Updated: Wed 14 Mar 2012
The study of History enables us to understand the origins of many of the complex issues confronting society today, while giving students a useful insight into the nature of social, economic and political change and human motivation. Historical investigation fosters a range of transferable skills in critical thinking and clear expression, including:
the analysis of complex historical situations
the evaluation of historical evidence
the ability to construct a reasoned argument
the ability to write coherently and with relevance
Such skills are to be found in successful politicians, diplomats, lawyers, journalists, businessmen, policymakers and many others whose jobs require complex analysis and an understanding of domestic and international issues.