University of Hull

Degree level: Undergraduate

History and Politics

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Course summary

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Examine the progress of people, events and government through time. And see modern politics functioning first hand by choosing a three-month internship at Westminster. History and politics are a natural combination. Knowledge of the past helps us to understand the present. And current politics provides insights into history. This flexible degree lets you tailor your studies to suit your own interests and career aspirations.

  • We operate an extensive Westminster placement learning opportunity that is fully integrated within your degree programme.
  • If you opt for the one-semester internship, you'll get access to our exclusive seminar series presented by senior parliamentary officials.
  • Spend time in your third year of your degree studying at one of our partner institutions across the globe, from USA to Hong Kong.
  • 97% of our history students, and 92% of our politics students, are in work or further study six months after graduating (UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency 2018).
  • Take advantage of the specialist resources of the Hull History Centre, the Blaydes Maritime Centre and the Wilberforce Institute.
  • Benefit from our refurbished Brynmor Jones Library – open 24/7 during term time and housing more than a million books, journals and periodicals.
Inspired by the rich history of Hull and its particular contribution to national politics, this programme will enhance your understanding of the human experience over the long term. And it'll enable you to apply historical insights to the study of politics and governance today. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at

Course details


Year 1 Compulsory modules British Political History since 1945 Introduction to International Relations From Peasants to Consumers, from Subjects to Citizens: Themes in the Modern World The Medieval World: Life, Power and Belief Philosophy, History and Ideology The Past: Reality and Reconstruction Year 2 Compulsory modules Thinking About the Past Understanding America Optional modules British Government Understanding States and Markets: An Introduction to Political Economy Emperors, Vikings and Scholars: the Transformation of 'Barbarian' Europe, 750–1000 Into the Wild: US Environmental History from the 19th Century to the Present Understanding the European Union A Millennium of Persecution: Antisemitism in Europe from the Crusades to the Holocaust The Shot Heard Around the World: 1776 in its Global Contexts Understanding China America's Wars in Asia History of Political Thought The United Nations and Global Security Game of History The British Empire Imperialism, Nationalism, and Decolonization: Britain in SE Asia, c. 1850-1950 Year 3 Choose one of the following Dissertation One-Trimester Internship One Trimester Abroad Optional modules Crisis and Conflict after the Cold War: Interpreting the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s The Third Reich, 1933-1945 UK Politics in an Age of Austerity and Brexit Dangerous Minds BRICS: Emerging Powers in International Affairs Conflicts in British Culture Critics of Capitalism Medicine and Modern War Gandhi to Mandela: the Rise and Fall of Apartheid in South Africa Venice, Genoa and the Crusades: 1080–1351 The Archaeology of the Castle The Politics and Philosophy of the Environment The Contemporary House of Commons Comparative Legislatures Parliament in the UK: Approaches to Reform Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union Germany in the New Europe All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeLV21
Institution code H72
Campus nameThe University of Hull
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 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
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points

Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit
Institution's Own Test60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)

Please click below for a list of the English language qualifications we accept.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £14800 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
History and Politics at University of Hull - UCAS