History and English at University Centre West Anglia - UCAS

Course summary

History and English are fascinating subjects in their own right, but studying them together is excellent interdisciplinary training for analysing and expressing complex ideas and for articulating a deep understanding of texts, historical processes, theories and alternative perspectives. Your training in historical methods will make you particularly astute to the way social and political contexts shape human perception and cultural expression. As a student of literature, you will become more aware of the way in which accounts of historical processes can be shaped by conventions of narrative and drama Fist, you'll develop an overview of the subject areas via the modules History of English Literature. The first year also focuses on developing your academic writing skills. History's practical applications are explored through the module Creating the Past. In Year 2 you will then progress to more specialised study, on modules such as Romantic Conflicts, Victorian Literature and Culture, Modernism and the City, Britain in the Nineteenth Century and the United States in the twentieth century. In Year 3 you specialise further and select an English or History subject of your choice for more in-depth study, culminating in a dissertation. This course is as much about knowledge as it is about developing important advanced skills. The course has prided itself on its supportive ethos that recognises the challenges inherent in studying two subjects simultaneously. Our goal is to help you become an independent, critically alert, competent thinker, and a confident, stylish writer and speaker. You will learn primarily through a combination of lectures, seminars and group work. You are welcome to approach your module lecturer with questions but are also allocated an academic personal tutor to provide guidance on general study issues. You are supported through assignment workshops and personal development plans which help you reflect on your studies and plan for future progress. As a BA (Hons) History and English student, you will be able to present independent opinions in arguments, support them effectively by relevant evidence and learn to organise and express these well in writing. Your vocabulary will be sophisticated and your thoughts well-judged. You will have shown the ability to plan and carry out individual and group presentations to deadlines and to handle word-processing and presentation packages. Your IT skills will further involve the ability to extract information from and effectively evaluate electronic resources such as academic online databases, blogs, or wikis. Your research skills will involve the ability to collect and select judiciously from a wide range of written material and evaluate its significance. A substantial proportion of our graduates have gone on to postgraduate study, mainly postgraduate certificates in education. Graduates seeking a career in primary and secondary school teaching have very quickly been offered full-time jobs with on-the-job teacher training in either English or History or both subjects. Our graduates are now in leadership positions in their respective schools and colleges or local authorities. Others have progressed from teaching into education management and special needs support. Graduates also seek careers in journalism, publishing, marketing and PR, in public administration, social work, the caring professions, and in library or museum work.


The modules listed are currently provisional and subject to approval and we should be able to confirm this in May Year 1 A History of English Literature from the Present to 1789 A History of English Literature from Equiano to Chaucer Writing Matters Reading Literature and Theory Creating the Past The Growth of the USA: Race, Politics and Conflict, 1776-1900 Year 2 Romantic Conflicts Dialogue and Debate: From More to Milton Modernism and the City Victorian Literature and Culture The United States in the Twentieth Century The British Empire Britain in the Nineteenth Century From Welfare State to European State? British Politics and Society, 1906-1975 Year 3 From Communism to Consumerism: Russia since 1917 A Global History of Government and Society, 1945-1999 Adaptations and Afterlives: Art of Rewriting Stories Contemporary Fiction Spectacle and Representation in Renaissance Drama The Era of Thatcher and Blair Undergraduate Major Project: In History OR in English

Assessment method

Assessment will vary from module to module and is designed to help students develop and demonstrate a range of skills. The most common form of assessment is through an essay, though there will be a few presentations and exams too.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8745 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8745 Year 1
Scotland £8745 Year 1
Wales £8745 Year 1

Additional fee information

The course fee is expected to rise with inflation each year (approximately 3%) but will not increase beyond the maximum amount that the government allows higher education institutions to charge undergraduate students. For more information, go to ucwa.ac.uk
History and English at University Centre West Anglia - UCAS