Are you passionate about all things history, but unsure of what your future will hold after you graduate? Are you looking for a degree that will give you the freedom to choose any path?
Finding the right degree can be daunting, and can leave you with conflicting thoughts. Do you choose a subject you love, or do you go for the safe option? The truth is, if you're passionate about history, the rest doesn't matter. Choosing to study history will give you the freedom to enjoy learning more about the topics you love, whilst developing an incredibly broad skill set that can be applied to any industry.
Our graduates are heritage managers, conservation officers, and curators, but they also work in advertising, publishing, and media. One graduate went on to work at a Premier League Football Club, and another is an editor for Sky News. Their jobs may be wildly different, but the one thing they have in common? They all studied History at Essex.
Whatever it is about the past that intrigues you, and whichever industry you take your next steps into, one thing is for certain, the future of our world absolutely relies on people like you studying its history. To top it off. at Essex, you'll be surrounded by a supportive, encouraging, and active department that will help you plan a future that you're excited about.
Explore what the future holds for you when you join the Department of 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.