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Department of History

Graduate Destinations

How does a degree in History help with my career?

With specialised knowledge in the history and broad cultural sensibilities of a region SOAS History graduates have found employment in a variety of sectors. As a history graduate you are likely to have developed valuable transferable skills, which include familiarity with methods of research; the competence to manage large quantities of information; the ability to select and organise information and analytical skills.

A degree in History can also improve your career progression and increase your chances of getting a higher paying graduate job. It is an invaluable experience that provides you with a body of work you can use to market yourself once you graduate.

Destinations of recent graduates from this department (including combined degrees) immediately after graduation are listed below.

Example employers include:

Al Muzammil Mosque
Asian American Resource Center
Bari Memorial Technical High School
BBC
Blackstock PR
British Council
Brunswick Group
Camden Clinical Commissioning Group
Civil Service
Cumberland School
Dalhousie University/Saint Mary's University
Dogstar
Elder Rahimi Solicitors
Faversham House Group
Hampton Court Palace
Hand in Hand for Syria
Hatch End High School
Hello England
King's College The British School of Alicante
Media Monitor
Open Learning Exchange
Oxford Policy Management
Oxford Research Group
Precise
Room In The Moon
Shed Productions Limited
SOAS, University of London
Sotheby's
Suffah Primary School
The Death Penalty Project
Viktor Rydberg Education
Volunteer Tutor
Yamaha
Zed Books
Zhong-Zheng Senior High School
Example job titles include:
Account Executive
Copywriter
Immigration Case Worker
Public Relations and Policy Manager
Primary School Teaching Assistant
Tour Guide
Administrator
Foreign Affairs Analyst
Editorial Assistant
Digital Marketing Assistant
Director of the Transition Year Program
Primary School Supply Teacher
Freelance TV Researcher
Middle East Programme Assistant
Private Tutor
Office Administrator
Freelance Researcher
Sales Assistant
Project Support Manager
Quran Teacher
Alumni Relations Assistant
ESOL Teacher
Production Editor
Primary School Class Teacher (English)
Secondary School Teaching Assistant (History and Sociology)
Marketing and Communications Officer
English Instructor
Teacher's Assistant in Special Needs
Grants Manager
Junior High School Teacher (History)
Secondary School Teacher (History)
Civil Service Fast Streamer
English Teacher
Floating Assistant
Administrative Assistant
Conference Producer
Bid Administrator
Writer

DLHE Statistics

Graduate Destinations Surveys from 2014 show that the majority of graduates who could be surveyed are either in work, further study, work and study, or volunteering.

Further information about DLHE is available on the Careers Service website.

What do Graduates do?

Job Profiles and Careers Information

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