University of Huddersfield

Economics and History University of Huddersfield Degree level: Undergraduate


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This course will set you up with core skills in both History and Economics, which you’ll follow through a range of optional modules enabling you to pick what suits your interests. 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. You’ll be able to explore the cultural, social and political impact of events and eras, in Britain, Europe and across the world, from medieval to modern times. You’ll get to grips with a wide range of approaches to history, and get hands on experience with primary sources.

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.

In your second year you’ll undertake a work-related project, and have the chance to take a year-long optional placement in your third year. These experiences will help you develop the workplace knowledge that employers are looking for, and start building those all-important networks in your chosen field.

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.

A degree in History and Economics offers so many varied opportunities for careers, for example in banking and finance, teaching, economics and management consultancy, government, work in developing countries, the media and accountancy to name just a few.

The 5 year part time version of this course is available on our website.

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
Medieval and Early Modern Warfare in England
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

And one option from a list which may include:
Monetary and Financial Framework
International Business
Business and the Entrepreneur
Environmental Policy

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further 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 from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a minimum grade B at A Level 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

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

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,000 * Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The full-time undergraduate tuition fee for 19/20 entry will be £9,250. 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 ( or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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