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History

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BA (Hons) with Foundation Year

The foundation year has been designed to prepare you for learning at degree level. You’ll study the following modules

  • English Language for Academic Purposes 1
  • Academic Study Skills
  • British History, 1688-1918
  • Dictators of the Twentieth Century
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 2
  • Introduction to Study in the Humanities 

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £9,000


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
Foundation 16% 0% 84%
Y1 17% 0% 83%
Y2 14% 0% 86%
Y3 (MHist) 12% 0% 88%
Final 12% 0% 88%
Assessment
Assessment
YearWrittenPracticalCoursework
Foundation 0% 20% 80%
Y1 5% 24% 71%
Y2 18% 25% 57%
Y3 (MHist) 0% 6% 94%
Final 0% 6% 94%

About the 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. With our exciting choice of modules, you can follow your interests in social, cultural, art, global, indigenous, military, maritime and economic history, as well as archaeology. Our programmes are broad in conception, ranging from the Iron Age to the present day, so students are ideally placed to explore the key themes of continuity and change. The programme is delivered by active researchers and authors whose professional historical expertise underpins the modules they provide.

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 the pioneering Hull History Centre, the distinctive Maritime Historical Studies Centre, and the world-leading Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE). Enhance your employability by spending a semester abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe, the USA, Asia or Australia. There’s also the option to continue studying for a fourth year to gain a Masters qualification (MHist). If you need to bring your skills or qualifications up to university entry level, our degree with a foundation year is ideal.

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BA (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

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

Hull has a distinguished track record in the area of graduate employability. 96% of full-time students on this programme find employment or progress to further study within six months of finishing their course (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2017).

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.