Careers and Entrepreneurship

What do Sussex 2016 History grads do?

Find out about what Sussex History Graduates go on to do. Here is a rundown of what 2016 graduates were doing 6 months after leaving Sussex:

Six months after graduating in 2016

  • Main activity: 85% of respondents from History were in work or further study. 81% of those in work were in graduate level jobs
  • Sectors: Of those in employment, 15% were in education, 15% were in wholesale and retail, 13% were in professional, scientific and technical activities, 10% were in administration and support services, 8% were in arts, entertainment and recreation.

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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:

  • Accountant
  • Assistant Editor
  • Food and Drink PR Intern
  • Gallery Assistant
  • HR and Legal Intern
  • Management Accountant (Finance Graduate Scheme)
  • Police Constable
  • Shipbroker
  • Trainee Claims Handler
  • Trainee Insolvency Case Administrator
  • Trainee Contracts Executive
  • Business Development and Marketing 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 Art History and Museum Curating - University of Sussex
  • MA Social Political Thought - University of Sussex
  • MA Sexual Dissidence - University of Sussex
  • MA Creative and Critical Writing - University of Sussex
  • MA Journalism and Documentary - University of Sussex
  • MA Global Political Economy - University of Sussex
  • MA British and European History from 1500 to the present - University of Oxford
  • MA History and Politics: United States Studies - UCL
  • MA Near Middle East Studies with intensive Arabic - SOAS
  • MSc Global Governance and Diplomacy - University of Oxford
  • Graduate Diploma in Law - University of Law, University of Sussex, University of Exeter, University of Sheffield
  • CeMAP Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice - London Institute of Banking and Finance
  • PGCE Primary - University of Exeter

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
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  • 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