What can I do with a degree in history?’ A question I am often asked by both prospective and current university students. The good news is that a history degree produces individuals who are well equipped with a multitude of skills and the ability to enter a diverse range of careers. Post-history professional achievement is about a combination of factors, from degree classification and making informed career choices, to producing a professional CV detailing work experience, volunteering and participation in extracurricular activities.
The majority of employers featured in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers recruit from any degree discipline, so your degree in history will create a variety of career opportunities for you. Moreover, the most recent graduate labour market survey, ‘What Do Graduates Do?’, illustrates the value of a history degree over a wide range of career sectors. The 2018/19 cohort of history graduates were employed in a variety of industries: business, HR, finance, education, marketing, PR and sales, legal, social and welfare and the media, arts and creative sectors.
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