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Undergraduate

History and American Studies BA (Hons)

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During Clearing, we consider your whole application and experience to date - not just your exam results. Please call us to discuss your options - if we are unable to offer you a place on this course, we may be able to offer you a related course.


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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

About the course

Variety is at the heart of our vision of history here at Hull. Historians are just as likely nowadays to study how people lived and loved in times gone by as they are to probe the stories of rulers and battles. At Hull, we recognise history in all of its diversity.

With our exciting choice of modules, you can follow your interests in social, cultural, art, global, indigenous, military, maritime and economic history, as well as archaeology. Our programmes are broad in conception, ranging from the Iron Age to the present day, so students are ideally placed to explore the key themes of continuity and change. The programme is delivered by active researchers and authors whose professional historical expertise underpins the modules they provide.

By placing America under the microscope, you will achieve a deep understanding of its history, culture and society. This understanding will be augmented through engagement with the historical and global influences upon America.  American Studies develops intellectual flexibility by providing a multidimensional programme with a wide variety of  approaches source materials, including non-traditional materials such as art, music, and film.

You’ll have access to a wealth of resources, both online and in the magnificently refurbished University Library. Specialist study resources are also available at the pioneering Hull History Centre, the distinctive Maritime Historical Studies Centre, and the world-leading Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE).

Entry requirements

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

Hull has a distinguished track record in the area of graduate employability. The Higher Education Statistics Agency's report, published in 2015, showed that 95% of full-time students obtaining a degree from the University of Hull find employment or progress to further study within six months of finishing their course.

Employers value the skills that students acquire through studying History. Our degree programme will enhance your abilities to analyse complex data and present clear and coherent arguments in essays, presentations and classroom discussions. These skills are readily transferable to most areas of work.

Because our students are encouraged to be flexible and develop skills across a range of subjects they find several doors are open to them. We have even produced authors, actors, massage therapists and football executives. One of our recent graduates won a fully funded prestigious scholarship to the University of Wyoming.

Some of our alumni can be found in senior positions in the American Embassy and in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; another is the President of the Foundation for International Education.

As a Hull graduate, you will continue to have access to the University Careers Service, which provides a wealth of advice and information on the world of work, as well as maintaining close links with local, regional, national and international graduate employers.