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What can I do with a History degree?

We take your future employability seriously, and our graduates are equipped with the wide knowledge and practical skills required to enter the highly competitive graduate job market.

There is always demand for our graduates because a Royal Holloway History degree develops the skills and qualities which employers are looking for. You will learn to understand and respect other values and cultures, equipping you to operate successfully in a fast-changing and increasingly globalised and multi-cultural environment. As a historian, you will be a well-informed and alert individual, ideally placed to develop insights and make decisions based on multi-layered understandings of how international systems and domestic social, economic and cultural factors operate and interconnect.

85% of our most recent BA History graduates were in employment or enhancing their skills with further study six months after graduation (KIS, 2016)Recent employers include the Department of Education, BNP Paribas, Accenture, Explore Learning, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Channel 4 and Classic FM.

Look at our graduate profiles for more detailed accounts of how gaining a History degree at Royal Holloway helped shape the future careers of some of our students.

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