University of Huddersfield

Economics and History University of Huddersfield Degree level: Undergraduate


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On this course 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. 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.

  • History has a 94% student satisfaction rating (NSS 2018).

  • Each year you’ll be able to choose option modules to focus on topics that fascinate you most.

  • You’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable real world experience. In your second year you’ll also have the chance to go on a work placement, designed to enhance your skills ready for employment.

  • Innovative assessments such as analysing children’s speech development, pitching an idea for a historical video game or creating a visitor trail for a national museum.

95% of students from this course are in work or further study six months after finishing the course (DLHE 2016/17).
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.

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)
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
India’s ‘Tryst with Destiny’: The Making and Re-Making of the World’s Largest Democracy

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

Assessment method

The assessment of this course 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 deadlines

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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 £14,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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. Fees may rise by RPI-X, which is set by the Government. We anticipate that we will be able to confirm the exact amount of the 2020/21 tuition fees in the Spring of 2020 and will update these web pages accordingly. The University operates a fair fee policy which offers a guarantee about the costs of studying on your course. Please find out what's included in your tuition fee here - 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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School of Music, Humanities and Media - History

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