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    Anybody that is/ has done a degree in history, what are you hoping/ are doing as a career? People keep telling me history is a pointless degree so i need reassurance!
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    https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...degree/history

    50% of graduate vacancies are non degree specific.
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    (Original post by Harryy:))
    Anybody that is/ has done a degree in history, what are you hoping/ are doing as a career? People keep telling me history is a pointless degree so i need reassurance!
    A degree like History, as with the other humanities subjects, fulfills the 'has a degree' tickbox required by graduate employers, however the rest is down to you- many opportunities are open to you if you have work experience and the soft & hard skills employers like to see and can put together a good application.
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    History opens thousands of doors to you that have nothing to do with the subject. Its a degree that 'trains your brain' and teaches you how to present an argument, read/write effectively etc. For all these reasons, employers like History grads! Advice from Nottingham Uni : https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/careers...ory-degree.pdf

    Yes, there are jobs in the museum/heritage sector, but most people end up in other areas. This from St Andrews as one example : http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/careers/...ng_your_degree.

    Do History. You wont regret it.
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    I am following the typical route of academia (if I can find enough scholarship funding), but a degree in history can open many doors. It can be moulded to suit almost any career path, including: marketing, finance and accountancy, law, consultancy, administration, education, heritage and culture, and many more.
 
 
 
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