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.



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


The independent view

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


Careers and employability advice

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Careers and Employability Service

Experience counts

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

Work experience


Further study



Department of History

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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