36 months
19600 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The History - Economics (Hons) programme from University of York brings these disciplines together, teaching you to use the past to examine economic problems societies face today.

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Economics uses theory and empirical evidence to explain the dynamism of economic systems. History seeks to understand social, political, and intellectual shifts as well as to determine the causes and consequences of economic trends.

You'll join two highly-performing research intensive departments and graduate as a critical thinker, effective communicator and creative and analytical problem solver. 

Careers and skills

The History - Economics (Hons) programme from University of York develops skills that are highly valued by employers. Our graduates are adept at engaging in argument and proposing alternative solutions. The mix of abstract thought and quantitative techniques develops excellent technical skills for solving complex problems. 

Career opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to work in sectors such as:

  • Law
  • Accountancy
  • Banking and investments
  • Teaching
  • Politics, diplomacy and government
  • Finance
  • Commerce and public relations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thinking Through History 
  • Group Research Project 
  • Political Communities in World History 
  • Societies in World History 
  • Knowledge and Beliefs in World History 
  • Economics 

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

A levels

  • AAA including Mathematics and either History or Classical Civilisation

Access to Higher Education Diploma

  • 39 credits at Distinction including at least 9 credits in History-related units and 9 credits in Mathematics and 6 credits at Merit or higher.

BTEC National Extended Diploma

  • DDD with additional A Levels or equivalent qualifications in either History or Classical Civilisation and Mathematics at grade A.

Cambridge Pre-U

  • D3, D3, D3 including History and Mathematics

European Baccalaureate

  • 85% overall, including 85% in History and 85% in Mathematics

International Baccalaureate

  • 36 points, including 6 at Higher Level in both History and Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19600 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 York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

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


  • UK government loans
  • UK scholarships and bursaries
  • International scholarships
  • Country-specific funding
  • US loans

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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