MA Medieval Studies

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. 

Graduate destinations

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.

Job titleOrganisation
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
Lecturer Strode College
Library Facilitator University of Aberystwyth
Marketing Assistant University of Exeter
Parliamentary Assistant to MP University of York
Producer WhipTail Technologies
Project Officer  
Research Assistant