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History Degrees

What is it that comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen, journalist Louis Theroux and former president George W. Bush all have in common? If it weren’t for the title above, I doubt you'd guess that they all studied history degrees at university – providing an apt reflection of the diverse range of career paths pursued by those who study history.

If you’re considering enrolling in a history degree, click on the tabs below for more information about the courses and specializations you could choose from, as well as the history careers you could go on to.

Key Skills

Common skills gained with a history degree include:

  • Professional communication, spoken and written
  • General IT skills
  • In-depth academic research skills
  • Ability to critique and analyze the reliability of historical texts and sources
  • Using varied types of historical sources to cross-reference yourself and others
  • Knowledge of key historical and political movements throughout history
  • Self-management, including planning and meeting deadlines
  • Analytical thinking and critical evaluation
  • Ability to participate in discussions and construct a logical argument
  • Sensitivity to different cultural and historical contexts
  • Essay planning, research and writing skills
  • Knowledge of how past events have shaped the contemporary world