a history degree?Watch
what can you actually do (as in employment or a career) with a history degree. I mean, what do you do if you get a degree from either oxford or cambridge in history?
Nothing outside of academia is the short answer. But it certainly wont prohibit you from going into just about any other field you want. Most employers care more about your personality/leadership qualities than what degree you have.
Generally it seems to be a highly regarded degree because it is perceived as developing research skills, objectivity, writing etc and those have uses in many jobs. Not sure what the fexact figured are at Oxford but I think around 25% + of histrorians do further degrees. The next biggest career destinations are probably - law, the City, media/journalism. But it should be said that you probably wont meet many history students at Oxford who have very clear career plans until quite late - about now in final year. They probably exist but they are a small minority. Most are just into the subject and /or see it as a useful degree for a wide range of career options.