BA Archaeology and History / Careers

Year of entry: 2020

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Career opportunities

All of our degrees place a strong emphasis on professional standards and ethical practice. Study with us and you'll combine academic and practical skills with a truly interdisciplinary mix of humanities and science training.

We have pioneered innovative assessments that relate to the skills employers want to see in graduates, including rigorous intellectual skills of interpretation, research and analysis, data manipulation and the ability to demonstrating an understanding of different cultures and societies.

You'll have the opportunity to become a regular volunteer at the University's own Manchester Museum and multiple award-winning Whitworth Art Gallery, gaining invaluable cultural sector expertise. You'll also undertake archaeological fieldwork, ethnographic research or a museum placement with us, either here in the UK or overseas, building your experience of practical archaeology as well as key leadership, communication and creative problem-solving skills.

History is a popular and versatile degree subject that is highly regarded by employers. It offers routes into a range of careers, from finance and marketing to teaching and the media. Recent archaeology graduates have pursued careers as commercial archaeologists, heritage and environment officers, editors, broadcasters, journalists, accountants, writers and researchers.

Find out more on the careers and employability page.