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Top Ten Celebrities with History Degrees

in association with the University of Kent

History is one of the most versatile degrees you can take. It demands painstaking research and eloquent arguments. It'll ask you to analyse and debate, consider and compose, and to tackle some of the broadest, most controversial topics humans have dealt with. it's good training, good enough for almost anything. And these ten celebrities with history degrees prove exactly that. 

"Shakira" © Andrez Arranz, used under CC BY 2.5


Shakira has been a celebrity for most her life. She’s been charging around the world cranking out top ten hits since she was thirteen, so, unlike most of the other people on this list, she never got the chance to sink her teeth into student life. That all changed, though, when she took time out of a tour to study Ancient History at UCLA for a month, dressing up as a boy to make sure none of her class mates recognised her.