University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Gold

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Studying history enables us to put ourselves and our societies into perspective, establishing connections between the events, ideas and people that built past and present worlds. Here at Huddersfield you’ll be able to engage with a different approaches to history, and work with primary source materials in dynamic and innovative ways.

  • History has a 95% student satisfaction rating (NSS 2019).
  • Our History modules cover a range of eras from medieval to modern times, and are geographically diverse allowing you to investigate the periods that inspire you most.
  • You’ll gain valuable real world experience. The 5-week work experience placement in Year 2 and the optional year-long placement after the second year could help open up your graduate employment prospects.
  • You can get creative with opportunities to design a marketing pitch for a historical film, or an interactive soundwalk.
  • Opportunities to explore our innovative award-winning archive at Heritage Quay and the newly opened Holocaust Learning and Exhibition Centre.
  • You could also join the student History Society, and organise trips, debates and social events.
Our course also gives you a range of skills that you can take out into the world of work - good communication and analytical skills, independent and team working, and problem solving. The History curriculum at Huddersfield contains some of the most cutting-edge and innovative modules, learning strategies and assessments I have seen in institutions I have worked with across the sector. All option modules are research-led, and the commitment to encouraging students to produce public facing outputs, and to see their work as something that engages with and is of use to a wider community, is very impressive. ~ Professor Charlotte Alston, External Examiner (History). 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: Early Medieval Europe: c500 - 1215 Twentieth Century Britain The Modern World Britons Abroad 1500-2000 Year 2 Core modules: Work Experience Placement Research Skills Option modules: Four options 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 Year 3 (optional placement year) Final year Option modules: One option from a list which may include: Dissertation (History in Practice) Honours Level Project Up to five 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

Assessment method

The assessment of this module 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 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

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 - 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 £15000 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

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 - 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 - 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 at University of Huddersfield - UCAS