History at Hull allows you to follow your interests in the social, cultural, art, indigenous, military, maritime, economic, gender, medical and humanitarian history of Britain, Europe and the wider world. At Hull, History is part of the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures, which sits in the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education.


Learn from and with researchers and authors whose expertise, ranging from the Iron Age to the present day, underpins their teaching.

Foundation year Year abroad Industrial placement Integrated Masters


  • MHist Heritage and History

    Available with:

    This unique four-year degree offers you the opportunity to complete an extensive work placement and graduate with a masters-level qualification.

  • BA (Hons) / MHist History

    Available with:

    We have exciting modules in social, cultural, art, global, indigenous, maritime and economic history, as well as archaeology.

  • BA (Hons) History and American Studies

    By placing America under the microscope, you will achieve a deep understanding of its history, culture and society.

  • BA (Hons) History and Archaeology

    Discover the fascinating histories of people, themes, places and eras. You'll learn the theory, and develop practical fieldwork and digital skills.

  • BA (Hons) History and English

    Gain an understanding of the human past. Literature is a window onto the society that created it, and history enables a better appreciation of its products

  • BA (Hons) History and Politics

    Enhance your knowledge of the human experience over the long term, to apply historical insights to the study of politics and governance today.

  • BA (Hons) History with a Modern Language

    Our varied History programme combined with the opportunity to learn a new language will give you a competitive edge in today's job market.

  • BA (Hons) Modern Languages and History

    Aimed at those who love languages and history, this course allows you to split your studies 50/50 across the two subjects.

Postgraduate Taught

  • MA in History

    Uniquely combine period-specific and thematic modules to give you the confidence to take part in historical debate beyond your immediate specialism.

Postgraduate Research


Postgraduate research scholarships

The University of Hull is part of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership, and through this is able to offer a range of ESRC Postgraduate Scholarships for the following project:

Cities, Environment and Liveability

History Clearing Student Holly Cockerham UNI-0715

There's a lot of history surrounding the city of Hull, and this influences the modules you study. Once I realised that, I knew that I'd be in the ideal place for my course.

Holly Cockerham
BA (Hons), History


At the University of Hull, we know that history is excitingly diverse, from the Iron Age to the present day, so our programmes are correspondingly broad in scope. Our academic expertise covers a span of 3,000 years across five continents.


Our choice of modules lets you follow your interests in the social, cultural, art, indigenous, military, maritime and economic history of Britain, Europe and the world.


You'll study under active researchers and authors whose expertise and passion underpins their teaching. We've got specialists in archeology and in medieval, early modern, modern and contemporary history.


The flexibility of our courses, and our friendly teaching staff proves hugely popular with our students, who awarded us an overall satisfaction score of 96% in the history category of the 2017 National Student Survey. This puts us in the top 20 universities nationally for History, with a top ranked Archaeology option.

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You'll have access to a wealth of resources both online and in the library. Specialist resources are also available at the Hull History Centre, the Maritime Historical Studies Centre and the Wilberforce Institute.

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A degree in History will give you the skills valued by employers.

Some of our graduates choose to continue their studies, and others have pursued careers as historians, archaeologists, teachers, researchers, academic librarians, archivists, heritage managers, museum and gallery conservators, records managers and information officers.

*Data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency

96%of history graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating* 

American Studies Hannah Townsend UNI-0184


Our established strengths in social, international and economic histories have delivered top rankings in research assessments.


Our History programmes give you the opportunity to boost your employability by spending a semester at one of our partner institutions in Europe, the USA, Asia or Australia. Shape your study of the past to determine your future.

Travel to one of over16different countries around the world


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The best way to see if the University of Hull is right for you is to come and visit us. We hold Open Days throughout the year. Book your place now - we'd love to meet you.