Prospective undergraduates

Careers and employability

Find out about the careers support you'll receive as a student, and where your degree might take you.

An undergraduate degree from the School of History, Classics & Archaeology can carry you on to further study, allow you to transition into a graduate scheme or set you up to go straight into work upon leaving university.

Careers closely related to our three subject areas include:

  • Academic librarian
  • Archaeologist
  • Archivist
  • Conservation officer
  • Heritage manager
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Museum or gallery curator
  • Secondary school teacher

Many of our graduates also go on to do jobs in journalism, law, business, human resources, marketing, public relations and the civil service.

To find out more about where your degree could take you, follow the link below.

What can I do with my degree?

Careers Service

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All our students have access to the University of Edinburgh's award-winning Careers Service and the School's dedicated careers consultant.


Students meeting for coffee
Our students have benefited from a mentoring programme, which matches current students with past graduates from the School.

Working or volunteering for us

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There are several ways in which you can help the School Community, get involved and take advantage of opportunities available.

Alumni profiles

Meet some of our graduates and find out what they are doing now.