Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Heritage and History

Undergraduate              MHist

UCAS code: VV71

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Choose one from:

  • Exploring the Past

  • Representing the Past in Film

Core modules

  • Heritage and Modern War

  • The Medieval World

Optional modules

  • Classical Civilisation

  • The Archaeology of Britain

  • Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice

  • Early Modern People and Their Worlds

  • The Modern World

  • Global Histories: The Non-Western World

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Thinking About the Past

  • Landscapes: Archaeological and Historical Approaches

  • Communicating the Past

Optional modules

  • From Tahiti to Kew: Science and Empire in the 18th Century

  • Emperors, Vikings and Scholars

  • British Identity

  • Cities of Culture

  • Archaeology in the Field

  • A Millennium of Persecution: Jews & Anti-semitism in Europe, 1000-1945

  • “Ninety Per Cent of Everything”: Shipping and Society since 1650

  • Venice

  • The “Bloody Code”: Crime and Punishment in 18th Century London

  • Into the Wild: American Environmental History and Culture

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Family, Law and Society in Early Modern England

  • A Racial History of Modern Britain, 1793-1999

  • The Third Reich, 1933-1945

  • The Anglo-American ‘special relationship’ and the Middle East, 1945-1973

  • Crisis and Conflict After the Cold War: Interpreting the Yugoslav Wars of 1990s

  • Hazards and History: Disasters, Wars and Societies

  • Field, Village, Castle: Medieval Landscapes

  • Visual Culture in France in the Nineteenth Century: Revolution and Representations of Power, Places and People

  • Edward I and the Origins of English Imperialism

  • Imperial Colonies: Reinterpreting the American Revolution

  • First World War

  • The Gurkhas in Context: Military History of India since 1740

  • Commanding the Oceans: Seapower and British Ascendancy, 1688-1815

  • Monks, Heretics and Reformers: The Religious Revolution of the Central Middle Ages

  • Luther and his Legacy

  • Hell Afloat? Sailors and British Society 1800-1930

  • The Parisi

Integrated Masters

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Heritage at Risk

  • Heritage Placement

  • Heritage Research Extended Project

Optional modules

  • Research Project Management for Historians

  • Practising Medieval and Early Modern History

  • Practising Modern History

"There's a lot of history surrounding Hull, and this influences the modules you study. Once I realised that, I knew that I'd be in the ideal place for my course."

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More about this course

Engage with history in an explicitly vocational way in this unique four-year degree. One of the only courses of its kind in the UK, this programme offers you the opportunity to complete an extensive work placement and graduate with a masters-level qualification. Your studies will be enhanced by our established links with heritage organisations and sites in the UK and overseas. Plus, you’ll benefit from the university’s own research expertise and specialist resources, including the University’s Art Collection, the Maritime Historical Studies Centre, and Hull History Centre.

Heritage and History at Hull not only embraces Art History and Archaeology, but also connects with English, Music, Drama and other arts and humanities subjects. Our staff are active researchers and their expertise underpins the carefully designed structure of the programme and the diverse range of modules available. In year 1, you will take broadly-based modules, while years 2 and 3 focus on fewer, more specialised themes in greater depth. In your masters year you will have the opportunity to enhance your technical and analytical skills in the exciting, career-oriented fields of heritage and history.

Teaching and Learning

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History at Hull scored 96% for student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey, while Archaeology was top with a perfect 100%.

Follow your interests in the social, cultural, art, indigenous, military, maritime and economic history of Britain, Europe and the wider world.

Study under active researchers whose historical expertise and passion underpins the modules they teach.

Resources include one of the UK's best university libraries, plus the Hull History Centre, Maritime Historical Studies Centre and the Wilberforce Institute.

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 120 points. Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at Merit

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

120 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £13,500

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

Employers value the skills that students acquire through studying history. All of our degree programmes enhance your abilities to analyse complex data and present clear and coherent arguments in essays, presentations and classroom discussions. The skills are readily transferable to most areas of work. The key difference with the Heritage and History degree is the emphasis on vocational skills and experience, and real work experience which will make you stand out in the job market.

This degree will prepare you for a career in the heritage and gallery sector. Many history graduates also go on to careers in business, public service, the arts and media, charities and social enterprise, teaching, social work, libraries and information management, and archives and museum work.

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.