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History with a Language (Hons)

University of Hertfordshire

36 months
13450 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The History with a Language (Hons) department at University of Hertfordshire offers an interactive and collaborative approach to studying. Your time in class will consist of some lectures, where you learn the theory that underpins the area of history you investigate.  


Herts is one of the few Universities in the UK with an active Oral History and English Literature (Hons) team. Oral history is all about recording people’s stories before they are lost forever. This can be on topical issues, such as immigration and retirement, or you can set up your very own project. We have run projects involving football clubs, well-known companies, and people from the local community. This optional co-curricular is great for your CV. It helps you develop new skills that employers value. In 2018, some of our students produced interviews for a BBC Radio 4 programme, which was commended for the Public History Prize by the Royal Historical Society.

What's the History with a Language (Hons) course about?

In your first year you’ll study modules that will give you an insight into the making of the modern world. Explore faith, magic and medicine and campaigns for freedom and equality. You’ll learn about Africa and the world, and about America from Hamilton to Trump. 

In your second year at University of Hertfordshire you’ll be able to choose all your modules. This means you have the chance to specialise in those areas that fit your interests. Look at family life in the 18th century, politics in the 20th century, crime, and society in the 16th century, British imperialism and more. You can even choose to learn how to make a historical documentary, giving you a host of transferable skills.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cashing In: Traders and Consumers, 1600 - 2001
  • Belief and Disbelief: Faith, Magic and Medicine, 1500-1800
  • The Fight for Rights: Freedom and Oppression, 1790s-1990s
  • Introduction to Public History
  • The Heritage Industry in Britain
  • Leisure and Lifestyle: 20th Century American Music, Sport

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • IB - 72 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core). GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4 (C) or above.
  • BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency. The following qualifications and grades will be considered: 
  • GCSE English language grade 4 or above
  • IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13450 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Hatfield

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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