What do History graduates do?

Learning about what History graduates have gone on to do can be a great way of coming up with ideas for your own career.


Of History graduates who are in full time work, 57% are in graduate level work six months after graduation. 

Which jobs do they do?

2016 History graduates went on to become:

  • Account Manager
  • Admission Advisor
  • Assistant Business Support Co-Ordinator
  • Assistant Underwriter
  • Associate Consultant
  • Block Management Maintenance Assistant
  • Business Intelligence Team Leader
  • Cabin Crew
  • Civil Servant
  • Civil Service Commercial Fast Streamer
  • Client Services Executive
  • Community And Charity Events Executive
  • Customer Service Administrator
  • Customer Success Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Development Assistant At Rdf Television
  • Estimate Admimistrator
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Graduate Trainee
  • Growth Executive
  • Higher Education Graduate Trainee - Project Officer
  • Inside Sales (Google Cloud Specialist)
  • Journalist/Reporter
  • Junior Commercial Officer (Civil Servant- Mod)
  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Lettings Negoiator
  • Manuscript Assistant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Office Assistant Monteverdi Choir And Orchestras
  • Opertions Executive
  • PA Assistant Company Secretary
  • Producer/Director
  • Runner
  • Sales Assistant - Sky Media
  • Security Officer
  • Staff Writer For History Magazine
  • Teacher (Teach First)
  • Work Experience Intern - Adult Editorial Bloomsbury
  • Writer-Researcher


Discover what History graduates from other universities went on to do. See the " What do graduates do" 2016 research.

Employers: Who do they work for?

2016 History graduates worked with these employers:

  • Ancoris Ltd
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Arcadia Group
  • Bloomsbury
  • Brinkworth Films
  • British Library
  • British Museum
  • Chambers And Partners
  • Charles Taylor Plc
  • Colin Holland
  • Co-Operative
  • English Heritage
  • Ernst And Young
  • Guardian Newspaper
  • Her Majestys Civil Service
  • Historic Royal Palaces
  • Hm Government
  • Immediate Media
  • JWF Resources
  • Legal Support Network
  • Lewes Oewes Grammar School
  • Lion TV
  • Lma Recruitment
  • Ministry Of Defence
  • National Trust
  • NHS
  • RDF Television
  • Sage Publications
  • Santander
  • Sky
  • Soho Runners
  • South West Heritage Trust
  • Springer Nature
  • Surrey History Centre
  • The Jewish Chronicle
  • The National Archives
  • The Royal Borough Of Kingston Upon Thames
  • Vivid Resourcing Ltd
  • World Child Cancer


Discover who History graduates from other universities went on to work for. See the " What do graduates do" 2016 research.

Study: What do they study?

 2016 History graduates studied these courses:

  • Army training (Sandhurst)
  • Documentary By Practice
  • Graduate Diploma In Law
  • Geopolitics and Security
  • MA Classical Art And Archaeology
  • MA History
  • MA History
  • MA History-Public History
  • MA Holocaust Studies
  • MA In History
  • MA In Modern History
  • MA In Public History
  • MA In War Studies
  • MA Interactive Journalism
  • MA Late Antique And Byzantine Studies
  • MA Marketing
  • MA Medieval Studies
  • MA Modern History
  • MA Policy Studies In Education
  • MA Public History
  • MA Sports History And Culture
  • MA War Studies
  • Master Of Journalism
  • Master Of Science In Social Policy
  • Mphil Modern British History
  • MSc History Of International Relations
  • MSc History Of Science Medicine And Technology
  • MSc In Finance
  • MSc Political Economy Of The Emerging Markets
  • MSc Transnational Security Studies
  • NCTJ - Journalism
  • PGCE Primary
  • PGCE Secondary
  • World History And Cultures


Discover what History graduates from other universities went on to study. See the " What do graduates do" 2016 research.

Advice and information on further study


Enhance your employability


Job opportunities on University of London careers portal (Some History-related, some not. Why not explore your options?)

  • Library Assistant (Graduate Traineeship)
    The National Gallery is seeking to appoint a Library Assistant (Graduate Trainee) to provide semi-professional support to the Librarian, by assisting in the operations of the Research Centre. The post-holder will help to ensure that the Library co...
  • Gallery Assistant
    About Hanmi Gallery Hanmi Gallery London is dedicated to advocating contemporary Korean and East Asian art to an international audience. With a second gallery space in Seoul, which features the works of British and European artists, it aims to fo...
  • The Tabor Foundation Curator of the South Asia Collections
    An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Asia department of the British Museum for a Curator to curate, develop and make widely accessible our South Asia collection. The scope of the South Asia collection is extensive, both across time and in mat...


Internships from University of London JobOnline (Some History-related, some not. Why not explore your options?)



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