History graduate destinations
History graduates enter an extremely varied range of careers, with their interpretative, analytical and written communication skills being highly valued by many employers.
Data obtained from
- History (BA)
- Graduates from the UK
Responses were received from 177 UK graduates from 2016/17; this is a response rate of 78.3%
|Most important activity||Percentage of graduates|
|Due to start work||2%|
Some graduates will enter areas directly related to their degree subject. These include historical research, information management and teaching, where there is often the opportunity to use the specific knowledge gained from studying History. Graduates are also well placed to enter areas not directly related to their degree where the knowledge and understanding of history and historical development, as well as the plethora of skills developed on this course, are of considerable interest to employers and an asset for a range of other occupations. Many careers in fact do not require a specific degree, as around 70% of jobs are open to graduates of any discipline.
|Employment sector||Number of graduates|
|Finance and insurance||12|
|Wholesale and retail||12|
|Accounting and management consultancy||8|
|Arts, entertainment and recreation||7|
|Health and social work||6|
|Other sectors (18 sectors)||40|
Employers and occupations
Examples of employers
- Ipsos MORI
- JP Morgan
Examples of occupations
- Commercial Analyst
- Customer Insight Graduate
- Assistant Tax Advisor
- Graduate Research Executive
37 History graduates entered further study, primarily undertaking related courses (e.g. History (MA), International Conflict Studies (MA), Law (the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)) or Education (Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)).
|Qualification type||Number of graduates|
|Postgraduate research degree||0|
|Postgraduate taught degree||18|
|No qualification aim||0|
Explore your career options
You can explore specific sectors and career options on the Prospects website: What can I do with my degree?
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