Job Sector Information
For information and resources linked to your subject of study, see the Degree Subject resource pages of our website.
The AGCAS Sector Briefing booklet, Information Management and Social Research, gives an overview of this employment sector and includes key roles for graduates, case studies and further links and resources. This is on file for reference only in the Careers Library in the Occupational file, Information Services: Research.
Prospects has an explore types of jobs section which includes job profiles of over 800 occupations. Information for each job covers salaryandconditions, entry requirements, trainingand careerdevelopment, typicalemployers/vacancysources, relatedjobsandcasestudies, andcontactsandresources.
Bath Spa Careers Resources
These resources are available for reference in the Careers Information room, except where indicated:
- Directory of Social Research in organisations in the UK, 1st edition. (DSRO)
- Occupational file for Information Services: Research, blue lever arch file W4, gives an overview of the sector, job roles and profiles, entry and training, career development and professional bodies.
Where to look for jobs and work placements
Career Center Careers in the research industry
Careers in research General infor about applying for jobs in the market
Guardian Jobs Details research officer jobs
Jobs in research, science, academic and related subjects
Local Government Jobs
The official recruitment site for local government
The UK Patent Office
Jobs forum with patent jobs listings
Details of the latest graduate vacancies for Patent Attorneys.
European Patent Office (EPO)
New Scientist, Thursdays
Also look at the Market Research occupational information
Check our GO> database for the latest jobs and placement opportunities, plus lists of employers by sector and location
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For further information on Work Placements and to download our information sheet, please see our Work Placement pages.
- Institute of Historical Research
- Institute for Social & Economic Research
Useful site with news, recent publications and resources sections.
- Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
General information site with archived research documents
- London Research Centre
- National Centre for Social Research
Lists published research papers
- National Institute of Economic and Social Research
General resource site for research in Sociology and Politics
- Social Research Association
- Social Research Update
General information with research papers
- Social Services Research Group
- The Web Center for Social Research Methods
Resources for undertaking research includes a research methods tutorial, guidance for selecting statistics
- Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (CIPA)
General infomation, advice, news and events section
- European Patent Office (EPO)
- Institute of Patentees and Inventors
- Institute of Professional Representatives (EPI)
- Intellectual Property (IP) Institute
- The UK Patent Office
- Center for Applied LinguisticsThe Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) aims to promote and improve the teaching and learning of languages, identify and solve problems related to language.
- LINGUIST List
LINGUIST is a free resource, run by linguistics professors and graduate. Includes jobs listings.
- Applied Linguistics
Website for Applied Linguistics.
Professional organisations for Research, Patent Work and Languages
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, SwindonSN2 1UH
Tel: 01793 413 200
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, SwindonSN2 1UJ
Tel: 01793 413000
The National Centre for Social Research
35 Northampton Square, LondonEC1V OAX
Tel: 020 7250 1866
Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA)
McAuley House, 2-14 Castle Street, BelfastBT1 1SA
Tel: 028 9034 8100
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Customer Contact Centre, Room 1.015, Office for National Statistics, Cardiff Road, NewportNP10 8XG
Tel: 0845 601 3034
OR (Operational Research) Society
Seymour House, 12 Edward Street, BirminghamBN1 2RX
Tel: 0121 233 9300
Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
30 - 32 Southampton Street, Covent Garden, LondonWC2E 7RA
Tel: 020 7470 6100
The Social Research Association (SRA)
PO Box 33660, LondonN16 6WE
Tel: 020 8880 5684
Patent Work organisations
The Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI)
CEIPI Section Internationale, Université Robert Schuman, Boîte Postale 68, F-67046, Strasbourg
Tel: +33 (0)388 14 45 92
Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (CIPA)
95 Chancery Lane, LondonWC2A 1DT
Tel: 020 7405 9450
European Patent Office (EPO)
Erhardtstrasse 27, D-80331 Munich, Germany
Tel: +49 89/23990
Institute of Patentees and Inventors
PO Box 1301, Kingston on Thames, SurreyKT2 7WT
Tel: 020 8541 4197
Institute of Professional Representatives (EPI)
PO Box 260112, 80058, Munich, Germany
Intellectual Property (IP) Institute
36 Great Russell Street, LondonWC1B 3QB
Tel: 020 7436 3040
The UK Patent Office
Concept House, Cardiff Road, Newport, South WalesNP10 8QQ
Tel: 0845 9500 505
Association of Translation Companies (ATC)
Suite 10 - 11, Kent House, 87 Regent Street, LondonW1B4 EH
Tel: 020 7437 0007
Civil Service Careers
Check website for contact details of specific departments
The European Commission
B-1049 Brussels, Belgium
The European Commission (Representation in the UK)
8 Storey's Gate, LondonSW1P 3AT
Tel: 020 7973 1992
The European Commission Traineeships Office (Bureau de Stages)
Directorate General for Education and Culture, Traineeships Office, The European Commission, Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium
Direct Communications Unit, 2 Marsham Street, LondonSW1P 4DF
Tel: 0870 000 1585
Institute of Linguists
Saxon House, 48 Southwark Street, LondonSE1 1UN
Tel: 020 7940 3100
Institute of Translation and Interpreting
Fortuna House, South Fifth Street, Milton KeynesMK9 2EU
Tel: 01908 325 250
International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA)
PO Box 100, Wagramer Strasse 5, A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +431 26000
International Federation of Translators
63 Rue La Fontaine, F-75016, Paris
Tel: +1 514 845 0413
Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Room 222, Old War Office, Whitehall, LondonSW1A 2EU
Tel: 0870 607 4455
The National Centre for Languages (CILT)
20 Bedfordbury, LondonWC2N 4LB
Tel: 020 7379 5101
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)
Blvd Leopold III, 1110 Brussels, Belgium
United Nations (UN)
Office of Human Resources Management, First Avenue, 46th Street, New York, USANY 10017
Events and Careers Fairs
Look at the What’s On section of this website for Information Days, Events and Fairs etc.
Prospects website has a general careers fair section, searchable by type of event and location.
Further Training and Development
Most of the professional organisations run courses to support continuing professional development.Check their websites from the list above.
Prospects has a searchable database of postgraduate and work-related courses.
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