Careers and employability
How History takes you forward
You’ll develop a range of transferable skills allowing you to become talented historians, who are
highly employable across a variety of sectors.
Our graduates have gone on to successful and distinguished careers in a diverse range of fields and roles - from archivists and curators, to barristers and judges; historians; journalists; public relations professionals; researchers and solicitors.
Careers and Employability blogs:
“I definitely recommend taking advantage of the History department’s career services. Booking a chat with members of staff from the careers team has been very helpful to me.”
Leona Letts, History Final Year Student
Job hunting and preparing for life after graduation
Destinations with a History degree
What can you do with a degree in History?
leading employers visit campus each year for careers fairs, employer presentations, or sector-specific events.
Warwick graduates are the fifth most targeted by the UK's top graduate employers.
(The Graduate Market in 2023
published by High Fliers Research Ltd.)
Our department is ranked tenth in the UK for employer reputation.
(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022)
You will have access to a professionally qualified Careers Consultant who can offer advice and guidance specifically to History students.
Preparing for your future
"I have received fantastic support from the Careers Consultant in the History department. These one-on-one discussions have helped me to think and speak clearly about the unique skills I have developed, which has been essential during the various application processes I have been through. They have also shown me alternative paths to employment I hadn’t considered, and given me the confidence to pursue these opportunities.”
Eddie Kaye, Warwick History graduate