A history degree can open doors to a huge variety of skills and careers. Some of our past and current students share their stories below.
Christos Mouis, History MA
The interdisciplinary side of the MA gives you the freedom to explore topics that aren’t stereotypically ‘history’ and engage with them from a historical perspective.
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Emily Oxbury, Third-year History and Politics BA
Both subjects require a lot of analysis, gathering sources, gathering evidence. That’s translated great into my work at the University Radio Nottingham (URN). There’s a lot of skills that I’ve already seen translate into work scenarios.
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Matt McGinn, PhD History
My PhD is an oral history of football and national identity in Galicia. It struck me that this is an area where there hasn't been a great deal of research.
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Varun Lobo, Workday Consultant at Deloitte
BA American Studies and History graduate, 2020
It’s insane how relatable it is to getting a massive book in the library and taking three or four key points out of it, to what I’m doing now, where I’m getting a huge amount of information and summarising the key points for colleagues.
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Emma Sharman, Graduate Quantity Surveyor
BA History graduate, 2020
In history, I was told from the word go, ‘you’ve got to be able to present your case, present your argument’. You’ve got to be able to negotiate. Now, I am negotiating with sub-contractors over price!
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Emma Pluck, Principal at Capgemini Invent
BA History graduate, 2009
I absolutely loved my time at Nottingham. With history, it’s a lot of digesting different arguments and trying to come up with a solution or helping to answer a question around a problem statement.
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Rachel Ashdown, Commissioning Editor for Entertainment, BBC
BA History graduate, 1993
I loved finding out about things that had gone before and the course at Nottingham was very broad. You just literally did a bit of everything and that was what appealed.
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