economy of Europe.