Careers with history

So you’ve got the history degree (or are completing your studies). Here are a selection of articles and resources that will help with career ideas, development and CPD for you. There is information on follow on courses for professional skills how to work in the world of Public history and what the heritage sector can offer. What's more when you go on to any of these (or go in another direction and become a baker or a banker) we will still have lots of resources for you to keep the inquisitive streak in you for learning and for history going throughout your professional life.

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  • Archives and Record Management

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    The University of Manchester gives the following advice: Archives and Records Management 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, the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and...

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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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  • Careers with History

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    It's easy to see how learning something like IT at school can help you when you start looking for a job. With a subject like history, it may be harder for you to identify a clear career path. Sometimes students are even encouraged to drop history in favour of something...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Library and Information Studies

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    1. University College London MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies If you want to progress in library or information work, you need a professional qualification, normally chartered Membership of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. But before you can obtain this, you need to complete a...

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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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  • 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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