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BA (Hons)

English Literature & History

3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

On our English Literature and History course you can share your passion for the all-time greats – from Dickens to Shakespeare – and immerse yourself in their worlds.

Discover the lives and great works of some of the most important literary figures – from the early modern to contemporary history. You’ll explore the politics, societies and economics of the worlds they lived in.

You’ll study traditional literature by the likes of Shakespeare and Dickens as well as exploring other great authors and works in everything from American literature to gothic, graphic novels, film and books for children.

Learn about the relationship between literature and culture as you explore a variety of eras, from the Renaissance to the 21st century.

Why study with us

  • Literature in English at the University of Central Lancashire is ranked in the top 10 nationally for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2021)
  • Enjoy field trips to museums, archives and the theatre, including an annual visit to Stratford-upon-Avon to see a Shakespeare play performed live.
  • International trips have included visits to literary Paris, Venice and cultural tours of Malaga’s history and legacy in the transatlantic world.

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What you'll do

  • Join us to share your enthusiasm for English Literature and History.
  • You’ll approach history from many different directions, including cultural history, social and gender history, international history and politics.
  • You’ll also learn to communicate with clarity and precision, acquire expertise in literary and historical analysis, and develop important research and presentation skills.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

You’ll develop a wide range of knowledge, written skills and analytical abilities which will prepare you for a host of exciting careers.

Our History and English Literature graduates have gone on to enjoy successful and varied careers in teaching, publishing, advertising, travel and tourism, journalism and the cultural and creative industries.

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.

Our graduates also pursue careers in management, commerce and public service.

Further study is also available at MA or PhD level.

If you’re interested in a career in teaching and education, we have links with a network of regional schools. You might go on to gain a PGCE in primary or secondary education, or a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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