Careers and Prospects

History is a subject that can lead to a wide range of careers. Graduates from the Department of History & Welsh History have for example found work as teachers, lawyers, archivists, publishers, politicians and civil servants, as well as in the media, big business, the armed forces, and as entrepreneurs. This is because History is a subject that equips you with the skills to discover, analyse and interpret information, and to present your findings in a clear and convincing manner – as well as providing insights into humanity throughout the ages.

The Department of History & Welsh History is proud of the careers forged by its graduates and offers guidance and support about life after university, directed by an academic employability coordinator. This includes support from your personal tutor; talks, workshops and one-to-one sessions provided through the Careers Service; access to mentoring from alumni; and student placements in heritage organisations.

Discover more about how we help you build your career: