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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Social and Cultural History and English

UCAS Code: SE19

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

112

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Social history

English literature

If you enjoy investigating the past as well as reading and discussing books and ideas, why not choose this course and divide your studies between these two complementary subjects.

Students will:
•study themes from Medieval Welsh, British and European history, through to Renaissance and modern history alongside English
•combine analysis of the created worlds of fiction with investigations of the social and political realities that produced them
•develop the skills to become fine-tuned critics, analytical thinkers and writers, as they open up a wide range of career opportunities

Key Course Features:
•Combine your articulation as a reader with the investigative skills and critical thinking of a historian.
•Study a wide range of literary theories and theorists in conjunction with complimentary historical themes and periods.
•Supportive study environment.
•Study texts from British, European and American Writing alongside subjects which range from American Colonisation to popular culture.
•Be inspired by field trips to historical and cultural sites.
•Develop in-depth knowledge of genres and periodisation.
•Be a part of our thriving, student-led Historical Society.

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4)

Year one introduces students to a range of written genres and historical periods and provides a comprehensive platform for the more detailed study undertaken in year two.

English Modules


•Introduction to Genre
•Critical Thinking

History Modules


•Presenting the Past
•The Roman Empire: People and Power
•Cultural Turning Points
•Personal, Professional and Academic Skills
•Crime and Popular Culture in Victorian Britain
•Britain and Europe 1860-1945

Year 2 (Level 5)

Year two builds upon the investigate skills of the historian and the analytical skills of the reader/critic developed in year one. In addition, year two offers History students work placement opportunities and field trips.

English Modules


•Romantic and Victorian Writing
•Experimental Writing

History Modules


•The British in America, 1607-1783
•Life in Tudor England and Wales
•The Georgian Age
•Culture and Belief in Renaissance Europe
•Research Methods in Humanities
•Experiencing History in the Workplace

Year 3 (Level 6)

Year three caters for a more advanced investigation into genre and period and further develops critical skills of investigation. Students will also carry out an extended project of their choice which complements and enhances the skills and knowledge acquired over the course of the degree.

English Modules


•The Contemporary novel
•Shakespeare
•Post War Writing
•Dissertation

History Modules


•People and Protest in Victorian England & Wales
•Revolution and Readjustment in England and Wales 1625-1690
•American Frontiers in the Nineteenth Century
•Dissertation

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

Our English & History Degree employs a wide range of assessment methods, which include:


•Essays
•Exams
•Oral Presentations
•Reflective Journals
•Portfolios

Teaching and learning

Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

Formal scheduled contact time is 12 hours per week - although this can vary depending on the nature of the modules undertaken (for example the work placement module in year two places more emphasis on workplace attendance).

Lectures are delivered by highly qualified staff who employ a range of electronic and hard-copy sources to inform sessions and encourage participation.

Staff are also available outside scheduled teaching hours to discuss any problems or issues students may have. Our students are able to benefit from the Disability support and general learning support offered on-site.

Field trips are staff-led and, for non-local visits, transport is provided. All entrance fees to the sites we visit are covered by the University

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of the Creative Arts

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

100%
high
Social history
100%
high
English literature

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
92%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
53%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

English studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

5%
UK students
95%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

91%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
10%
Other administrative occupations

History is a very popular subject (although numbers have fallen of late) — in 2015, over 10,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs, and consequently history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many — probably most — jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, human resources, marketing, PR and events management, as well as the more obvious roles in education, welfare and the arts. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, and politics were also popular postgraduate courses.

English studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

87%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

History and archaeology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

English studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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