History at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

Keen to study history at degree level? History at Huddersfield is top in Yorkshire for Learning Opportunities, scoring 96%, based on experimental statistics from the National Student Survey 2023. 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. You can engage with different approaches to history, and work with primary source materials in dynamic and innovative ways. Our History modules cover a range of eras, from medieval to modern times, and are geographically diverse, allowing you to investigate periods that inspire you most. Why Study History BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? There are no exams, but you’ll gain valuable real-world experience via a five-week work placement in year two, in the UK or overseas. An optional year-long placement after the second year could also boost your graduate employment prospects. You can get creative, with opportunities to design a marketing pitch for a historical film, or a museum exhibition. You’ll also explore our innovative award-winning archive at Heritage Quay and the Holocaust Centre North. You could join the student History Society, too, and organise trips, debates, and social events to enhance your studies before heading out into the world and into your first role. Our course also gives you a range of skills, including good communication and analytical skills, independent and team working, and problem solving. You might also glean skills in management, research, and planning. You may head into post-university employment or further your education in, for example, modern history, medieval history, British history, or another related area. Professional Bodies At Huddersfield you’ll also study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree† so that you 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: • Writing the Past • The Modern World • Critical Thinking • The Past in the Present: An Introduction to Public History. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please 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

An average 13.5%† of the study time on this course is spent with your tutors (either face to face or online) in lectures, seminars, small group tutorials and workshops. Some of your submissions may involve producing a podcast, contributing to an exhibition, or working on an archive. Assessment includes written and practical work, including essays, oral presentations, research analysis reports and portfolios. † Based on 22/23 programme specifications. 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

Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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Additional entry requirements


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 at University of Huddersfield - UCAS