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 immediately after graduation include:
- Public relations professionals
- Marketing associate professionals
- Teaching and other educational professionals
- Officers of non-governmental organisations
- Business development managers
- Elementary administration occupations n.e.c.
- Finance and investment analysts and advisers
- Hotel and accommodation managers and proprietors
- Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors
- Management consultants and business analysts
The chart above shows that SOAS History graduates are very employable. Graduate Destinations Surveys from 2012 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?
- SOAS Alumni Spotlight
- Options with your history degree
- Prospects: What do graduates do
- What London graduates do
- London graduates Idea Generator
Job Profiles and Careers Information
- Occupational profiles for 600 career areas on Prospects
- Postgraduate study information and database on Prospects
- For more information about careers, visit Careers Tagged
- Department of Culture, Media and Sport
- National Trust
- English Heritage
- Creative and Cultural Skills
- British Association of Local History
- The Historical Association
- Institute of Historical Research
- Department of Education