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BAEnglish and History

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

A degree in English and History enables you to explore the ways in which culture, politics and society have developed throughout our history and continue to develop today.

On the English side of your programme you can choose to follow either a Literature or Language pathway throughout the three years of the programme. If you choose to follow the Literature pathway you will explore the written word from medieval to modern times, investigating the ways in which the literary culture of the English-speaking world throughout history has engaged with and shaped society. If you choose to follow the Language pathway, your English study will provide you with a deep understanding of the way in which the English language works and, more generally, the linguistic, social and political issues surrounding language and its use. Both disciplines interrelate very well with your study of History, in which you will you will explore the societies and civilisations of the past and consider the ways in which they have shaped our world today. Opportunities to integrate the two subjects in your programme include the option of writing a lengthy final-year ‘link’ Dissertation with joint supervision from the two Departments.

Programme structure

First year
In your first year, you are laying the foundations for later study in both disciplines, and will therefore be required to take equal credits in English and Classics.

Second year
In your second year, you may wish to continue with the equal distribution of credits between the two subjects, but you may wish to specialise in one or the other by altering the balance of study (perhaps in order to acquire Greek or Latin language skills, or because you are especially keen on an extra option in English)

Final year
In the final year, your most important decision will be whether to undertake a dissertation that combines your two subjects, or to pursue two separate, smaller research projects. Again, you have the flexibility to change your credit weighting depending on your interests and the choices you make.

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