Illuminating the past. Engaging the present. Shaping the future. Our understanding of History influences how we live our lives today. As a student of History at the University of Hull, you will work to uncover the historical roots of contemporary social, political and environmental challenges. From classical civilisations to modern communities you will explore how all different periods of history continue to influence and shape our world, and to help us understand it better. We’ll ask you to engage with social and cultural history, with war and politics, with the powerful and the underdog, with sudden events and with long term change. To equip you for the real world, assessments have been designed to allow you to develop the range of skills and competencies you will need for the workplace. Instead of having a series of unseen exams, you'll be encouraged to express your ideas in a variety of ways, to criticise sources of historical information from newspapers to computer games, and to develop your own ideas through channels such as podcasts and online exhibitions. Throughout your studies with us, you’ll develop key techniques for historians, gaining transferable skills of analysis, digital literacy, teamwork and communication. You will also have opportunities to enhance your employability and breadth of interests beyond your degree through voluntary placements with the Hull History Network. Under the guidance of expert academics – and benefiting from facilities such as the Hull History Centre – you’ll discover the drama of the past, understand the great challenges of the present, and gain the skills to help shape a brighter future for yourself and the world we live in. The foundation year has been designed to prepare you for learning at degree level. 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 hull.ac.uk/teamgb
Foundation Year Core modules Preparing for Learning in Higher Education Introduction to Study in the Humanities Research in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Compulsory modules Group Challenge (Humanities) Data Analysis Academic Writing Skills Year 1 Compulsory History of Freedom Revolutions: Continuity and Change All Roads Lead to Rome: the Classical Present Human Worlds World War Tudors History in the News Year 2 Compulsory Global Britain and its Past History: Then and Now History Group Project Optional The First Superpowers Three Sixties: Decades that Changed the World Trends and Treasures Interactions and Exchanges: The Roots of Globalisation Shamans, Priests and Witches History at Home Come Dine with Us: A History of Food and Drink Being Human Year 3 Compulsory Capstone Module Co-produced Module The Past in the Present Optional Fame and Fortune Insiders and Outsiders: Community and Belonging in History New Frontiers: Small Steps and Giant Leaps in History Fear and Terror Justice and Law Innovation and Invention All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
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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 Level 3 qualifications, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||This 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 www.hull.ac.uk|
|Institution's Own Test||60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)|
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.