History

History at Hull allows you to follow your interests in the social, cultural, art, indigenous, military, maritime, economic, gender, medical and humanitarian history of Britain, Europe and the wider world. At Hull, History is part of the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures, which sits in the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education.

COURSES

Learn from and with researchers and authors whose expertise, ranging from the Iron Age to the present day, underpins their teaching.

Foundation year

Gives you the skills and knowledge for entry on to a degree if you don’t quite meet the academic entry requirements.

Study abroad

We have partnerships with universities across the globe. Depending on your course, you can study for one trimester, or a full year, in another country.

Industrial placement

Work in industry as part of your degree. Depending on your course, you can spend part of your degree on placement. See your course page for specific details.

Integrated Masters

Some courses combine undergraduate and postgraduate study. The integrated Masters year is an extra year after your standard degree.

Undergraduate

  • BA (Hons) / MHist History

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    Taught by active researchers, our BA History degree is broad in conception. Apply today to begin studying history from the Iron Age through to present day.

  • BA (Hons) History and Archaeology

    Discover the fascinating histories of people, themes, places and eras. You'll learn the theory, and develop practical fieldwork and digital skills.

  • BA (Hons) History and Politics

    Enhance your knowledge of the human experience over the long term, to apply historical insights to the study of politics and governance today.

  • BA (Hons) Modern Languages and History

    Aimed at those who love languages and history, this course allows you to split your studies 50/50 across the two subjects.

Postgraduate Taught

  • MA in History

    Uniquely combine period-specific and thematic modules to give you the confidence to take part in historical debate beyond your immediate specialism.


Postgraduate Research

Scholarships

Postgraduate research scholarships

The University of Hull is part of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership, and through this is able to offer a range of ESRC Postgraduate Scholarships for the following project:

History Clearing Student Holly Cockerham UNI-0715

There's a lot of history surrounding the city of 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
BA (Hons), History

WHY STUDY AT HULL?

At the University of Hull, we know that history is excitingly diverse, from the Iron Age to the present day, so our programmes are correspondingly broad in scope. Our academic expertise covers a span of 3,000 years across five continents.

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Our choice of modules lets you follow your interests in the social, cultural, art, indigenous, military, maritime and economic history of Britain, Europe and the world.

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You'll study under active researchers and authors whose expertise and passion underpins their teaching. We've got specialists in archeology and in medieval, early modern, modern and contemporary history.

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The flexibility of our courses, and the friendliness of our teaching staff, proves hugely popular with our students.

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FACILITIES

You'll have access to a wealth of resources both online and in the library. Specialist resources are also available at the Hull History Centre, the Maritime Historical Studies Centre and the Wilberforce Institute.

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CAREERS

A degree in History will give you the skills valued by employers.

Some of our graduates choose to continue their studies, and others have pursued careers as historians, archaeologists, teachers, researchers, academic librarians, archivists, heritage managers, museum and gallery conservators, records managers and information officers.

* UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, for the academic year 2016/17 published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency 2018

95.9%of students are in work or further study six months after graduating*

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OUR RESEARCH

Our established strengths in social, international and economic histories have delivered top rankings in research assessments.

STUDY ABROAD

Our History programmes give you the opportunity to boost your employability by spending a semester at one of our partner institutions in Europe, the USA, Asia or Australia. Shape your study of the past to determine your future.

Travel to one of over16different countries around the world

 

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