After graduation: careers and employability
SPGS graduates follow a wide range of careers, including climbing to the highest reaches of their chosen professions, or they go on to further study.
SPGS alumni often come back to Keele to speak to our current students and also feature in our Spotlight on International Relations and Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture series: take a look at the Our events page for more information on any upcoming talks.
See below for some examples of what our students did next.
BBC Journalist (International Relations 1985)
"One of the friendliest and most challenging courses that will be of use to you for years to come."Read more
Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Oxford (Philosophy and Classics 1993)
"I found Keele to be both a wonderfully relaxed place and incredibly stimulating. It was a truly life changing experience."Read more
Member of Parliament 1997-2010 (Politics and Economics 1980)
"The degree course was fantastic. Keele provides you with great opportunities educationally, but also to develop in so many ways."Read more
Programme Manager (Breakthru) at Premiership Rugby (Criminology and International Relations 2008)
"My experience of the course at Keele was very positive: I was exposed to a lot of different viewpoints, theories and experiences."Read more
Adviser with Energising Development, Rwanda (Applied Environmental Science and International Relations 2010)
"I really enjoyed my undergraduate courses: lecturers adapted the courses to recent events and covered interesting topics with visiting experts."Read more
Senior Service Improvement Manager, NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (International Relations and History 2010)
"I chose Keele because I loved the campus and it offered all students the opportunity to study abroad."Read more
Dr. Farah Faisal
Her Excellency Dr. Farah Faisal (International Relations 1989)Read more
Sir Nick Partridge
Chief Executive of The Terrence Higgins Trust, the HIV and AIDS charity. (International Relations 1978)Read more
Clarence Bongkos Malakun
Datuk Seri Panglima (International Relations 1977)Read more