A Lancaster History degree is a gateway to an exciting and rewarding career. History graduates are able to think critically, analyse evidence, structure an argument, and communicate effectively. As a result, our students have gone on to achieve highly in many different fields. Some have told us more about their experiences below.
Christopher Watson, Project Co-ordinator for Global London, UKTI (graduated 2008)
"My time at Lancaster gave me an excellent grounding for my future"
A Lancaster History degree has been a valuable asset in the job market for over 40 years. When our current graduates enter the world of work, they still benefit from the reputation our earliest graduates helped to establish. Some of the university's History graduates from the 1960s and 1970s - including professors, authors, architects, chief executives, and commercial directors - tell us about their careers. Read more»
Boosting your CV
When you are studying at Lancaster, there are lots of things you can do in your free time to boost your employment prospects after graduating:
Many of the societies and clubs you can join will develop skills which will help you get a job. For example, you can write for SCAN, the student newspaper, or work on Bailrigg FM, the student radio station.
You can look into volunteering and enterprise opportunities at Involve. With a range of enterprise support and a large number of both community and environmental volunteering available to Lancaster students, Involve is one of the leading volunteering units in Higher Education institutions in the UK.