Career Prospects

Our graduates go onto a wide range of sectors and many different types of jobs:
  • Civil service and public administration
  • Management (including human resources and corporate communications)
  • Education and training       
  •  Media (including public relations, advertising and journalism)
  •  Business and marketing
  •  Financial and insurance sector
  •  Creative industries (including the arts, arts management, heritage, design)
  •  Non-profit and social service sector
At NTU Sociology, we focus on training students in core skills and competencies that are important in every workplace. These include pitching novel perspectives and ideas, knowing how to take initiative, and adapting to fast-changing conditions. We train our students to think dynamically, to not only look for answers in the usual places but to also know how to ask new questions. We provide opportunities to craft questions and arguments—both in writing and speech—and to work collaboratively in teams. We also provide research training in both qualitative and quantitative methods.
In today’s workplace, most people will have many different jobs in their careers. The ability to acquire new skills is crucial. We believe the culture at NTU fosters this, helping students to evaluate things critically, and cultivate an openness to challenging themselves in areas they find unfamiliar or even uncomfortable.
An NTU Honours degree in Sociology also enables you to pursue graduate-level studies in the social sciences or other relevant fields such as business, law, and government. Entry requirements for such programmes are established by the respective universities.
NTU offers career development support through the Career & Attachment Office (CAO), which provides services such as career coaching. We encourage our students to use the university’s resources to prepare for transitioning from their educational to their career journeys.