Careers with history

A degree in history can open up a world of career opportunities. Here are a selection of articles and resources to help you with career ideas, development and continuing professional development. There is also information on follow-on courses for professional skills in working within the heritage sector, public history, teaching and many more areas. 

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  • Careers with History

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    A history degree equips you with many skills that are attractive to employers. History is actually very practical, because it involves: Learning about people – how they interact, the motives and emotions that can tear people apart into rival factions or help them to work together for a common cause (useful...

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  • Films: Careers with history

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    History can open the door to a wide variety of careers and not just the obvious ones. Apart from being very interesting, history is very practical and teaches you vital skills that employers value. You can find out more about how history can help your career here.  At the HA,...

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  • Choosing History

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    Just as history has made our world what it is, history can also be a key part of your future. Learn how studying history informs the present and gives you the skills you need to prepare for the future. Apart from being very interesting, history is useful for a host of...

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  • Librarian CPD

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    For advice and information about working as a Librarian or Information Professional, take a look at the following information from the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) website. CILIP is the leading professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers. They provide practical support for members throughout their careers...

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  • Archivist CPD

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    For advice and information about working in Archives, take a look at the following information from the Archives and Records Association website. The Archives and Records Association is the leading professional body for archivists, archive conservators and records managers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The principal aims of the Society are: to...

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  • Public History Courses

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    What is Public History? Public History is about understanding how the past has affected, and is used by, the present. It brings history to life and helps us understand the relationship between the past and the public at present. Public History can involve history in the community, and a Public...

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  • Is There A Future In History? Your Questions Answered!

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    Q: What use is history to me?  It's all about the past - how will it help me get a job? History IS both interesting AND useful! As a history student, you will never experience the events that you study; instead you have to build up a picture from the...

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  • Museum and Gallery CPD

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    For advice and information about working in the Museum sector, take a look at the following information from the Museums Association website. The Museums Association is the leading voice for the museum sector. Their mission is to enhance the value of museums to society by sharing knowledge, developing skills, inspiring innovation...

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  • Heritage Management & Education

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    1. Nottingham Trent University MA/PGCert/PGDip Museum and Heritage Management There is a need for multi-skilled, quality staff who combine a broad vision of the field in which they are working with practical expertise in the care and presentation of heritage. Their postgraduate heritage management courses combine the conceptual framework necessary...

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  • Archives and Record Management

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    The University of Manchester gives the following advice on courses, careers and funding: Courses The choice for post-graduate courses is much more limited for archives and records management compared to those available for libraries and information studies. The Society of Archivists recommends just six: University College London, University College Dublin,...

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  • Library and Information Studies

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    Please note: the HA is not responsible for the content of external websites, and we cannot guarantee that all information on this page is current. University College LondonMA/Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information StudiesIf you want to progress in library or information work, you need a professional qualification, normally chartered...

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