History and Film Studies at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

On our History and Film Studies BA(Hons) course, you can explore how we represent and construct the story of humankind through the centuries, to the present day. With history, you'll establish connections between the events, ideas and people that built past and present worlds. A wide range of option modules puts you in control of shaping your degree to suit the areas that interest you. In the film element of the course, you’ll look a variety of cinema – from Hollywood blockbusters through to challenging avant-garde works. As well as the wide mix of skills you'll gain, you'll also have the chance to improve your writing and develop abilities in video and audio production. Why Study History and Film Studies BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? This course provides the chance to work and learn in industry-standard film production facilities – part of the Yorkshire Film and Television School here at Huddersfield. Plus, History at Huddersfield is top in Yorkshire for Learning Opportunities, scoring 96%, based on experimental statistics from the National Student Survey 2023. You’ll be taught and supported by internationally renowned professors, researchers, and media practitioners. You can develop your abilities to analyse, research and write persuasively about a rich variety of films, shows and filmmakers, from the latest superhero blockbusters to indie movies and YouTube releases. You’ll explore a range of diverse eras, from medieval to modern times, too. Benefit, also, from the chance to explore our innovative award-winning archive at Heritage Quay and the Holocaust Centre North. Studying history will help you develop a range of skills. These include management, communication, analytical, research, problem-solving and planning. You may go on to an exciting role in British cinema or world cinema. You may choose a history-related role, or pursue further studies in contemporary history, screen studies, film studies, media, popular culture, or humanities in general. Professional Bodies At Huddersfield, you’ll study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree† so that you can gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Critical Thinking • Analysing Content • Film and Television Industries and Law • Digital Video and Audio Production. For the full range of modules and descriptions, visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

Teaching is via lectures, seminars and workshops, newsdays, work-based learning and placements, project work, dissertations, one-on-one and group supervision, and digital learning. Assessment is via video shorts, podcasts, newsroom days, audience research portfolios, essays, production pitches, data analytics, presentations, and dissertation.

How to apply

Application codes

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

Applications from international students will be considered on an individual basis, and with advice from the University's International Office. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course


English language requirements

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 6.0 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.


Student Outcomes

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Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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 students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ If you are an EU or 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 - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

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History and Film Studies at University of Huddersfield - UCAS