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What do History graduates do?

Learning about what History graduates have gone on to do can be a great way of coming up with ideas for your own career.


Of History graduates who are in full time work, 67% are in graduate level work six months after graduation. 

Jobs: Which jobs do they do?

2015 History graduates went on to become:

  • Archivists and curators
  • Authors, writers and translators
  • Brokers
  • Business and financial project management professionals
  • Business, research and administrative professionals 
  • Buyers and procurement officers
  • Chartered and certified accountants
  • Conference and exhibition managers and organisers
  • Construction project managers and related professionals
  • Finance and investment analysts and advisers
  • Financial and accounting technicians
  • Housing officers
  • Human resource managers and directors
  • Human resources administrative occupations
  • Human resources and industrial relations officers
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals 
  • Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors
  • Legal secretaries
  • Leisure and travel service occupations 
  • Librarians
  • Library clerks and assistants
  • Managers and proprietors in other services 
  • Market research interviewers
  • Marketing and sales directors
  • Marketing associate professionals
  • Pharmacy and other dispensing assistants
  • Primary and nursery education teaching professionals
  • Property, housing and estate managers
  • Public services associate professionals
  • Researchers (media)
  • Science, engineering and production technicians
  • Senior professionals of educational establishments
  • Teaching and other educational professionals 
  • Teaching assistants
  • Train and tram drivers
  • Welfare and housing associate professionals 


Discover what History graduates from other universities went on to do. See the "What do graduates do" 2015 research.

Employers: Who do they work for?

2015 History graduates worked with these employers:

  • Advising London
  • All Hallows Preparatory School
  • Aviator
  • BAE Systems
  • Balfour International / Project Eleven
  • BBC Radio
  • Brighton Housing Trust
  • Colston Hall
  • Concilium Search
  • Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College
  • CRM Students
  • Deloitte
  • Department for Education
  • Department of International Development
  • Emerge PovertyFree
  • Explore Learning
  • Express FM
  • Farleigh Hospice
  • Halliford School
  • Harrods
  • Historical Walking Tours
  • HuntfordIntralinks Ltd
  • ITV
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co
  • Legalease
  • London Metropolitan Archives
  • Marlborough College
  • MGA Group
  • Ministry of Defence (MoD)
  • Money.co.uk
  • Museum of London
  • National Trust
  • Needlecraft
  • Oremus
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • St John Fisher Catholic High School
  • St John's College, Cambridge
  • Teach First - Gateway AcademyTelesgop
  • UBM
  • UK Government
  • UK Parliament
  • Willmott Dixon Partnership


Discover who History graduates from other universities went on to work for. See the "What do graduates do" 2015 research.

Study: What do they study?

2015 History graduates studied these courses:

  • GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law)
  • MA History
  • MA Ancient History
  • MA Crusader Studies
  • Acting Course
  • Art foundation
  • Contemporary Chinese studies
  • MA History of Art
  • MA History of Design
  • MA in Cultural Heritage Studies
  • MA International Relations
  • MA Library and Information Services Management
  • MA Migration and Diasporas
  • MA Multimedia Journalism
  • MA Museum Studies
  • MSc African Studies
  • MSc History and Philosophy of Science
  • MSc Hsitory of International Relations
  • MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • MSc in Experimental Psychology
  • MSt Theology (Ecclesiastical History)
  • NCTJ Fasttrack Journalism
  • PGCE History
  • PGCE Primary 5-11
  • PGCE Primary Teaching
  • PGCE Teaching Primary
  • Secondary PGCE


Discover what History graduates from other universities went on to study. See the "What do graduates do" 2015 research.

Advice and information on further study


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Jobs & internships for History students

 * Destinations data is based on the 2014/15 DLHE survey



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