University of Hull has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Examine the progress of people, events and government through time. And see modern politics functioning first hand by choosing a three-month internship at Westminster.
History and politics are a natural combination. Knowledge of the past helps us to understand the present. And current politics provides insights into history. This flexible degree lets you tailor your studies to suit your own interests and career aspirations.
We operate an extensive Westminster placement learning opportunity that is fully integrated within your degree programme.
If you opt for the one-semester internship, you'll get access to our exclusive seminar series presented by senior parliamentary officials.
Spend time in your third year of your degree studying at one of our partner institutions across the globe, from USA to Hong Kong.
97% of our history students, and 92% of our politics students, are in work or further study six months after graduating (UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency 2018).
Take advantage of the specialist resources of the Hull History Centre, the Blaydes Maritime Centre and the Wilberforce Institute.
- Benefit from our refurbished Brynmor Jones Library – open 24/7 during term time and housing more than a million books, journals and periodicals.
Inspired by the rich history of Hull and its particular contribution to national politics, this programme will enhance your understanding of the human experience over the long term. And it'll enable you to apply historical insights to the study of politics and governance today.
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
British Political History since 1945
Introduction to International Relations
From Peasants to Consumers, from Subjects to Citizens: Themes in the Modern World
The Medieval World: Life, Power and Belief
Philosophy, History and Ideology
The Past: Reality and Reconstruction
Thinking About the Past
Understanding States and Markets: An Introduction to Political Economy
Emperors, Vikings and Scholars: the Transformation of 'Barbarian' Europe, 750–1000
Into the Wild: US Environmental History from the 19th Century to the Present
Understanding the European Union
A Millennium of Persecution: Antisemitism in Europe from the Crusades to the Holocaust
The Shot Heard Around the World: 1776 in its Global Contexts
America's Wars in Asia
History of Political Thought
The United Nations and Global Security
Game of History
The British Empire
Imperialism, Nationalism, and Decolonization: Britain in SE Asia, c. 1850-1950
Choose one of the following
One Trimester Abroad
Crisis and Conflict after the Cold War: Interpreting the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s
The Third Reich, 1933-1945
UK Politics in an Age of Austerity and Brexit
BRICS: Emerging Powers in International Affairs
Conflicts in British Culture
Critics of Capitalism
Medicine and Modern War
Gandhi to Mandela: the Rise and Fall of Apartheid in South Africa
Venice, Genoa and the Crusades: 1080–1351
The Archaeology of the Castle
The Politics and Philosophy of the Environment
The Contemporary House of Commons
Parliament in the UK: Approaches to Reform
Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union
Germany in the New Europe
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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||The University of Hull|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||
Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
Irish Leaving Certificate
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points|
Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||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||University of Hull English Language Programme||60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)|
Please click below for a list of the English language qualifications we accept.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|