What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

In your first year, you’ll take one core module in History and two modules in your chosen language. You’ll follow either the beginners and improvers, or the advanced pathway, depending on your fluency in your chosen language.

Core modules

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 1 – Beginners and Improvers

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 1 – Advanced

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 2 – Beginners and Improvers

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 2 – Advanced

You'll also choose one from

  • Exploring the Past

  • Representing the Past in Film

Optional modules

  • Classical Civilisation

  • Heritage and Modern War

  • The Archaeology of Britain

  • The Medieval World

  • Early Modern People and Their Worlds

  • The Modern World

  • Global Histories: The Non-Western World

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Thinking About the Past

  • Communicating the Past

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 3

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 4

Optional modules

  • Into the Wild: American Environmental History and Culture

  • The “Bloody Code”: Crime and Punishment in 18th Century London

  • British Identity

  • Emperors, Vikings and Scholars

  • Cities of Culture

  • Landscapes: Archaeological and Historical Approaches

  • A Millennium of Persecution: Jews & Anti-semitism in Europe, 1000-1945

  • Power and Dominion: Expanding Rule in the Atlantic World, 1066-1865

  • “Ninety Per Cent of Everything”: Shipping and Society since 1650

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Dissertation

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 5

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 6

Optional modules

  • Family, Law and Society in Early Modern England

  • A Racial History of Modern Britain, 1793-1999

  • The Third Reich, 1933-1945

  • The Anglo-American ‘special relationship’ and the Middle East, 1945-1973

  • Crisis and Conflict After the Cold War: Interpreting the Yugoslav Wars of 1990s

  • Hazards and History: Disasters, Wars and Societies

  • Field, Village, Castle: Medieval Landscapes

  • Visual Culture in France in the Nineteenth Century: Revolution and Representations of Power, Places and People

  • Edward I and the Origins of English Imperialism

  • Imperial Colonies: Reinterpreting the American Revolution

  • The Gurkhas in Context: Military History of India since 1740

  • Commanding the Oceans: Seapower and British Ascendancy, 1688-1815

  • Monks, Heretics and Reformers: The Religious Revolution of the Central Middle Ages

  • Luther and his Legacy

  • Hell Afloat? Sailors and British Society 1800-1930

  • The Parisi

"There's a lot of history surrounding 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."

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More about this course

Variety is at the heart of our vision of history here at Hull. Historians are just as likely nowadays to study how people lived and loved in times gone by as they are to probe the stories of rulers and battles. At Hull, we recognise history in all of its diversity. You can follow your interests to study social, cultural, art, global, indigenous, military, maritime and economic history. Combine this with the opportunity to learn another language and you’ll gain high level historical and communication skills to give you a competitive edge in the job market.

For a Modern Language, you can study Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish. Hull offers excellent language learning facilities, with a dedicated space for languages students. Our dedicated team of advisors offer one-to-one support and a partnership scheme to practise your chosen language with native speakers. In History, you’ll have access to a wealth of resources, both online and in the magnificently refurbished University Library. Specialist study resources are also available at Hull History Centre, the Maritime Historical Studies Centre and the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE).

Teaching and Learning
Scheduled
Placement
independent

First year

16%

83%

Second year

17%

83%

Final year

10%

90%

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

53%

8%

39%

Second year

37%

9%

54%

Final year

13%

11%

76%

History at Hull scored 96% for student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey, while Archaeology was top with a perfect 100%.

Follow your interests in the social, cultural, art, indigenous, military, maritime and economic history of Britain, Europe and the wider world.

Resources include one of the UK's best university libraries, plus the Hull History Centre, Maritime Historical Studies Centre and the Wilberforce Institute.

One-to-one support from our team of language learning advisors in the Shoosmith Language Learning Centre which is open 24/7.

Find out more about our facilities

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from 

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications
  • Applicants should have an A level in a foreign language at Grade C or above.

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

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.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £13,500

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

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

Future Prospects

Hull has a distinguished track record in the area of graduate employability. Employers value the skills that students acquire through studying History. Our degree programme will enhance your abilities to analyse complex data and present clear and coherent arguments in essays, presentations and classroom discussions. These skills are readily transferable to most areas of work.

Our graduates have used their historical knowledge to develop careers as academic librarians, archivists, heritage managers, museum/gallery conservators, records managers and information officers. Others have found success in sectors as diverse as accountancy, auditing, television and radio, journalism, local government, publishing, marketing, finance and banking.

Many graduates have elected to continue their studies by taking a Masters degree in History, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or a vocational training course in areas like Museum Studies, Librarianship, Heritage Studies and Archive Management.

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.