The School of History is deeply committed to supporting your employability development, not just through organising extracurricular events and work experience opportunities, but through the core aspects of your degree.

History graduates are highly sought-after by employers, because you gain the skills they want through your studies. For example, taking part in discussions in seminars is applying your ability to communicate effectively, to state an argument, to recall and deploy information, to consider the views of others, and adapt to new information and viewpoints.

The same applies to researching for an essay – finding appropriate sources, sorting the relevant information from the irrelevant, cross-referencing and comparing multiple, sometimes conflicting facts, analysing the arguments of others against your own knowledge – or giving a presentation – communicating information confidently, condensing information to its essential points, responding to questions.

These skills (see here for a fuller list) are essential for a huge range of jobs, and you will develop them as you expand your historical knowledge through your degree. Alongside the more generic employability skills you will gain – the ability to write a good CV and job application, to find the best opportunities for you, to impress at interview – these skills put you in an excellent position to seek out and secure the career that you want.