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English and History

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

including grade A in one of English Language or English Literature plus grade A in History. Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.

45 credits at Level 3 of which 30 Level 3 credits must be at distinction. 15 Level 3 credits must be from English modules plus 15 must be from History, and 9 of these English credits must be at distinction and 12 of the History credits must be at distinction.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M1

including Literature in English as principal subject at D3 and History at D3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

with a minimum of 6 points in both English and History at Higher level.

Applications assessed on an individual basis, please contact the University.

Applications assessed on an individual basis, please contact the University.

Applications assessed on an individual basis, please contact the University.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

including English with grade A and Scottish Highers AAABB including English and History with grades A.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

including English and History with grade A. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA including English and History.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

plus grades AA at A level including grades A in English and History.

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112-153

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

English studies

History

Everything has a story. And this course is perfect if you love finding new interpretations. Whether this is through literature, or looking to the past to discover the secrets of the people, places and events of our ancestors, it is these stories which give us our sense of place in the world.

This course combines studying the history of Europe and beyond with English language, literature and drama from Old English to the present. You will study a choice of themes, ranging from American Civil Rights, to the Crusades, to Colonial India. You can also tailor your degree to what you enjoy most, choosing from a huge range of optional modules covering historical figures, events and themes from the 6th century CE to the present day.

As a joint honours student you will benefit from skills development and assessment methods from both subjects. Each subject is taught separately, but you may choose a uniting theme for your final year dissertation.

Modules

In year one, in English, you'll choose three 20 credit core modules from English language and applied linguistics; English literature 1500 to the present; Medieval languages and literatures; and Drama and performance.

In history, the core 'Learning History' module, develops your skills and introduces you to key methodologies. You will also choose two 20 credit modules from a range of options that span the early middle ages to the contemporary world.

In year two in English you will choose a total of three 20-credit modules from a wide range of options, from at least two areas of study. You will also select up to three 20-credit History modules from an extremely wide chronological and geographical range. You also have the option to take up to two 20-credit optional modules in American and Canadian Studies.

In year three you can choose from the modules which interest you the most, allowing you to specialise.

You can either:

Take 80 credits in history, made up of a 40 credit year-long special subject and a dissertation, and 40 credits in English (two 20 credit modules)

Or:

Take 60 credits in history, made up of a 40 credit year-long special subject and 20 credit optional module, and 60 credits in English (which can include a dissertation)

In either scenario, your dissertation can combine both English and History.

Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of Humanities and the School of English, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award. You can also spend time overseas through the University of Nottingham Study Abroad programme.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£20,000
per year
International
£20,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

School of English

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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.

77%
med
English studies
73%
low
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.

English studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

65%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
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?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

History

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
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

61%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
66%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
67%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Other elementary services occupations
9%
Media professionals

English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2015, more than 11,000 students graduated with English degrees - although this does represent a fall from recent years. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job in science or engineering (computing is a different matter - it's not common but good language skills can be useful in the computing industry). There's little difference in outcomes between English language and English literature degrees, so don't worry and choose the one that suits you best. More English grads took another postgraduate course when they finished their degree than grads from any other subject - this is an important option. Teacher training was a common choice of second degree, as was further study of English, and journalism courses. But many English graduates changed course and trained in law, marketing or other languages -or even subjects further afield such as computing, psychology and even nursing. This is a very flexible degree which gives you a lot of options

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Public services and other associate professionals
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

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.

£19k

£19k

£25k

£25k

£28k

£28k

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.

£20k

£20k

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

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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