Department of History

Careers - History

The skills that you acquire on a Nottingham history degree are versatile, wide-ranging and transferable and will prepare you for a wide range of professions. These skills include the ability to:

  • think critically, imaginatively and independently
  • analyse large amounts of data
  • interpret different types of sources
  • conduct independent research
  • construct logical arguments
  • communicate knowledge, ideas and arguments intelligibly and efficiently, orally and on paper
  • work effectively in teams
  • manage time and workloads
  • lead discussions, presentations and debates

Employers talk about the skills Arts students can gain from studying a subject that they love and how these can benefit them in the future.

Employers understand and appreciate the skills developed whilst studying a history degree. When I joined Deloitte we undertook an intensive training process and I am studying for the ACA qualification alongside my work, so a lack of technical knowledge from my degree has not hampered me in any way. In fact, the soft skills that a history degree allows you to develop have often given me an advantage in the workplace.


David Bell, BA History, Senior Audit Associate, Deloitte LLP


Typical careers

Our graduates go on to many different careers including:

  • education
  • law
  • research
  • accountancy
  • marketing and public relations
  • journalism
  • information management
  • retail

Successful graduates

See what some of our ex-students say about their time here.

Graduate profiles


Careers and employability advice

We offer specialist advice from subject-specific careers experts.

Careers and Employability Service

Experience counts

We help you gain valuable skills and enhance your CV while you study.

Work experience



Further study


The independent view

We’re consistently one of the top choices for graduate recruitment among UK employers in the annual High Fliers report.


University of the Year 2017 Graduate Employment 


Department of History

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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