Careers and Entrepreneurship

What do Sussex History grads do?

Find out about what Sussex History Graduates go on to do. Here is a rundown of what 2017 graduates were doing 6 months after leaving Sussex:

Six months after graduating in 2017

  • Main activity: 89% of respondents from History were in work or further study. 68% of those in work were in graduate level jobs
  • Sectors: Of those in employment, 22% were in professional, scientific and technical activities, 19% were in wholesale and retail, 16% were in education, 13% were in information and communication.

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Here are some examples of where they are working or studying and what job roles or courses they are doing:


Samples from our survey:

Job Roles

Samples from our survey:

  • Wealth Management Graduate
  • Archive Support Officer
  • Publishing Assistant
  • ONE Display Team Assistant
  • PR and Marketing Intern
  • Global Management Trainee
  • Community and Heritage Officer
  • Communications Officer
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Business Development Account Manager
Further Study

Samples from our survey:

  • MA Contemporary History - University of Sussex
  • MA Intellectual History - University of Sussex
  • MA International Relations - University of Sussex
  • MA Anthropology - University of Sussex
  • MSc International Marketing - University of Sussex
  • LLM International Human Rights Law - University of Sussex
  • MA Conflict, Security and Development - University of Sussex
  • MA History, Art History and Philosophy - University of Sussex
  • LLM International Law - University of Sussex
  • MSc Data Science - University of Sussex
  • MSc Modern South Asia Studies - University of Oxford
  • MA Global Creators and Cultural Industries - SOAS
  • MA Politics and Contemporary History - King's College London
  • MA Cultural History, Memory and Development - University of Brighton
  • Graduate Diploma in Law - University of Sussex
  • NCTJ Journalism - Brighton Journalist Works

More Options

  • Your degree in History - an in-depth look at relevant job options, career areas and further study, from Graduate Prospects
  • What Our Graduates Do - find out what Sussex History graduates have done (ITS login required)
  • University of Sussex Students & Alumni on Linkedin - search Sussex alumni by location, employer, sector, degree subject and skills. Really useful for getting ideas and making contacts (Linkedin login required)
  • Your Interests and Motivations - thinking about what interests and motivates you can be a good way to start your career exploration
  • Further Study - postgraduate study in history or another subject. Sussex history graduates have gone on to further study by pursuing an MA in Intellectual, Contemporary, Local or American History. Others have gone on to study in more vocational areas such as postgraduate diplomas in teaching, law, counselling or journalism
  • Work & Study Abroad
  • Getting advice - book appointments on CareerHub (login required)
  • Search for jobs - use our jobs database
  • Applying for jobs - use your degree, personal skills and work experience to create winning applications