University of Huddersfield

History University of Huddersfield Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Studying history enables us to put ourselves and our society in perspective, understanding the connections and events that have led up to the world we now live in. Here at Huddersfield you’ll be able to engage with a range of approaches to history, and work with primary source materials in interesting and innovative ways. But make no mistake about it, our courses also give you a range of skills that you can take out into the world of work.

On this course we'll give you the chance to shape your studies to your interests. Perhaps you want to study the history of a particular nation, or take an international view to see patterns and connections between national stories. During your studies you’ll be able to engage with a range of approaches to history, and investigate the periods that fascinate and inspire you.

We have a friendly, hands-on approach to delivering our courses. All of our modules aim to equip you with the skills that employers are looking for: good communication and analytical skills, independent and team working, and problem solving.

We never forget that your studies should lead on to a rewarding career, so we make sure the real world is never far away. The 5-week work related project in Year 2 and the year-long optional placement after the second year, both provide the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience, insight into your chosen career and open up your graduate employment prospects.

You might be surprised by just how creative you can be on our History course too, with opportunities to design a marketing pitch for a historical film, or an interactive soundwalk. There are opportunities to study aboard, and explore our innovative award-winning archive at Heritage Quay. You could also join the Student History Society, and organise trips, debates and social events.

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 Related Project
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
Medieval and Early Modern Warfare in England
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

At any year of study, one module outside the named degree programme, but offered within the School of Music, Humanities and Media, may be taken as an alternative to any of the option modules listed above where feasible and subject to timetabling restrictions and the approval of your Course Leader.

Assessment method

Some of your submissions may involve producing a podcast, contributing to an exhibition or working on an archive. 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 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.
A level BBB including a minimum grade B in History.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits including modules in History.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications, including Higher Level History at grade 6.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

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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Course contact details

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School of Music, Humanities and Media - History

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