Heritage and History


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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

UK & EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 2,000 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1 17% 0% 83%
Y2 14% 0% 86%
Y3 12% 0% 88%
Final 12% 0% 88%
Y1 10% 24% 66%
Y2 25% 22% 53%
Y3 0% 6% 94%
Final 0% 16% 84%

About the course

Engage with history in an explicitly vocational way in this unique four-year degree. One of the only courses of its kind in the UK, this programme offers you the opportunity to complete an extensive work placement and graduate with a masters-level qualification. Your studies will be enhanced by our established links with heritage organisations and sites in the UK and overseas. Plus, you’ll benefit from the university’s own research expertise and specialist resources, including the University’s Art Collection, the Maritime Historical Studies Centre, and Hull History Centre.

Heritage and History at Hull not only embraces Art History and Archaeology, but also connects with English, Music, Drama and other arts and humanities subjects. Our staff are active researchers and their expertise underpins the carefully designed structure of the programme and the diverse range of modules available. In year 1, you will take broadly-based modules, while years 2 and 3 focus on fewer, more specialised themes in greater depth. In your masters year you will have the opportunity to enhance your technical and analytical skills in the exciting, career-oriented fields of heritage and history.

Entry requirements

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

Employers value the skills that students acquire through studying history. All of our degree programmes enhance your abilities to analyse complex data and present clear and coherent arguments in essays, presentations and classroom discussions. The skills are readily transferable to most areas of work. The key difference with the Heritage and History degree is the emphasis on vocational skills and experience, and real work experience which will make you stand out in the job market.

This degree will prepare you for a career in the heritage and gallery sector. Many history graduates also go on to careers in business, public service, the arts and media, charities and social enterprise, teaching, social work, libraries and information management, and archives and museum work.

As a Hull graduate, you will continue to have access to the University Careers Service, which provides a wealth of advice and information on the world of work, as well as maintaining close links with local, regional, national and international graduate employers.