Careers and Entrepreneurship

What do Sussex 2015 History grads do?

Find out about what Sussex History Graduates go on to do. Here is a rundown of what 2015 graduates were doing 6 months after leaving Sussex:

Six months after graduating in 2015

  • Main activity: 92% of respondents from History were in work or further study. 88% of those in work were in graduate level jobs
  • Sectors: Of those in employment, 18% were in information and communication, 15% were in professional, scientific and technical activities, 15% were in education, 13% were in wholesale and retail, 10% were in administration and support services.

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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:

  • Account Manager
  • Business Management Graduate Scheme
  • Engagement Officer
  • Hospitality Management Graduate Programme
  • Junior Account Executive
  • Management Trainee
  • Social Media Executive
  • Participant Services Intern
  • Tax Graduate
  • Trainee Reporter
  • Graduate Trainee (Publishing)
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Research Executive
  • Tax Analyst
  • Graduate Trainee (Retail Management)
Further Study

Samples from our survey:

  • MA Contemporary History - University of Sussex
  • MA Intellectual History - University of Sussex
  • MSc Business Management - University of Sussex
  • MA Environment, Development and Policy - University of Sussex
  • MA Conflict, Security and Development - University of Sussex
  • MA Modern British History - University of Birmingham
  • MA Medieval History - University of Kent
  • MA African Development - LSE
  • MA Holocaust and Genocide Studies - University of Amsterdam
  • Graduate Diploma in Law - University of Law, University of Exeter, University of Sussex
  • MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies - SOAS
  • ITT Schools Direct - University of Sussex
  • MSc Human Resource Management - University of Sussex

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