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English and History BA (Hons)

Join us to share your enthusiasm for English and History. This new course includes the study of traditional literature by figures such as Shakespeare and Dickens alongside options in American literature and culture, gothic, graphic novels, theatre, film, children’s literature and the fairy tale. You’ll approach history from many different directions, from cultural history, social and gender history to international history and politics. You’ll learn about the relationship between literature and culture, and explore a variety of eras from the early modern to the contemporary. You’ll also learn to communicate with clarity and precision, acquire expertise in literary and historical analysis and develop important research and presentation skills.

National Student Survey 2017
90.9% of History students agreed that teaching staff are good at explaining things and that the course is intellectually stimulating, Did you know? 90.9% of our History students were over all satisfied with their course

Key Information

  • Duration:

    Full time: Three years

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • Award Type:

    BA (Hons)

  • UCAS Code:

    L4H7; Short form: BA/EH

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Fees 2018/19

    Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)

  • View 2017/18 Fees

Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.

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Entry Requirements

Our typical offer is 104 UCAS Points.  We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted

BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit.
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Distinction
Pass Access Course: 106 UCAS Points  
International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 104 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent 

Not got the grades?

If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degree

Foundation Entry Route

Courses at a glance

Year 1

Your four core modules provide you with a good overview that will support your learning throughout your degree.

  • Introduction to Renaissance Literature
  • The History of English Literature
  • Understanding History
  • The Making of Britain 1688-1815

plus options in American Literature, Creative Writing, American Culture and History

 

 

Year 2

You have four compulsory modules – and can select from options in Literature and History, and an elective from another subject.

  • A World of Difference: Literature and Globalisation
  • Restoration to Revolution: Literary Culture 1660-1789
  • From Romantics to Decadents: Literary Culture 1798-1900
  • Britain and the World 1776-1949

plus options in The Fairy Tale, The Graphic Novel, Reading and Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction and 20th Century European and American History

 

 

Year 3

There is greater flexibility for you to select options, in addition to the compulsory modules which you need to complete the single honours programme.

  • Dissertation in English or History
  • The Shock of the New: Modern and Contemporary Literature
  • Thatcher’s Britain

plus options in Literature and Film, Children’s Literature, Gothic fiction, American Literature, Germany under the Nazis and Public Space in the English City 1850-1910

 

 

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Industry Links

Members of our team work with the media, including the BBC, both television and radio, as well as PBS America and have acted as consultants with a range of businesses, such as Lancaster Theatre Productions and The Lancaster Literature Festival. We are also involved with events at the Whitworth Gallery, The Harris Museum and Library and International Slavery Museum, Liverpool and Lancashire Archives.

We have links with a network of regional schools, for those interested in pursuing careers in teaching and education; students who wish to teach are able to go on to gain a PGCE in primary or secondary education, or certificates in TESOL.

Opportunities

Our team consists of major researchers and we have recently launched an internationally recognised centre, the Institute for Black Atlantic Research. The team invites distinguished writers and guest speakers such as author and playwright Caryl Phillips, Jackie Kay and Jacqueline Wilson.

We visit Stratford every year, to watch a performance of a Shakespeare play. You can participate in our ‘literary tours’ project, an exploration of major literary centres (including Paris and Venice) and the relationship between literature and place.

You’ll have access to our International Travel Bursary Scheme, which enables you to spend some time overseas on a project related to your studies. If you wish to study abroad as part of your course, UCLan offers a scheme for a semester/year abroad as we have exchange agreements with overseas universities.

On this degree programme, you’ll acquire key recognised and valued in teaching, publishing, travel and tourism, advertising, journalism and the cultural/creative industries. Our graduates also pursue careers in management, commerce and public service. Further study is also available at Master’s or PhD level. We have alumni working for the BBC on Woman’s Hour, writing for the Guardian and Independent newspapers, in government advisory positions and in digital media in the UK and overseas.

We offer a wide range of postgraduate research MRes and PhD opportunities.

Industry Links

Members of our team work with the media, including the BBC, both television and radio, as well as PBS America and have acted as consultants with a range of businesses, such as Lancaster Theatre Productions and The Lancaster Literature Festival. We are also involved with events at the Whitworth Gallery, The Harris Museum and Library and International Slavery Museum, Liverpool and Lancashire Archives.

We have links with a network of regional schools, for those interested in pursuing careers in teaching and education; students who wish to teach are able to go on to gain a PGCE in primary or secondary education, or certificates in TESOL. 

Learning Enviroment

Modules are assessed by a wide variety of coursework assignments, including essays, reports and critical commentaries. We also assess though student presentation and group-work activities, such as a literary blog. Some modules include a written examination, which accounts for 50% or less of the overall module mark 

Exciting Opportunities

Our team consists of major researchers and we have recently launched an internationally recognised centre, the Institute for Black Atlantic Research. The team invites distinguished writers and guest speakers such as author and playwright Caryl Phillips, Jackie Kay and Jacqueline Wilson. We visit Stratford every year, to watch a performance of a Shakespeare play. You can participate in our ‘literary tours’ project, an exploration of major literary centres (including Paris and Venice) and the relationship between literature and place. You’ll have access to our International Travel Bursary Scheme, which enables you to spend some time overseas on a project related to your studies. If you wish to study abroad as part of your course, UCLan offers a scheme for a semester/year abroad as we have exchange agreements with overseas universities.

Important Information

Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2017 Entry | 2018 Entry

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

* Tuition Fees

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated. Currently the 2018/19 fee level, which is due to increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rates has not been announced by the Government.

Entry Requirements

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.