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BA (Hons)

English Literature & History (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Step into Shakespeare on our new English Literature and History Foundation Entry course. You’ll approach history from different angles – including culture, gender and social.

Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. It’s a great stepping stone to a full degree.

On the literature side of this course you’ll study traditional literature alongside options such as American literature and culture, gothic, graphic novels, theatre, film, children’s literature and the fairy tale.

On the history side, you’ll explore issues of culture, social and gender across different eras and you’ll also get insights into international history and politics.

Why study with us

  • Literature in English at the University is 1st in the North West and 2nd in the UK for academic support - National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
  • Our School is home to researchers and including the internationally recognised Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR).
  • Participate in a literary tours project - explore major literary centres including Paris and Venice, and the relationship between literature and place.

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What you'll do

  • Our team is made up of major researchers . We regularly invite established writers and guest speakers into the University. Past guests have included Caryl Phillips and Jacqueline Wilson.
  • Study abroad as part of your course – we have a scheme where you’ll be offered the chance to spend a semester or full year overseas. We have exchange agreements with universities in many countries.

Module Overview

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.

Visit us on a university Open Day

Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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Future careers

Our English Literature and History Foundation Entry degree could lead to a career in teaching, publishing, travel, advertising, journalism and the 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.

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

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
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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