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Key information

  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: V100
  • Year of entry: 2019
  • Typical offer: A-level : AAA-AAB / IB : 36-35, with no score less than 4 / BTEC : Applications considered

Career prospects


According to the Association of Graduate Recruiters, employers are looking increasingly for 'softer' skills such as team-work, informed judgement, cultural awareness, critical thinking and leadership. A History degree from Liverpool offers you the opportunity to develop this enviable range of skills, offering a flexible platform on which to base a vast array of career options. 

Our graduates progress to a range of careers including:

  • Banking
  • Law
  • Financial consultancy
  • Retail management
  • National and local government
  • Charities
  • Journalism 
  • Publishing
  • Arts
  • Heritage and culture organisations 
  • Teaching in schools and universities
  • Archives and records management

Recent employers

  • National Museums Liverpool
  • BBC
  • Foreign Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • HSBC
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Merseyside Police Authority
  • British Council
  • Sony Computer Entertainment

Postgraduate opportunities

A range of MA programmes are available, and can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Current PhD students in the Department are working on a wide range of topics, from early medieval law codes and the second crusade, to crime in modern England and the sexual exploitation of enslaved women in nineteenth century America.

Qualifying you for life

A History degree from Liverpool will equip you with a unique set of transferable skills that are sought by many employers. By the time you graduate, you will have acquired advanced communication skills (written and spoken), learnt extensive organisational skills and developed high levels of critical analysis. We believe in fostering a high degree of independence in our students, which means that you will emerge as a confident and mature graduate, capable of taking responsibility for complex tasks with a mixture of imagination and intellectual rigour.