English and History at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS

Course summary

What’s the relationship between a piece of literature and the time it was written in? How are writers affected by their circumstances? What influence do literary texts have on social, cultural and political life? Study this combination of subjects to link the social and political history of a period with its literary texts, giving you the chance to reflect on these questions and more. Surrounded by outstanding museums and resources, you’ll expand your knowledge as you explore different histories and perspectives from Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States. At the same time, you’ll unravel cultural history and the historical approach to literature, social justice, mixed media and more. Exciting career opportunities ahead Our English teaching team is made up of 40 academics who are either world experts or rising stars – you might have already come across them on the radio or TV. The history team are equally expert. One of our history professors wrote and presented the BBC series ‘Suffragettes Forever! The Story of Women and Power’. Both subjects are a fantastic launchpad into many careers. You could apply your knowledge directly in a museum or heritage role. Or use your communication and analytical skills in a career in publishing, policy making, social research or the Civil Service. With our support, you’ll soon be creating your own history.


Year 1: In English, you will take the following modules (all compulsory): Poetry (15 Credits) London Global (30 Credits) Literatures in Time Epic and Romance in the Middle Ages (15 Credits) In History, you will take the following compulsory module: History in Practice (15 Credits) You then select one of the following modules:  Unravelling Britain: British History since 1801 (15 Credits) Global Encounters: conquest and Culture in World History (15 Credits) You choose your remaining credits from a selection of Level 4 History modules that changes each year.  Please note that all modules are subject to change. Further information about modules in Year 2 and 3 of the course can be found on our course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework (essays, projects, presentations, log books and portfolios) and exams.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

All applicants to Queen Mary must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student and will require a Student Visa to enter the UK.

Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Our most recent information regarding tuition fees can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/tuitionfees/
English and History at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS