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Careers and employment
The College of Humanities works closely with the University’s Career Zone to help you gain the skills, experience and expertise for which employers are seeking.
There are a wide range of opportunities to enhance your employability, along with the support you need to make important career decisions. You will be encouraged to speak to your personal tutor and academic staff about your future career, as they may be able to offer advice and guidance to assist your decision making to help you achieve your goals.
Each department has an academic representative who promotes the employability needs and interests of their students. This helps us ensure that employability activities are relevant and appealing to you.
You will gain skills in researching, analysing and assessing sources, written and verbal communication, managing and interpreting information and developing ideas and arguments. These skills are widely valued by employers meaning former students have entered a wide variety of careers in the public and private sectors, as well as roles more akin to the knowledge developed through their degrees such as museum work or PhD study.
Below are some examples of initial jobs undertaken by History postgraduates who studied with us in 2011/12.
Please note that due to data protection, the job titles and organisations are listed independently and do not necessarily correspond.
|Bid Project Manager||Capita|
|Business Development Intern||Cormorant Media|
|Chief Operations Officer||Cornwall Council|
|Customer Communications Coordinator||Green Gaia Films|
|Data Analyst||Kaplan University|
|Freelance Journalist||Kent County Council|
|Graduate Teaching Assistant||Leeds City College|
|Information Analyst||News Associates|
|Journalist||Romax Marketing and Distribution|
|Learning Development Specialist||Somerset County Council|
|Library Facilitator||University of Aberystwyth|
|Marketing Assistant||University of Exeter|
|Parliamentary Assistant to MP||University of York|