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Course summary

This exciting degree allows you to explore the human experience from the medieval period to contemporary times, from the perspectives of both History and English. This joint honours course provides a unique insight into the development of the world in which we live, combining the study of prose, poetry, and drama with specialist British, European and global history modules across a variety of periods and themes. The course will allow you to develop your own areas of specialism and a skillset that will be appealing to employers. Core modules provide you with the foundations for studying both English and History, enabling you to flourish as a Leeds undergraduate. You’ll also choose from a wide variety of optional modules, giving you the chance to tailor the course to your own interests. You could specialise in a range of literature, from Old English and Arthurian legends to the novels of Jane Austen and postcolonial fiction, while also getting hands-on experience setting type and using the printing presses in our print rooms. Our expertise in History ranges from the fall of the Roman Empire to the present day, and our cutting-edge curriculum has been designed to prioritise the study of voices that have traditionally been overlooked in historical narratives.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Successful completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 6.0 in any component.

If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this course, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

See alternative English language qualifications we accept.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

For further information please see
English and History at University of Leeds - UCAS