English Literature and History at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

Do great works of literature inspire you? Or perhaps you’re fascinated by the events and people that have shaped the modern world? The chance to study English Literature and History side by side gives you a unique and enriching view of both subjects, as each can inform the other. The English Literature element of the course spans hundreds of years, from the English Renaissance of the 16th Century to the present day. Whether you love Elizabethan drama or 21st Century poetry, the Victorian period or modernist writing, you can indulge your tastes. Your choices on the history side are equally wide ranging, covering the cultural, social, historical, and political dimensions of key events and eras. You can study conflicts, empires, and more, from the medieval period right through to contemporary society. Why Study English Literature and History BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? With an even split of both subjects, the course sees you choose from a range of option modules and enjoy diverse and unique forms of coursework. You’ll glean and hone skills in management, research, communications, teaching, planning, writing and leadership. You’ll head out of the classroom on a variety of field trips, and you can get involved in the Huddersfield Literature Festival. Following the course, you might decide to pursue a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or continue to study English literature or history at Master’s level. Professional Bodies At Huddersfield, you’ll study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree† so that you can gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Writing the Past • Critical Thinking • Introduction to English Literature. • The Past in the Present: An Introduction to Public History To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

An average 18.5%of the study time on this course is spent with your tutors (either face to face or online) in lectures, seminars, and tutorials. Some of your submissions may involve producing a podcast, contributing to an exhibition, or working on an archive. The assessment of this course will be based on both written and practical work, including examinations, essays, oral presentations, research analysis reports, posters, research projects, screencasts, and portfolios. †Based on 20/21 programme specifications. You’ll also take part in workshops where you might learn how to write better essays, produce a digital artifact, or design a research project. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

​Applications from international students will be considered on an individual basis, and with advice from the University's International Office. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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


Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.


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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

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

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

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English Literature and History at University of Huddersfield - UCAS