Explore career options
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Your careers team
Based in the Bridgeman Building, Deborah can support you with:
- Finding and applying for jobs and opportunities. She has weekly bookable 20 minute appointments in the Bridgeman Building that you can book on Careers Online.
- Exploring your career options if you are unsure what to do via a careers consultation.
- Mock interviews to help you prepare via a careers consultation.
- To book a careers consultation or mock interview, please call 01509 222 039.
- Email Deborah with any questions on firstname.lastname@example.org
Based in the Bridgeman building, Kate can support you with:
- Finding and applying for jobs, placements and opportunities.
- She has weekly bookable 20 minute appointments both in Bridgeman Building and within your departments that you can book on Careers Online.
- Kate will also send you tailored information to keep you updated with the latest relevant opportunities and events.
Room U2:10 Brockington Building
Phone: 01509 228329
Room U2:11 Brockington Building
Phone: 01509 223672
Key skills developed during your degree
- Ability to construct an argument and communicate findings in a clear and persuasive manner, both orally and in writing
- Ability to discuss ideas in groups, and to negotiate, question and summarise
- Ability to work without direct supervision and manage time and priorities effectively
- Appreciation of the different factors that influence the activities of groups and individuals in society
- Capacity to think objectively and approach problems and new situations with an open mind
- Critical reasoning and analytical skills, including the capacity for solving problems and thinking creatively
- Intellectual rigour and independence, including the ability to conduct detailed research
Approximately 60% of graduate roles are open to all disciplines. The links below are specific to History, if you would like information on other career areas, please visit the career areas section of our website.
Careers directly related to your degree:
- Heritage work
- Museum, gallery, library and information work
- Tour Guide
Careers where degree would be useful:
*You can also look at other course pages depending on other modules you have taken and/or are interested in*
Further study at Loughborough University:
You can study for a research degree including a PhD (Post Honours Doctorate) or MPhil (Master of Philosophy). Further information can be found on the Department webpages.
Further study elsewhere:
To explore further study please go to www.findamasters.com. In addition, job profiles on www.prospects.ac.uk will also provide information on postgraduate qualifications needed for specific occupations.
Where do graduates go?
What do Loughborough History graduates do?
Destination details for 2018 graduates (under the new Graduate Outcomes survey) is due to be released in Spring 2020.
The following data represents the destinations of 2017 graduates from all undergraduate programmes within the Department of Politics, History and International Relations (PHIR). To read career stories from graduates from the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences view our Graduate Profiles.
Six months after graduating in 2017…
Main activity: 97% of those available were in work or further study (UK students only).
Mean salary: £24,191 for full-time graduate level employment (UK students only).
Industry locations (professional level roles): 54% in London, 13% stayed in the East Midlands, 11% in the South East, 10% in the East of England, 6% in the West Midlands, 3% in the North West and 2% in Wales.
Industry sectors (professional level roles): 21% were in professional, scientific and technical activities; 18% were in financial and insurance activities; 13% were in administrative and support service activities; 12% were in information and communication and 9% were in education.
American Express, BBC, Civil Service, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, FDM Group, Local Government, Microsoft, Royal Mail, Softcat, Zenith
Account Executive, Area Manager, Business Development Executive, Client Executive, Consultant, Digital Marketing Intern, Graduate Analyst, Ministerial Correspondence Officer, Recruitment Consultant, Research Associate, Trainee Auditor
Further Study included:
MSc International Financial and Political Relations, MA Global Political Communication, MSc Marketing, PGCE Primary Teaching, MA Middle Eastern Studies, MA History, MA Politics Governance and Public Policy, MSc Security Studies, MPhil Management
Resources to research career areas
- CC Skills
- DLHE: destination of leavers of higher education data
- Graduate profiles: what did students who studied your subject do
- Museums Association
- Prospects: options with a history degree
- Targetjobs: what can I do with a history degree
There are a number of videos available providing you with first-hand accounts of certain careers; including information on industries, sectors, job roles and tips on how to get into specific roles.
To find videos please see:
Resources to find work experience, placements and graduate jobs
Organisations that have graduate schemes directly related to History:
- British Council
- City and County Council Graduate Programmes (check local council websites)
- HMRC: Intelligence Analyst roles advertised on the civil service website
- National Graduate Development Programme
History specific websites:
- British Archaeological Jobs and Resources
- English Heritage.org.uk
- Global Museum
- Guardian Jobs
- Museum Jobs
- National Archives
- National Trust Jobs
- Science Museum Group
For generic placement and graduate websites, please see our Find jobs and work experience pages.