BA Art History and History / Careers

Year of entry: 2022

Career opportunities

BA Art History and History will prepare you for careers in the art world and a wide range of job opportunities ranging from curating and cultural management to publishing, journalism, the media, and teaching. 

Our surveys of recent graduates have revealed that our students also pursue an impressive variety of careers in such fields as law, banking, fashion, advertising, accountancy, business management, commerce, the new media, computing and archive studies. 

Recent graduate career destinations include:

  • Education Officer, De Morgan Collection;
  • Royal Collections Exhibitions Curator;
  • Archivist, Tate Liverpool;
  • Art Officer, English Heritage. 

Our graduates enjoy success in a wide range of careers, reflecting the high regard in which employers hold a History degree from Manchester, including the BBC - with whom we have well-established links - as well as KPMG, Deloitte, Marks and Spencer, Aviva, Accenture and Barclays. Typical professions for History graduates include:

  • teaching and academia;
  • heritage and museums;
  • the Civil Service;
  • policy and thinktanks;
  • creative industries;
  • media and journalism;
  • marketing and public relations;
  • law and accountancy;
  • finance;
  • NGOs.