Career Prospects

 

Careers

International History and Your Career After University

i) History and Employment

ii) Career Development at the LSE

iii) Life after University

i) History and Employment

Very few people with a degree in History go on to work as historians, but students with a degree in International History have many skills that are in high demand today.

History students learn to read and process large amounts of information, to sift out unreliable data, to analyse and organise the material available, and to form a coherent argument orally or in writing. Students at the LSE learn to set and achieve personal goals, manage their time to meet deadlines, and have confidence speaking in public. In our knowledge-based economy, employers value these skills.

ii) Career Development at the LSE

Students at the LSE have an opportunity to engage in a wide range of extracurricular activities that help to build their career prospects. Student societies range from political and charity work, to societies focused on specific career paths. See the full list of LSE Student Union societies.|

The Department of International History organises Careers panels specifically for History students where the panellists are a range of representatives, graduate recruiters and alumni from fields of employment that typically interest History students, e.g. Finance, Law, Development, Journalism and Media, Government and Civil Service. Presentations are given by panellists followed by a Q&A.

In addition, the LSE has a dedicated Careers Service| to help in your search for employment during the summers and after you graduate. The Careers Service organises Careers Fairs, Forums, Seminars and Employer Presentations throughout the academic year.

iii) Life after University

87% of graduates in International History from the LSE find full-time employment within six months of leaving university - more than any other university in the UK.

Recent graduates have gone on to work in Government, the Civil Service, Law, Teaching, Journalism, Film, Charities, Museums, Finance and Accounting.

Click here to hear a recent graduate speak about her career in the Civil Service 

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