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How History takes you forward

It is our passion to make sure that you graduate with the skills and experiences to prepare you for life and your chosen career. A Warwick History degree will provide you with a range of transferrable skills sought after by employers. These include:

  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to assimilate and analyse large amounts of data
  • Intellectual rigour and independence in presenting findings
  • Ability to construct arguments and communicate findings
  • Competent research skills
  • Capability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency to deliver work to agreed deadlines
  • Capacity to solve problems, think creatively and approach challenges with an open mind
  • Knowledge and understanding of different factors that impact on individuals and groups in society

As a University we’re the third most targeted University nationally by the UK’s Top 100 Graduate Employers.* And every year we invite nearly 300 leading employers to campus to meet you at careers fairs, employer presentations or sector specific events.

Our Careers and Skills team also offer a wide range of workshops, from developing confidence and interview techniques to learning how to articulate what you have to offer in order to impress potential employers.

Online resources are also available, including a CV and covering letter example library, practice aptitude and psychometric tests, online interview training and resources to help you research job vacancies. You will also be able to book an appointment with a careers advisor for History at any point during your degree, whether you have no idea what you want to do, or if you have a clear direction in mind and need specific advice and guidance.

* The Graduate Market in 2018 published by High Fliers Research Ltd

** DLHE survey of 2014/15 Warwick graduates, carried out approximately six months after completion.

95% of full-time first degree graduates in BA History courses (all variants) were available for employment and had secured employment or further study.*

Recent graduate destinations include: 

Author, Broadcast Assistant, Business Analyst, Civil Servant, Community Organiser, Corporate Account Executive, Data Analyst, Digital Marketing Executive, Events Executive, HR Project Coordinator, NGO Programme Coordinator, Production Assistant, Research Assistant, Tax Graduate Trainee, Teacher, Writer/Editor.

Employers include:

Accenture, BBC, Barclays Bank Plc, Condé Nast UK, Deloitte, EY, House of Commons, KPMG, Macmillan Cancer Support, Ministry of Justice, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ofcom, Penna, Severn Trent Plc, Surrey County Council, Tesco.