The skills you develop as a historian are highly regarded by employers in many sectors. You will learn to critically evaluate evidence, organize ideas and present a coherent argument. You will assess problems in the light of considerable amounts of information, often conflicting, and will present complex material accurately, clearly and convincingly, both orally and on paper.
Such skills are essential in a wide range of careers – including commercial management and administrative roles in the public, private and charitable sectors. As a result our graduates enter a variety of careers:
- human resources
- legal services
A survey by David Nichols of Manchester Metropolitan University revealed that history turns out more directors of top companies than any other subject.
You can also make direct use of your knowledge of history in certain sectors including undertaking specialized research, publishing, information management, archivist and museum and curatorial work, plus other opportunities across the cultural and heritage sector.
Qualities such as self-motivation, teamwork ability and leadership may also be gained through non-academic activities and work experience and prepare you for a range of careers.