Department of History
  

Careers

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 

 

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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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Additional skills 

Volunteering

Work experience and volunteering opportunities help you gain valuable skills.

Further study 

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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