Graduate School


Transferable skills are highly valued by employers and our courses and programmes are designed with this in mind.

Fieldwork and independent research are an essential component on many of our programmes. Almost all our students take compulsory courses designed for skills acquisition, while option courses also have specific objectives in terms of skills training.

Our programmes give you the opportunity to gain skills, such as written and oral presentation, data collection and analysis and critical evaluation of research, which will enhance your career prospects in your chosen area.

You will learn how to:

  • construct arguments lucidly, coherently and concisely;
  • understand complex issues;
  • draw valid conclusions from the past;
  • assimilate, process and communicate¬† a wide range of information from a variety of sources;
  • conceive and pursue a coherent argument founded on evidence;
  • undertake a sustained independent research project to a deadline; and
  • write clear, accurate and concise prose.

A degree from the School of History, Classics & Archaeology could lead you in a number of career directions depending on your individual interests and experience. Some of our graduates have gone on to pursue work in related areas such as museums, libraries and historic trusts, whilst others build on the transferable skills gained and pursue areas as diverse as marketing, business and media, public administration and teaching.

We have asked both current and graduated students what they feel they learned from their postgraduate studies and the skills they are taking in to the workplace: Interviews with postgraduate students