Studying History equips you with the skills that you will need to thrive in the twentieth-first century. 

During your time at UEA, you will be encouraged to develop your abilities to think critically and independently about the world around you. You will also develop the ability to understand complex information, assimilate different kinds of evidence and then communicate your ideas and arguments with concision and clarity. All of these skills are highly valued by employers.  


We will work with you to ensure that you can develop the skills and experience you will need to compete in the job market. Our degree is designed to support the development of your communication, analytical, and research skills. You will also have the opportunity to take modules that have been specifically designed to support our students who are looking to enter specific sectors (eg. Heritage and Teaching ). You will also be able to take advantage of our career events, this including tailored career talks, networking events, and mentorship opportunities. We have excellent links with the heritage sector, including the National Trust and the Norfolk Record Office. Throughout your degree you will also have access to professional career support, through UEA’s CareerCentral.


Our History graduates have a distinguished track record across a wide range of sectors and industries. A significant number of our graduates go on to have successful careers in the heritage or educational sector. Many graduations also take the skills that they have developed into other areas, including law, local and national government, policy bodies, business, finance and public and relations.