Studying History with us will give you a range of skills and prepare you for a range of employment opportunities. Indeed, our world-class, research-led teaching will stand you in good stead for any number of career paths.
Our graduates have gone on to excel in everything from academia to accounting and marketing to medicine.
So, whatever you choose to do with your degree, the academic and personal skills you develop with us will make you stand out in an increasingly competitive graduate world.
Developing your skills
During a History degree with us you will develop numerous skills that employers seek. These include critical reasoning, communication skills, the ability to work independently and to strict deadlines, to think and write coherently, to put specific matters in a broader context, and to summarise complex ideas in a discerning and creative way.
Thanks to the experience and skills gained with us, our graduates have gone on to become successful lawyers, marketing executives, civil servants, accountants, management consultants, university lecturers, archivists, librarians and workers in museums, tourism and the heritage industry.
For a sample of what some of our graduates have gone on to do, click here.
The University's Careers Service offers extensive help to all students and provides a wide-ranging programme of careers-related events each semester.
The good reputation enjoyed by the Service means that an extensive network of employer contacts has been built up and many of the top companies come directly to the University of Sheffield when recruiting graduates.
The department also runs careers events where past graduates come back to talk about their careers and pass on their tips for successful job hunting.
History may become the focal point of your career - for example if you go into teaching, academia or heritage work.
Or maybe you will use the range of skills you use in your degree to follow a different path.
Whatever you do, from the starting point of our excellent teaching and support, you can go on to flourish in a wide range of careers.