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Areas of Employment

It will surprise many but History graduates are versatile and invariably progress quickly through the ranks in diverse sectors. They often rise to the top where you might least expect it. Their independence, research abilities, critical thinking, and reasoned argument (written and oral) are strong assets. History places a premium on wide reading and balancing frequently conflicting sources. When this is added to writing clear and synoptic accounts and drawing up equitable assessments it is not surprising why those with a History education are valued. Moreover, its graduates are not afraid to draw necessary conclusions. Employers in the modern fastmoving and smart economy need such creative and analytical graduates. Many Historians have top jobs within their grasp in the following fields:  

  • Arts
  • Accountancy firms
  • Administration
  • Archives and records offices
  • Banking and finance
  • Business
  • Civil service
  • Editorial
  • Diplomacy
  • Education and teaching (primary, secondary and third-level)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Film industry
  • Genealogy
  • Government
  • Heritage Management and Tourism
  • International and regional organisations (European Union, United Nations)
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Librarianship
  • Management and consultancy
  • Marketing
  • Media (radio and television)
  • Museum/gallery curator
  • Non-Governmental Organisations (charities, aid and development organisations)
  • Policy planning
  • Politics and public representatives
  • Political advisor
  • Public relations
  • Public service
  • Publishing
  • Retail
  • Security services and policing
  • Social policy
  • Speech writing
  • Third-level Lecturers and Professors (diverse disciplines)
  • Teaching English
  • Trade Unions

School of History

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Tyrconnell,Off College Road,Cork,Ireland.