History Works: Beyond Your BA
Undergraduate: Level 5
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
20 August 2019
Requisites for this module
BA VT2R American History (Including Year Abroad),
BA V145 Global History,
BA V146 Global History (Including Year Abroad)
This module explores a number of key skills that students as historians are using in their courses and how this set of skills fits to a great range of other career choices.
Divided into three parts, students will first find out how historians communicate their work to the public and what skills they use for doing so. In the second part, the module will focus on the current labour market and students will explore how their abilities can be presented as convincingly as possible and how these skills fit do different career options.
After having established a set of key skills and practised the presentation of them, the third part of the module will focus on the different choices and career opportunities our former history students have made.
In four panel discussions, former students and other experts will visit the History Department to talk about the professions they decided to go into with their history degrees. While some of these professions are closely linked to the subject of history, others are not at all.
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General Reading List:
McIvor, Arthur, 'The Colour Bar' in Working Lives. Work in Britain since 1945 (2013).
Pemberton, Hugh, 'The transformation of the economy' in A companion to contemporary Britain, 1939-2000 eds. Paul Addison and Harriet Jones (2008).
van Reenen, Johan, 'Brexit's Long-Run Effects on the UK Economy', Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (Fall 2016), pp. 367-383.
Rook, Steve, The graduate career guidebook (2013).
One-hour lecture and one-hour seminar per week.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Report on a profession of interest
||CV and career action plan
||Essay (1750 words)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Belinda Waterman, Department of History, 01206 872313
Dr Rachel Rich
Leeds Beckett University
Available via Moodle
Of 47 hours, 47 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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