Department of History


A history degree prepares you for a wide range of professions. Some of the most popular industries which our graduates move into include:

    • journalism and publishing
    • law
    • business and finance
    • national and local government
    • teaching
    • library and museum work
    • research 

Skills gained from a history degree

  • Critical thinking

  • Data analysis

  • Source interpretation

  • Independent research

  • Constructing logical arguments

  • Objective thinking 


More on History degree skills

Interested in teaching?


A history degree offers an ideal foundation to a career in teaching. Top tips:

  • A good grounding in the breadth of history is helpful

  • Our undergraduate core module ‘Learning History’ gives you the necessary awareness of the disciplinary underpinnings of history

  • It’s useful if you’ve taken a module considering a more global perspective of history 

Our secondary PGCE History course


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Further study 


Find out about our taught masters degrees and opportunities for doctoral research


Department of History

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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