A History degree will equip you with the critical skills employers need and will enable you to thrive in the twenty-first century.

Our degrees are designed to develop a range of key vocational skills, including the ability to:

  • understand and analysis complex information
  • assimilate different kinds of information
  • think critically and independently about the world around you
  • communicate your ideas with clarity and concision

Our History graduates have a distinguished track record across a wide range of sectors and industries, including business, finance, policy bodies, local and national government, public relations, heritage and education. Currently UEA History graduates work in the Cabinet Office, the UN, Kent Police and Riot Communications.

Our degrees have been explicitly designed to ensure that you can develop the critical skills employers are looking for. Our assessment patterns have been designed to target and develop key critical skills, including written and oral communication. We also have a number of modules which focus on the role of history in practice in popular career destinations i.e. heritage and teaching

We understand that thinking about life after university can sometimes be daunting. As School we are committed to ensuring that you can excel in the workplace. We have a dedicated careers academic who ensures that you are supported and encouraged to think about your career throughout your degree. We also have a dedicated careers adviser for the School, who offers personally tailored guidance to each student. You will also benefit from a range of experiences, opportunities and support, including:

  • ‘Careers with History’ event, providing the chance to hear from and network with UEA History graduates on their career pathways.
  • Sector-specific insight and networking events with graduates and professionals focused on popular career areas for History graduates, e.g. Public Sector, Heritage, Marketing, Comms and PR, Teaching, Journalism, Publishing, Charities, etc.
  • Paid internships hosted within the School of History, Faculty of Arts and Humanities and local employers, available exclusively to UEA students and graduates. Recent roles have included Social Media Comms, Research Support, and Podcast Production.
  • Career-planning workshops targeted to provide support at key stages of your course.
  • Tailored workshops on Career Options, CVs, and Working in the Creative and Cultural Industries, and a Career Coaching workshop series for Master’s students.