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Course summary

History and Politics are a natural combination. Knowledge of the past helps us to understand the present. And current politics provides insights into history. On this degree, you’ll study the progress of people, events and government through time. And you could get to see modern politics functioning first hand on a three-month internship at Westminster. This flexible course lets you tailor your studies to suit your own interests and career plans. Inspired by the rich history of Hull and its particular contribution to national politics, this degree 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 present-day politics and governance. 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


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.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.

English language requirements

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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)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £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 £15400* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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History and Politics at University of Hull - UCAS