Alumni and careers
Our graduates are highly sought after. Career prospects for history graduates are wide ranging, with our students launching careers in everything from teaching to business, research to politics. We aim to support our students on their path to whichever career they choose.
Historians develop excellent skills of analysis, assessing multiple and often conflicting sources, before condensing opinions into concise, well-structured arguments.
Kent History graduates are self-motivated, with the ability to work independently, demonstrating to potential employers that they respond positively to challenges, work to tight schedules, and manage workloads.
In the School of History we organise events and opportunities for our students including:
- 'Working in the heritage sector' event
- 'Work placements information' event
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission's internship scheme.
Find out what these History graduates did next.
MA Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Kate McCaffrey received national media attention following a research discovery that reveals a whole new dimension to the history of Anne Boleyn.
BA Military History
Jack graduated with a degree in Military History and is now an MOD Personnel Access Service Advisor at The National Archives.
BA History and Politics
Dame Carolyn McCall studied History and Politics at Kent and currently works as the CEO of ITV. She is the first ever woman to occupy the role of Chief Executive Officer at the broadcaster.
PhD American Studies
Dr Emma Long is a Senior Lecturer in American Studies at the University of East Anglia.
BA French and History
Megan is a Public Engagement Manager for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Having chosen Kent for the quality of its research and a love for the campus, Steve Tough studied History and graduated in 2013. He is now a Mortgage & Protection Adviser.
BA History and Drama
Charlotte is now working as Lead Education Officer at Bromley Historic Collections and Museum
You automatically become part of our alumni community when you leave the University. Please stay in touch!
Careers & Employability Service
As you take your first steps into a career, Kent is here to provide you with help and support.
The Employability Points Scheme rewards students for their active involvement in co-curricular activities by providing experience of work.
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