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History can be useful in many job families including those linked with law, journalism and publishing, marketing, sales and advertising, arts, crafts and design, broadcast media and performing arts, leisure, sport and tourism, as well as education and training.

Applied and job-related learning

There is a range of vocational qualifications (such as BTECs, NVQ/SVQs and Diplomas) linked to an interest in history including: 

  • travel and tourism
  • uniformed public services
  • performing arts
  • legal studies


Some apprenticeships are linked to history, such as: 

  • arts, media and publishing, e.g. museum assistant, conservation assistant
  • leisure, travel and tourism, e.g. tourist guide, travel adviser
  • health, public services and care, e.g. archive assistant
  • construction, planning and built environment, e.g. stone mason

Academic subjects – such as A levels

  • You can study history, classical civilisation.
  • Related subjects include geography, archaeology, history of art, law, sociology, philosophy, psychology, government and politics, global studies, social biology, economics and religious studies.