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BA (Hons)History and English

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Overview

This programme will allow you to combine the study of history and English. You will study at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British scientific, maritime and imperial history, as well as a thriving multicultural centre of contemporary Britain. The history pathway explores a wide range of historical topics, from global events to community history, and from witchcraft to the World Wars.

You will also have the opportunity to develop your research skills and to develop practical and professional skills through a work placement.

The English element of the programme emphasises literature of the last two centuries, including fiction and poetry, visual art, film and theatre. The programme looks at the historical, social and cultural contexts in which texts are produced and received.

Both disciplines take full advantage of our culturally and historically rich location and proximity to central London. Visits to theatres, art galleries and museums are integral to many of our modules.

Programme structure

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Literary Forms of Representation (30 credits)
The Canon: A Short History of Western Literature (30 credits)
Introducing History: Ideas and Practice (30 credits)
The Changing Faces of Britain 1707 – 1918 (30 credits)

Year 2
Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Global Exploration: From Columbus To Scott’s Antarctic (30 credits)
‘The People’s War’: The Second World War, Society, Culture and Legacy (15 credits)
Island Nation: Britain and the Sea 1805 – Present (15 credits)
Atlantic Worlds 1650-1783 (15 credits)
Empire and Nation in the Middle East (15 credits)
Remaking English Society, c. 1550-1760 (15 credits)
Witchcraft in Early Modern England and New England (15 credits)
History Work Placement (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Literature in Context: Fiction since 1800 (30 credits)
Literature in Context: Poetry and Drama since 1800 (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

American Fictions (30 credits)
Literature in Context: Fiction since 1800 (30 credits)
Literature in Context: Poetry and Drama since 1800 (30 credits)
International Bestsellers (30 credits)
Shakespeare, Then and Now (30 credits)

Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Literature and Publishing Since 1820 (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

History Work Placement (30 credits)
The History Dissertation (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

The Literature of the Gothic (30 credits)
English in World Literatures: Postcolonial and Transnational Writing (30 credits)
Contemporary Writing and Critical Theory (30 credits)
Contemporary British Theatre (30 credits)
School for Scandal: The Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century (30 credits)
Dissertation (LLT) (30 credits)
Work Placement (LTT) Level 6 (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

A Global History of Genocide (30 credits)
Gendering the British: Nation, Citizenship & Rights (30 credits)
Britain and the Suppression of the Slave trade 1807-1867 (15 credits)
Cities of the Sultans: Life in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire (15 credits)

Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue careers in research, teaching, administration and government, librarianship and information services, museums and heritage management, journalism, publishing or the arts. Some career options may require further study.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States