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Careers and employability

Where will your degree take you?

A degree in History from York should be the first step towards an exciting and impressive career.

Studying history at degree level demands independence of thought, creative intelligence, and the ability to analyse and interpret complex information and communicate ideas succinctly and persuasively. These are all skills that are highly valued by employers, especially in students who have studied in a high-ranking department such as ours.

Our former students include diplomats, MPs, entrepreneurs, barristers, solicitors, doctors, teachers, investment bankers, museum directors, management consultants, marketing managers, police detectives, radio and television producers, script writers, academics, retail managers, archivists, librarians, and journalists.

Case studies: Read about the careers of York History graduates.

Supporting employability during your time at York

We encourage our students to think about their career long before they graduate. As well as an impressive degree, there are many services and opportunities at York to build on your skills and experiences to ensure you really stand out from the crowd. 

The Careers and Placements team are here to support you during and after your time at York by helping you to get ideas about your future career; find work experience, including work whilst you studydevelop your skills through a range of exciting activities and opportunities; volunteer in the local community; and prepare for the world of work.

Or you can further build on your skills and experiences by using one of the other services offered by the University of York: