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Why I chose a History Degree

As a Second Year, I get asked frequently: ‘What are you going to do with your degree?’

I can honestly say that most of the time I answer with ‘I’m not sure!’

At A-Level I studied Modern History, Classical Civilisation and English Literature. I left secondary school thinking I would be a teacher and left college with absolutely no idea what I wanted to be. But I knew I had a passion for History- so, having looked around, I found that choosing a subject such as History opens loads of doors and is a pretty highly regarded degree.


  • Meeting Deadlines- constantly! Working to a deadline is pretty much never ending.
  • Organisation- to help with meeting deadlines- this is central and a really valuable skill.
  • Independent study and research- of course, research is pivotal in a History Degree and can be applied to so many jobs.
  • Writing skills and language- being able to convince the examiner of your argument is heavily reliant on you aibility to write well. This skill is fundamental to many jobs available to History Degree Graduates.
  • Debate- being able to hold a debate is most definitely something employers value- often in Seminars a debate is expected and held. Confidence is a great skill.

When I did my research into a History Degree and what it could offer me, I realised there were so many fields of work that History could lead to:

  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Police Force
  • Researcher
  • Librarian
  • Museum Tour Guide
  • Teacher
  • HR
  • Marketing
  • Media TV, Radio and more.

This is just a handful of the jobs available to History Degree Graduates- and there are so many more. This applies to other degrees too, it’s definitely worth researching the potential jobs with your degree. In fact, a lot of degrees can lead into more jobs than people may originally have thought.

I hope this helps!

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