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Social science graduates have a broad array of analytical skills that make them valuable to employers in the UK and abroad. But as the nature of work changes, especially in the context of the digital revolution, social scientists are likely to need to enhance their number and data skills – not only to ensure that they are able to successfully compete in tomorrow’s job market, but also to ensure that they are able to play their part in solving the challenges that face society today.

In addition to their discipline-specific skill-sets, a recent report by the British Academy (The Right Skills) found that UK social science graduates possess a general set of skills (or ‘core skills’) that employers find valuable. These include ...

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