English Literature and History

University of Roehampton

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Benefit from how English Literature and History complement one another as disciplines providing you with an enhanced understanding of both. This degree has been designed with the two subjects in mind, creating an integrated and coherent programme that weaves the two areas of study together. You’ll expand your knowledge of both disciplines, and develop your understanding of the relationship between literature, politics, history and culture. You’ll take specialised modules, such as ‘Literature and History’ and ‘Writing the Nation’, focusing specifically on the important relationship between English Literature and History. You’ll also choose modules from across both subjects, allowing you to tailor your degree to your interests. You’ll learn about critical and theoretical approaches to texts and explore different genres and literary periods, as well as different types of history including social and economic, political, cultural, local, and women’s history. You will delve into specific periods of history, including the medieval and English Renaissance, the Enlightenment and Victorian periods, modern British and European history, and 20th century American history. You will study a range of topics, including constructions of gender and sexuality, the history of childhood and children’s literature, political tyranny and genocide, diaspora and multiculturalism. You’ll be taught by world-class researchers and writers, and be able to meet renowned authors at extra lectures and masterclasses, which have previously included our Chancellor, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Kazuo Ishiguro, Anthony Horowitz and Emma Donoghue. Develop a range of skills you’ll need in the workplace, including clarity of expression in written work and oral presentation, research skills, and in the use of archives and digital media. You will be supported to realise your potential through individual tutorials, small group work seminars and lectures.

Course details


Year 1 Compulsory Modules Discovering Literature London in Literature Constructing the Classics The Historian's Craft Approaching London's Past American History from Columbus to Cold War Year 2 Compulsory Modules Literature and History Historical Controversies The Historian @ Work Optional Modules The Literary Renaissance Romantic Literature American Literature: 1865-1915 Writing Multicultural Britain Genre in Context Literature, Gender and Sexuality Modernist and Post-war Literature Children’s Literature in Context Victorian Literature Literature and Media Continental Connections The American Century African American Freedom Struggles since 1945 Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Early Modern World Race and Empire Genocide in Europe London: History, Art, and Society Sex, Lies and Cheap Print: Britain, 1660-1714 Gender and Sexuality in Europe, 1850-1920 British Society in War and Peace, 1880-1950 Study Trip to Berlin Germany, 1871-1945: Empire Republic and Third Reich Afterlives: Ancient Gods and Heroes in the Middle Ages and Renaissance The Soviet Experiment, 1905-1945 Distant Mirrors: Conquerors and Bureaucrats in Britain and China, 960-1066 Cold War Internationalisms, 1945-1989 The First World War: 100 Years On Year 3 Compulsory Modules Writing the Nation English Literature and History Dissertation Optional Modules Early Modern Gender Modern American Literature Diaspora Voices: South Asian and Caribbean Literature Literature on Screen Victorian Literature and Culture Shakespeare: Page & Stage Literature and the Culture of Print Contemporary Literature Perspectives on Children’s Literature Global Health in Africa from Empire to Ebola The Vietnam War Henry VIII: Religion, Politics, and Tyranny The Irish Diaspora 1750-1939 Living & Dying Under the Third Reich Radicalism in the English Revolution, 1640- 1653 Histories of Childhood in Europe, 1850-1945 Medicine and the Politics of Health from Cholera to the NHS Magic and Politics, 1550-1700 The Cold War at Home: Soviet Society after 1945 Treason in the Age of Ideologies Prosperity and Violence in the Age of the Vikings, 870-1030 Violence in Eastern Africa, 1880s-present dayafter 1945 The Limitation Game: Intelligence in International Perspective, 1899-1941 Compulsory and Required modules Compulsory and/or required modules may change when we review and update programmes. Above is a list of modules offered this academic year. Optional modules Optional modules, when offered as part of a programme, may vary from year to year and are subject to viability.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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 R48
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Grade C at A-level, or an equivalent qualification, in an English or Humanities subject.
A level BCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £12875 Year 1

Additional fee information

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