University of Bristol

Degree level: Undergraduate

English and History

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Course summary

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Literary critics are often concerned with how historical forces shape poems, plays and novels, while historians are interested in how literary texts shape cultural and political history. This joint honours course aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the relationship between these distinct but complementary subjects. You will join two large departments with researchers in a great diversity of fields and will be encouraged to develop expertise and research skills relevant to both English and history. Mandatory units encourage analysis of the links between the two disciplines while optional units, which are offered across both departments, will allow you to explore your interests in particular periods of writing and history and develop more subject-specific skills. Your final-year dissertation will ask you to bring together the skills you have developed while studying both disciplines.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeQV31
Institution code B78
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAC - AAA AAA including History and either English Literature or combined English Literature and Language. Contextual offer: AAC including AA in History and either English Literature or combined English Literature and Language. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/for more information about contextual offers.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD DDD plus AA in A-level History and either English Literature or combined English Literature and Language
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits Access to HE Diploma in Humanities, Humanities and Social Sciences, or Literary Studies. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above. Distinctions may be required in specified units; please contact the Enquiries team for details. Mature students are welcome to contact [email protected] to check the suitability of their Access course.
Scottish Higher AAAAB Standard Higher: AAAAB
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Advanced Higher: AA in English and History.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 - 32 points 36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in History and either English A Literature or combined English A Literature and Language. Contextual offer: 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in History and either English A Literature or combined English A Literature and Language Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/for more information about contextual offers.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3

European Baccalaureate: 85% overall, with 8.5 in English and History.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2021/english/ba-english-and-history/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £20100 Year 1
International £20100 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
English and History at University of Bristol - UCAS