3 years full-time
AAA (full entry requirements)
September 2018 (term dates)
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.
The History and Economics degree brings these disciplines together, teaching you to use the past to examine economic problems societies face today.
Both departments have impressive research reputations. From the start you'll engage with your tutor's specialisms.
With services to help you explore new skills and build valuable experience
QS ranks the Department of History one of the best in the world
You'll normally take half of your modules in History and half in Economics. There's no independent study, but you'll take optional modules in your second and third years.
You can apply to study abroad during your second year, for the whole year or just a term.
Your first year introduces several economic theories, in addition to covering basic historical perspectives on markets and economic trends.
In addition to the above you will also need to complete our online Academic Integrity module.
This module covers some of the essential skills and knowledge which will help you to study independently and produce work of a high academic standard which is vital for success at York.
This module will:
Your second year focuses on important domestic and international economic concepts. You'll connect these ideas with an in-depth look into a specific historical period of your choice.
Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
Every course at York has been designed to provide clear and ambitious learning outcomes. These learning outcomes give you an understanding of what you will be able to do at the end of the course. We develop each course by designing modules that grow your abilities towards the learning outcomes and help you to explain what you can offer to employers. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
|£9,250 (2017/18) |
Fees for 2018/19 are subject to increase in line with government policy. Updated fees information will be published as soon as possible after the government announcement.
UK/EU or international fees? The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK, EU or international student.
For more information about tuition fees, any reduced fees for study abroad and work placement years, scholarships, tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and living costs see undergraduate fees and funding.
We offer a number of scholarships to help cover tuition fees and living costs.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers accommodation costs and estimated social costs.
You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
Research-led teaching here at York makes your History and Economics degree interactive and engaging. This includes lecturers, seminars, discussion groups, specialist workshops and field trips.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Lectures and seminars||192 hours|
|Independent study||1008 hours|
Independent study may include preparation for lectures and seminars, follow up work, wider reading, practice completion of assessment tasks, or revision. Everyone learns at a different rate, so the number of hours will vary from person to person. In UK higher education the expectation is that full-time students will spend 1200 hours a year learning.
You will be based in both the Department of History on Campus West. Most teaching will be nearby.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
Assessments are varied but often include research essays and collaborative projects. Most history modules will let you write a practice essay before assessment.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
The History and Economics degree develops skills that are highly valued by employers. 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.
|Access to Higher Education Diploma||60 credits overall, with 45 at Level 3
Of these 45, 30 should be at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above
|BTEC||BTEC National Extended Diploma (QCF): DDD|
|Cambridge Pre-U||D3, D3, D3 including History
Mathematics is strongly recommended
Accepted in conjunction with A levels
|European Baccalaureate||85 per cent overall, including 85 per cent in History|
|International Baccalaureate||36 points, including Grade 6 in History at Higher Level
Higher Level Mathematics strongly recommended
|Irish leaving Certificate||AAAAAB, including A1 in History
Mathematics strongly recommended
|Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers||AAAAA at Higher Level
AA at Advanced Higher Level, including History
Advanced Higher in Mathematics strongly recommended
6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all units
Pearson (Academic PTE)
61 overall with 51 in all parts
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
To apply to York, you will need to complete an online application via UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
All applications must be made through UCAS. You don't need to know a foreign language, but it may help for some third-year modules.
We encourage mature students to email the Admissions Tutor for consultation and advice. We also consider applications for deferred entry and requests, after taking up an offer, to take a gap year.
Contact our admissions tutor if you have any questions
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