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What can I do with a History degree?

History at Royal Holloway ranks in the top UK departments for graduate career prospects*.

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

There is always demand for History graduates precisely because a History degree develops exactly the skills and qualities for which employers are looking. By training you to understand and respect other values and cultures, a History degree equips 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.

84% of our most recent graduates were in employment or enhancing their skills with further study six months after graduation**Examples of the jobs they have gone into are listed on the right. 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.

*20th out of 99 institutions, Complete University Guide, 2014  **KIS, 2013


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