University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Economics and History

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Course summary

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On this course you’ll learn how to combine historical context with current awareness of major global trends and challenges, and evaluate evidence of various kinds. Your choices on the History side are historically and geographically diverse, and you can focus on what fascinates you the most. In your Economics studies, we’ll introduce you to the basics of economics, both macro and micro. You’ll then apply these to contemporary social, economic and historical problems, such as poverty and inequality, high unemployment and rising pollution. Hopefully you’ll figure out some of the solutions too.

  • History has a 95% student satisfaction rating (NSS 2019).
  • From year two onwards you’ll be able to choose option modules to get to grips with the topics that intrigue you.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable real world experience. In Year 2 you will undertake a work placement, designed to enhance your skills ready for employment.
  • Innovative assessments such as pitching an idea for a historical video game or creating a visitor trail for a national museum.
  • 95% of students from this course are in work or further study six months after finishing the course (DLHE 2016/17).
Communication and analysis are at the heart of both Economics and History, and it is precisely these skills which our creative teaching and learning will foster in you. We have a friendly, hands-on approach to delivering our courses, involving you in independent and team work, problem solving and digital literacy. In combining History and Economics you will be developing a diverse range of critical, analytical and technical skills which will equip you to study a range of issues which have affected people and places through time. Economics will allow you to ask questions about how scarce resources are allocated and History enables you to develop this understanding in a range of historical contexts. ~ Dr Robert O'Neill, Senior Lecturer in Economics. Additional Costs: Placements The nature and suitability of your work placement is decided in consultation with your tutors. You are responsible for making your own arrangements for any travel or incurred costs in relation to the placement module, or in relation to the optional placement year if you chose to undertake one as part of your degree.

Course details


Year 1 Core modules: The Modern World Twentieth Century Britain Introduction to Macroeconomics Introduction to Microeconomics Year 2 Core modules: Work Experience Placement Research Skills Intermediate Microeconomics Intermediate Macroeconomics Option modules: One option from a list which may include: Holy Wars: The Age of Crusades Reformation and Revolution Hitler's Germany: Life and Death in the Third Reich Hands on History: Voice Film and Material Culture Modern India: from Raj to Independence c.1860-1950 Digital Victorians After the Black Death: Late Medieval Society Growing Up in the Past: Oral Histories of Childhood and Youth And one option from a list which may include: International Economics Economic History Year 3 (optional placement year) Final year Core modules: Economic Theory and Applications Option modules: One option from a list which may include: Dissertation (History in Practice) Honours Level Project Up to two options from a list which may include: History and Myth: Writing and Re-writing the Middle Ages Community and Identity in the Later Middle Ages Henry's Empire The Elizabethan Age The Great War: Culture and Society Britain on the Breadline The Dark Years, 1940-1944: Collaboration, Resistance and Memory in Wartime France Mindsets, Institutions and Madness The Body and the City Bloodlands: Historical Geography of Interwar East Central Europe India’s ‘Tryst with Destiny’: The Making and Re-Making of the World’s Largest Democracy And one option from a list which may include: Monetary and Financial Framework International Business Business and the Entrepreneur Environmental Policy

Assessment method

The assessment of this course will be based on both written and practical work including examinations, essays, oral presentations, research analysis reports and portfolios. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a minimum grade B at A Level in History or Economics.
A level BBB including a minimum grade B in History or Economics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits including modules in History or Economics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications which should include modules in History or Economics.

Mature applicants without formal qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with prior learning or prior experiential learning will be considered individually. Applications from international students will be considered on an individual basis, and with advice from the University's International Office. If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages - Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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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 £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

This information is for those applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2020/21. Information is subject to change resulting from the government review of higher education funding in England, and other potential policy changes. This information will be updated with 2021/22 tuition fees as information becomes available. Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Economics and History at University of Huddersfield - UCAS