In your history and/or war studies degree you will have developed a wide range of skills that will be useful in a number of work settings. The information below gives some suggestions to help you identify a career direction.
It is essential to investigate your options and assess which match your skill set and interests.
Many history and war studies graduates are keen to use their subject knowledge by either working in the heritage and culture sector, or within teaching.
You could work for museums, heritage sites, libraries, archives, cultural development teams within local councils, Government departments such as the Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Roles include: archivist, academic librarian, heritage manager, museum education officer, records manager
You could work within: schools, colleges, universities, community teaching (museums, heritage sites and libraries sometimes work in partnership with learning institutions to run workshops, visits to historical sites and festivals)
The transferable skills you have developed through your degree make you employable for a range of careers outside of heritage and culture and teaching.
History and war studies graduates can therefore be found in a much wider spectrum of careers including: social welfare, advice and guidance, management, the media, finance, law, sales and marketing.
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Some of the jobs that history and war studies graduates from this university were in, 6 months after graduating, include:
Read about the experiences of recent History and War Studies graduates and find out further information about our Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses.
You may find our downloadable guides useful which provide information about where you could work, roles, improving your employability and job hunting.
As you have chosen an academic degree that could lead to multiple career options, you will need to analyse carefully your own skills, values and interests and compare these with job options to identify career areas that might suit you.
You will also need to think about how you will convey your skills and abilities to employers in the career areas you identify and consider what else you need to do to boost your employability. This might mean undertaking further study, work experience or voluntary work.
As an graduate in History and/or War Studies it is likely that you have developed the ability to:
These are skills that all employers value, regardless of sector.
More detail about the skills you have gained is available via: