University of Huddersfield

History University of Huddersfield Degree level: Undergraduate


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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 nations' 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 you get a hands-on experience. 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 create exhibitions or podcasts on your subject. You’ll also have the chance to take part in the ERASMUS+ exchange scheme and dive into our innovative award-winning archive at Heritage Quay.

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) The course also offers an optional one-year (48 weeks) work placement after the second year, in the UK or abroad. This will give you the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience, insight into your chosen career and open up your graduate employment prospects. 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

Include examinations, essays, oral presentations, research analysis reports and portfolios.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code V100
Institution code H60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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 45 Level 3 credits at Merit or above including modules in History.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications which should include modules in History.

Applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English 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

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,000 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

The fees detailed are the fees agreed for 17/18. These may be subject to an inflationary rise in 18/19.

Sponsorship information

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Provider information

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University of Huddersfield

Course contact details

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+44 (0)1484 472606

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