Careers with an Economic History Degree

Where can your skills take you?

 2023-24 Careers Events for Economic History students

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

Our students also have access to a departmental careers consultant from LSE Careers, which also offers tailored careers workshops and one to sessions throughout the year.

Finally, our students develop their experience and skills through the amazing range of volunteering opportunities offered through LSE's Volunteer Centre.  

Here are careers events for Economic History students taking place in for Autumn Term, 2023.

Economic History Careers Events 2023-24
 Date and timeEvent Cohort  Location

1-2pm, Thursday 19 October

CV and Cover Letter Workshop (option 1) - Presenter: Nisha Aubeeluck.

Book a place via Career Hub: CV and Cover Letter workshop 19 October

All UG and PG

CLM 2.06

2-3pm, Wednesday 8 November

CV and Cover Letter Workshop (option 2) - presenter: Caroline Lisser

Book a place via Career Hub: CV and Cover Letter Workshop 8 Nov

All UG and PG

CKK 2.18

6pm, 15 November

A Career Conversation with BAIN Consultant, Ivy Langat

Ivy Langat is a consultant at Bain & Co.  She graduated from the BSc in Economic History with Economics programme in 2017. Ivy will discuss her role as consultant in a leading global firm, her job search experiences, offer her top tips for you, and share her experience of transitioning into a career as a Consultant.

She is happy to answer questions about her early career experiences and life after the LSE  

This will be a fantastic opportunity to learn from a recent LSE alum who understands what it is like to be starting out professionally whilst also planning for your next step.  

All UG and PG


CBG 1.03


12-1.30pm, Friday 24 November

Exploring masters’ study and making a great application (LSE Careers and Oli Harrison, Economc History Department).

This seminar is for any Economic History student considering doing a master's in the future. It explores motivations for doing a master's; how to apply; guidelines on writing a great personal statement; and understanding how academics assess your application. It will also include an introduction to the MSc programmes available in the Department of Economic History at LSE.

This event will be led by Caroline Lisser of LSE Careers and Oli Harrison, Master's Programmes Co-ordinator in the Department of Economic History.  Caroline will cover the basics, including choosing where you want to study and how to make a strong application. Oli will introduce the options available if you choose to study at LSE.

UG 2nd and 3rd years

 CBG 2.05


Exploring a PhD (LSE Careers and Tracy Keefe, Economic History Department)

UG 3rd years and master's