What will I learn?

About the course

Studying history enables us to put ourselves and our societies into perspective, establishing connections between the events, ideas and people that built past and present worlds. Here at Huddersfield you’ll be able to engage with a different approaches to history, and work with primary source materials in dynamic and innovative ways.

  • History has a 91.6% student satisfaction rating (NSS 2020).
  • Our History modules cover a range of eras from medieval to modern times, and are geographically diverse allowing you to investigate the periods that inspire you most.
  • You’ll gain valuable real world experience. The 5-week work experience placement in Year 2 and the optional year-long placement after the second year could help open up your graduate employment prospects.
  • You can get creative with opportunities to design a marketing pitch for a historical film, or an interactive soundwalk.
  • 100% of students agree that 'staff are good at explaining things' (NSS 2020).
  • Opportunities to 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.

Your Career

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.

Which department am I in?

Department of History English Linguistics and Music (ADHELIM)

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,000.00 (US$ 20,330) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved
Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Queensgate,

Huddersfield,

Kirklees,

HD1 3DH, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,000.00 (US$ 20,330) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved
Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Queensgate,

Huddersfield,

Kirklees,

HD1 3DH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and one of the following qualifications with requirements varying by degree: 3 Advanced Placements; 3 SAT II’s; SAT I; ACT. All applicants are considered individually and alternative qualifications may be acceptable. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual undergraduate degree programmes.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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