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English and History

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Grade C English Language (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

UCAS Tariff

104

64 points from two A levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

English literature

History

If you’re an innovative thinker who thrives on the stimulating combination of English literature and history, this qualification will appeal to you.

As part of your course, you’ll:

- Learn about the relationship between the two subjects by critically and creatively focusing on specific time periods or themes

- Analyse the key genres of prose, poetry and drama

- Explore the relationship between historical developments and genres of creative literature, including detective fiction and postcolonial literatures

- Engage critically with literary texts from a variety of historical periods, cultures, and genres, from the early modern era to the present day

- Gain an understanding of human developments, ranging from the 17th century to the 20th century

Modules

Year 1 Core Modules:
- 20th-Century Europe
- Early Modern Comedy
- Emergence of Modern Europe
- Migration & Cultural Encounters
- Narrative: A Short Introduction
- Poetry

Year 2 Core Modules:
- Theory & Practice
- Watching the Detectives

  • In addition choose from a list of Year 2 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.
  • Year 3 Core Modules:
    - Subjects of Elizabeth
    - Dissertation

  • In addition choose from a list of Year 3 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.
  • Tuition fees

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

    England
    £9,250
    per year
    EU
    £9,250
    per year
    International
    £10,500
    per year
    Northern Ireland
    £9,250
    per year
    Scotland
    £9,250
    per year
    Wales
    £9,250
    per year

    The Uni


    Course location:

    City CampusC

    Department:

    Cultural Studies and Humanities

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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.

    90%
    med
    English literature
    89%
    med
    History

    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.

    Literature in english

    Teaching and learning

    92%
    Staff make the subject interesting
    96%
    Staff are good at explaining things
    82%
    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

    81%
    Library resources
    86%
    IT resources
    78%
    Course specific equipment and facilities
    77%
    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?

    98%
    UK students
    2%
    International students
    33%
    Male students
    67%
    Female students
    85%
    2:1 or above
    10%
    First year drop out rate

    Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

    C
    C
    D

    History

    Teaching and learning

    94%
    Staff make the subject interesting
    98%
    Staff are good at explaining things
    85%
    Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
    86%
    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

    93%
    Library resources
    86%
    IT resources
    91%
    Course specific equipment and facilities
    95%
    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
    51%
    Male students
    49%
    Female students
    86%
    2:1 or above
    11%
    First year drop out rate

    Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

    C
    C
    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.

    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.

    £17,500
    med
    Average annual salary
    93%
    low
    Employed or in further education
    52%
    med
    Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

    Top job areas of graduates

    29%
    Sales assistants and retail cashiers
    11%
    Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
    10%
    Other elementary services occupations

    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.

    £18,000
    med
    Average annual salary
    98%
    high
    Employed or in further education
    44%
    med
    Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

    Top job areas of graduates

    14%
    Sales assistants and retail cashiers
    10%
    Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
    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.

    What about your long term prospects?

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

    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.

    £17k

    £17k

    £20k

    £20k

    £23k

    £23k

    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.

    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.

    £17k

    £17k

    £20k

    £20k

    £23k

    £23k

    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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