History and Archaeology

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

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

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 1,200 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1 17% 0% 83%
Y2 26% 0% 74%
Final 12% 0% 88%
Y1 13% 24% 63%
Y2 7% 10% 83%
Final 0% 6% 94%

About the course

Discover the fascinating histories of people, themes, places and eras by studying for this combined degree. Draw upon the contrasting approaches, insights and methods of archaeologists and historians to open a window on the human past. Studying at Hull enables you to view the past on a global scale whilst also investigating the intricacies and detail of more regional perspectives. Our staff are active researchers, and their expertise underpins the diverse range of modules available.

The programme starts by examining broad time periods to allow you to understand chronologies, landscapes and artefacts. It then examines the character, acquisition and interpretation of the evidence through which we can know and understand the past. Practical skills form a key part of the programme, and we provide all students with in-house fieldwork training on our research excavations. Your digital skills will also be developed to enable you to assemble, handle, interrogate and interpret data using the latest technology.

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

Our graduates have used their historical and archaeological knowledge to develop careers as academic librarians, archivists, heritage managers, museum/gallery conservators, field archaeologists, records managers and information officers.

Other graduates have found success in sectors as diverse as accountancy, auditing, television and radio, journalism, local government, publishing, marketing, finance and banking, while some have used their archaeological expertise to gain employment in local planning authorities and conservation businesses.

Many graduates have elected to continue their studies by taking a masters degree in History or Archaeology, a postgraduate certificate in education or a vocational training course in areas like museum studies, librarianship, heritage studies and archive management.