Are you passionate about all things history, but unsure what career you could pursue after you graduate? Are you looking for a degree that will give you the flexibility to apply your skills and knowledge to various industries in a post-pandemic world?
Choosing the right degree for you can be daunting, and can often leave you with lots of conflicting thoughts. Do you study something you're passionate about, and figure out your future along the way? Or, do you choose the degree that can lead you into an obvious career path? Can a History degree give you the best of both worlds? The answer is yes.
At Essex, we understand that this can be a challenge, made much more difficult by COVID-19 and the uncertain climate we currently live in. However, one thing is for certain, studying History at Essex will give you the opportunity to learn more about the subject you love, and develop transferable skills that will prepare you for a career in a variety of industries. We know the future is unpredictable, but we will make sure you're ready for it.
Evidence of how adaptable History degrees are, is showcased in the success stories of our incredible alumni, and staff. Head of Department, Andrew Priest, tells us in an article how he navigated his GCSEs and A-Levels with his changing interests, and how he then came to study a degree in History.
Our alumni are showing the world that success can be achieved when you study a degree in history, and a subject that you love. From traditional history careers, to jobs in the film, television, media and the legal profession (amongst many other industries), we're extremely proud and inspired by the mark our history graduates are making in the world.
Our graduates have gone onto enjoy both traditional history related careers including being an archivist; heritage manager; conservation officer; museum curator; and teacher, whilst other graduates have applied their skills and have since become an editor at Sky News; a senior marketing executive at a Premier League football club; and a researcher for a television documentary company. Yes, you read that right!
Other industries our graduates have taken by storm include film and television; media; journalism; the civil service; advertising; marketing; public relations; human resources; the legal profession; and finance and accountancy, among many others.