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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school

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The Student Development Office (SDO) offers skills and employability training through a range of interactive workshops, work shadowing opportunities, Professional Development Awards and placement-based dissertations.

Read more about: About the Student Development Office


We offer a wide range of academic and professional skills workshops designed to boost your skills for employability. Sessions are open to all SSPS staff and students.

Read more about: Workshops, Training and Events


Students on selected programmes may undertake placement-based learning opportunities with local, national and internationally based organisations.

Read more about: Placement-Based Learning

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Our Professional Development Awards feature events and activities designed to strengthen your CV and help you stand out in the job market.

Read more about: Professional Development Awards


We offer a range of support for PG students who are looking to develop their learning and academic skills.

Read more about: MSc Skills Handbook


Contact us for further information about placements, events and development opportunities.

Read more about: Contact Student Development Office


We provide financial support to a range of student-led initiatives and work closely with colleagues in the Careers Service to provide tailored employability advice.

Read more about: Funding and Careers