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History BA(Hons)
History BA(Hons)

History BA(Hons)

  • ID:UH440154
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirement  

  • IELTS 6.0 with no lower than 5.5 in any element or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Course Information

Studying history enables us to put ourselves and our society in perspective, understanding the connections and events that have led up to the world we now live in. Here at Huddersfield you’ll be able to engage with a range of approaches to history, and work with primary source materials in interesting and innovative ways.

  • History has a 94% student satisfaction rating (NSS 2018).
  • Our History modules cover a range of eras from medieval to modern times, and are geographically diverse allowing you to investigate the periods that fascinate and inspire you most.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable real world experience. The 5-week work related project in Year 2 and the year-long optional placement after the second year could help open up your graduate employment prospects.
  • Get creative with opportunities to design a marketing pitch for a historical film, or an interactive soundwalk.
  • Opportunities to study abroad, explore our innovative award-winning archive at Heritage Quay and the newly opened Holocaust Learning and Exhibition Centre.
  • You could also join the Student History Society, and organise trips, debates and social events.

Our course also gives you a range of skills that you can take out into the world of work - good communication and analytical skills, independent and team working, and problem solving.

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Year 1
Core modules:

  •  Early Medieval Europe: c500 - 1215
  •  Twentieth Century Britain
  •  The Modern World
  •  Britons Abroad 1500-2000

Year 2
Core modules:

  •  Work Experience Placement
  •  Research Skills

Option modules:

Four options from a list which may include:

  •  Holy Wars: The Age of Crusades
  •  Reformation and Revolution
  •  Hitler's Germany: Life and Death in the Third Reich
  •  Hands on History: Voice Film and Material Culture
  •  Modern India: from Raj to Independence c.1860-1950
  •  Digital Victorians
  •  After the Black Death: Late Medieval Society
  •  Growing Up in the Past: Oral Histories of Childhood and Youth

Year 3 - optional placement year

Final year
Option modules:

One option from a list which may include:

  •  Dissertation (History in Practice)
  •  Honours Level Project

Up to five options from a list which may include:

  •  History and Myth: Writing and Re-writing the Middle Ages
  •  Community and Identity in the Later Middle Ages
  •  Henry's Empire
  •  The Elizabethan Age
  •  The Great War: Culture and Society
  •  Britain on the Breadline
  •  The Dark Years, 1940-1944: Collaboration, Resistance and Memory in Wartime France
  •  Mindsets, Institutions and Madness
  •  The Body and the City
  •  Bloodlands: Historical Geography of Interwar East Central Europe
  •  India’s ‘Tryst with Destiny’: The Making and Re-Making of the World’s Largest Democracy
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As a History graduate, you are valued for the advanced skills you have developed in analysis and communication, self-motivation, teamwork, creative problem solving and persuasiveness.

A selection of organisations that have employed Huddersfield graduates in recent years include BT, the Civil Service, the Royal Armouries Museum, the House of Commons, the British Red Cross, the British Library, West Yorkshire Police, the Department for Education and Emerald Group Publishing. Others have opted for PGCE study and have become teachers, or continued their studies at Master's level.*

*Percentage of graduates from this course who are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (Unistats 17/18 data, UK domiciled graduates)

**Source: LinkedIn

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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