Careers in History

These resources highlight the key skills that students develop when they study History, as well as the career pathways they can pursue.

The Careers in History suite is designed to help students and parents understand how studying History can lead to strong employment prospects, in-demand skills, personal growth and community wellbeing.

Share these resources with your students to inspire them to continue studying history, or to foster their passion for this wonderful subject. Hand them out at subject-selection events and careers fairs, post them up in History classrooms and staff rooms, or share them with school and university careers counsellors.

All schools, universities, history teachers' associations and historical associations are welcome to provide their members with the link to the resources. Permission is not granted to host these resources on another website.


Why study History? video

  • A video for students wondering whether to continue studying History.

What skills can History give you?

This poster highlights the types of career paths that studying History can lead to.

Where can studying History take you?

This poster outlines the skills students develop when they study History.

Why study History?

An eight-page booklet that explores the benefits of studying History, backed by relevant data, quotations and evidence from research reports.

History 'skills translator'

A 'skills translator' guide that helps students translate the skills they learn in History into ‘employer speak’.


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