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What do LSE International History graduates do?

In 2014/15, 89.44% of leavers from the Department of International History were in employment, completing further study or doing something else six months after graduation.

LSE History graduates find employment in almost any job sector due to the wide range of transferable skills developed during their studies. Previous graduates from the International History department have found work in:

The median starting salary of graduates from the International History department working full time in the UK was £26,250  in 2014/15.  

To find out more about LSE graduate destinations by specific International History  degree programmes, see graduate destinations by course.

Graduate profiles

View International History graduate profiles. 

Employable skills

LSE Historians have a wide range of careers open to them. It is a myth that the only careers open to historians are teaching, working in a museum or further research. A history degree equips graduates with skills that make them attractive to a large number of diverse employers. For this reason you will see career destinations that range from think tanks and government to investment banking, consultancy and accountancy, and everything in between!

Specific skills gained from studying International History at LSE include:

  • The ability to communicate (both verbally and in writing) complex detail in a lucid and succinct form. Furthermore this involves the ability to listen and engage in debate, offer reasoned arguments and sustain or amend your views in the light of the response of others
  • Competence in managing large and diverse quantities of information, and the ability to organise it in a logical, conceptual and coherent way
  • Ability to undertake and present research, evaluate evidence and work to a set timeframe
  • Employing high level analytical skills when identifying and assessing sources of information
  • Ability to make balanced judgements on the basis of incomplete and conflicting evidence