A degree in history from York is a first step towards an exciting and impressive future career. Our former students include diplomats, MPs, entrepreneurs, barristers, solicitors, doctors, teachers, investment bankers, museum directors, management consultants, radio and television producers, academics, retail managers, archivists, librarians, journalists, script writers and even secret agents! They excel in a wide variety of professions and we are extremely proud of their achievements.
Studying history at degree level demands independence of thought, creative intelligence, maturity, concentration and the ability to sift complex information and present big ideas succinctly and persuasively.
Our students graduate with exceptional expertise in critical thinking, they can analyse and interpret challenging data and evidence, and they can communicate information clearly and confidently with reasoned judgment and understanding. All these skills are essential to top-level employers.
York provides terrific resources to help you plan your future, and to make connections between your passions, enthusiasms and the many career opportunities that are open to you.
We offer an innovative careers and enterprise program which involves events and initiatives that are exclusively for our history students and a three-year program of careers fairs, skills and information workshops, and individual advice and mentoring sessions run by the University Careers Service.
Listen to Dan Snow talking about the importance of History during a recent visit to York
Jobs for historians