A degree in History is a great solution for you if you are passionate about secrets of past and wish to get a strong Humanities and Social Sciences degree which will be useful in many fields.
Entry requirements for History degree
Usually there are no special requirements for applicants of the undergraduate study programs in History. Universities mostly require high GPA scores, especially in Social Sciences.
Since almost all programs you can find on our website are taught in English, language proficiency is always required. All foreign universities accept the results of TOEFL, IELTS and equivalent certificates, the minimum acceptable result depends on the university and country chosen.
If you decide to enter a foreign university, you should meet special requirements of the chosen country. You can find some information about requirements of some popular countries, for example, USA, UK or Australia, by using our website.
History study program is usually dedicated to theoretical researches. Students spend most of the time writing research papers, analyzing sources, working with archives and writing a final dissertation. A lot of undergraduate study programs also include archaeology fieldwork, various internships in museums and other institutions and even a year abroad.
Usually undergraduate program lasts from three to four years, the length of the program depends on the chosen university and country. Graduates receive a BA or BSc degree.
Career options for History graduates
A huge amount of graduates holding a Bachelor degree in History decide to continue their education and start a research activity. However, many graduates start a career path after obtaining a bachelor's degree in History. The following professions are available for History graduates: museum curator, archaeologist, heritage manager. Some graduates start teaching career in secondary schools.
A degree in History area gives enough skills to gain a job in an area which is not related to history, for example, in media, public relations, librarianship, marketing, advertising. A lot of History graduates start a career as scientific journalists.
After completing an undergraduate degree in History, graduates can apply for a study program in a variety of related areas, for example, journalism, librarianship, anthropology, philosophy, religious studies, museum studies and many others.
According to QS Top University Ranking by Subject, the best institution hosting History study programs in 2016-2017 is Harvard University in USA. Admission to Harvard University is highly competitive; some information about applying to Harvard University can be found in the university’s profile on our website. Other world leading universities hosting History study programs are: University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, Yale University, London School of Economics and Political Science, Princeton University and many others.