Work-Related Learning

Most of our students come to university to study History because of their passion for the subject. Our History programme is designed to help you achieve your potential by training you in the skills valued by a wide range of employers. We do this as part of your historical study rather than separately from it.

Our graduates have gone on to pursue careers in

  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • The Civil Service
  • Business

You can read about the careers of some of our recent graduates here.

From your first year of studying History at Edge Hill you will be encouraged to think about your future career options. Our modules will train you in CV and cover letter writing and will give you the opportunity to work with local heritage organisations. In your second year you will undertake work-related learning including the chance of a work placement or external project, giving you valuable experience in a work setting, as well as lots of evidence to support your career plans.

You will also get to meet with our recent graduates and discuss your career options with them at our annual Careers Afternoon and you will be given the opportunity to volunteer for regional heritage organisations through our History Volunteering Fair.

Exhibitors from the heritage sector at the History volunteering fair, 2019

Exhibitors from the heritage sector at the History volunteering fair, 2019

We have a departmental work-related learning officer, Emma Liu, who is available to meet with students on a one-to-one basis to ensure that you have the opportunity for meaningful opportunities to work with external organisations. Emma also contributes to sessions on modules so that you know what’s going on. She says:

“I aim to work closely with leading industry organisations and businesses to cultivate partnerships and enrichment opportunities such as placements, industry talks and other relevant activities. This will help you to further develop real world experiences to meet the ever-changing needs of industry graduate level positions and employers.”

Your transition into the job market will be further supported by our Careers Team and you will even get the chance to apply for a £2,000 award to support a career-enhancing project, through the University’s Student Opportunity Fund.

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