Careers with BA (Hons) History and BA (Hons) International History
A history degree at Plymouth won’t just set you up for a job as a historian after graduation. In fact, it’s great preparation for many careers, often prized more highly by employers than specialist programmes. Business people, lawyers, teachers and managers are often recruited from people studying history, so it’s a good choice if you want to keep your options open.

Enhance your employability

Your studies will set you up to succeed in all sorts of ways:
  • advance your intellectual qualities: critical reasoning, objective analysis and imaginative approaches to problem solving
  • learn how to maximise your skills and sell your strengths in applications through in-depth, personalised, and ongoing professional development training
  • develop essential skills for the world of work including multi-tasking, time management, independent working, the ability to reflect, teamwork and communication skills
  • gain experience directly relevant to your future career through internships and work placements supported by the course and careers service
  • international perspective, skills, and knowledge that can help you to take advantage of opportunities in the increasingly global world.

Where could you end up?

Graduates from our history courses have forged a whole range of successful careers, possibilities include:

Graduates brochure

Profile: Rachel Coke

"After completing my BA (Hons) in History with Politics, I chose to start my MA History part-time. The MA felt like the next step for me, it gave me the opportunity to explore areas of history in more depth." 

Rachel received one of the Roosevelt Centre’s International scholarships to research her  MA dissertation. Learn more about Rachel Coke.

Meet more students who opened up exciting opportunities after their studies in our new graduates brochure.