Careers with an Economic History Degree

Where can your skills take you?

Economic History students  develop a wide range of skills which makes them extremely well-placed to enter the job market. The ability to analyse historical and numerical date, think critically, develop original arguments and communicate them effectively puts our students at an advantage when it comes to choosing a career path. Our students go on to work in finance and consultancy, teaching, research, digital marketing, with NGOs and charities, develop their own businesses and more.

In this space we will be sharing the knowledge and experience of our students, alumni, and careers specialists about how to leverage your studies as you develop your career. 

'Careers for Economic History Students' Panel Events 2019-20



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Careers in the Civil Service - tips, insights and career opportunities from our November 2018 panel event.

Meet alumni Ieuan Bennett and Nathan Paterson, who returned to LSE in 2018 to talk about their roles in the Civil Service, navigating the application process and career opportunities. Here they share more information and insights for our students. Read on if you are interested in this career sector. 

Read more here.


Making the most of your internship and work placements

Three undergraduate students share their experience of finding the right work placement, succeeding at interviews and the  Economic History skills that make you a strong candidate.

Read our students' advice here: Successful internships