“My PhD has helped my broader career by showing that I am a committed and hard-working individual who is able to conduct critical analysis and present results in an intelligible manner.”
“When I graduated, I found employers were very aware of the competencies that we historians develop during our studies. My job is to analyse information and data relating to serious crime. What impressed my employer was that I could easily adapt the skills I used at university.”
“My degree has given me an understanding of today’s army and the persisting themes and trends throughout its history. It has given me a head start in appreciating the nature of the world in which the army operates and the pressures it finds itself under.”
Edward Corse
Awarded a PhD in 2011
Now works for the British Government
Lis West
History graduate
Now working as a Crime Analyst
Greg Marriott
Military History graduate
Went onto the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst

Through feedback gathered over the last few years, you’ve told us that you find it useful to have examples of the kinds of jobs that students go to on do after they graduate. As such, below you will find a few profiles on recent graduates from the School of History, in which these former students talk about what they did during their degree to set them on their path to their careers.

Sam Cranny-Evans:
Defence Analysis

Sarah Hunter:
Civil Service Fast Stream

Thomas Knight:
Finance Management

Ciara Kempson:
Talent Acquisition

Jack Lay:
NHS Management

Jessie Martin:
Artist Relations

Caitlin Page:
Civil Service Fast Stream

Tom Sweeney:
Project Management