What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 1 – Beginners and Improvers

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 2 – Beginners and Improvers

Optional modules

  • Exploring the Past

  • Representing the Past in Film

  • Classical Civilisation

  • Heritage and Modern War

  • The Archaeology of Britain

  • The Medieval World

  • Early Modern People and Their Worlds

  • The Modern World

  • Global Histories: The Non-Western World

  • Ideas and Identities

  • Introduction to Translation Studies

  • Passport Languages

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Thinking About the Past

  • Communicating the Past

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 3

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 4

Optional modules

  • Venice

  • British Identity

  • Cities of Culture

  • Landscapes: Archaeological and Historical Approaches

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

  • Into the Wild: American Environmental History and Culture

  • Narrating the Past

  • Understanding Languages in Context

  • Languages Guided Research Project

  • Introduction to Language Teaching

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

  • Power and Dominion: Expanding Rule in the Atlantic World, 1066-1865

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

  • Constituting the Contemporary

  • Language and the Mind

  • Trinity CertTESOL 1

  • Translation and Digital Culture

  • Passport Languages

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Dissertation

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 5

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 6

Optional modules

  • Luther and his Legacy

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

  • Hazards and History: Disasters, Wars and Societies

  • Family, Law and Society in Early Modern England

  • A Racial History of Modern Britain, 1793-1999

  • Field, Village, Castle: Medieval Landscapes

  • Hell Afloat? Sailors and British Society 1800-1930

  • The Third Reich, 1933-1945

  • Popular Cultures

  • Trinity CertTESOL 2

  • Becoming a Professional Translator

  • The Parisi

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

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

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

  • Imperial Colonies: Reinterpreting the American Revolution

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

  • Edward I and the Origins of English Imperialism

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

  • Engagement and Resistance

  • Language Learning and Teaching

  • Discourse and Political Practice

  • Passport Languages

“Out of all of the universities I looked at, none of them had anything that compared to the facilities that Hull offered.”

Chloe Hammond
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"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."

Holly Cockerham
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“I found that Hull really offered a wide variety of different languages, so I thought it’d be perfect for what I wanted to do.”

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More about this course

Aimed at those who love languages and history, this course allows you to split your studies 50/50 across the two subjects. For a Modern Language, you can study Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish. At Hull, we recognise history in all of its diversity. You can follow your interests to study social, cultural, art, global, indigenous, military, maritime and economic history. 

You’ll benefit from excellent language learning facilities, with a dedicated space for languages students. Our dedicated team of advisors offer one-to-one support and a partnership scheme to practise your chosen language with native speakers. In History, 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 Hull History Centre, the Maritime Historical Studies Centre and the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE).

Teaching and Learning
Scheduled
Placement
independent

First year

19%

81%

Second year

19%

81%

Final year

17%

83%

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

22%

29%

49%

Second year

26%

23%

51%

Final year

13%

18%

69%

You don't just become fluent in another language at Hull - you immerse yourself in the culture of the people who speak it.

One-to-one support from our team of language learning advisors in the Shoosmith Language Learning Centre which is open 24/7.

Find out more about our facilities

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

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: 112 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 minimum of 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...

112 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

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.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

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. Our degree programme will enhance your abilities to analyse complex data and present clear and coherent arguments in essays, presentations and classroom discussions. Combined with the language and cultural skills, this degree opens up a variety of career opportunities.