West Suffolk College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East Anglia

English and History

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Course summary

English and History are natural complements for each other. History provides a vital framework for understanding literary texts in their contexts while the written word provides a substantial part of the material with which historians work. This course presents students with English and History in combination, providing learners with both subject-specific knowledge and the additional intellectual enrichment that comes from an inter-disciplinary approach. To make that learning effective, we have developed a strong philosophy of encouraging appreciation of the contemporary relevance of both subjects. Teaching patterns will support students with a wide range of abilities, needs and interests. English on this course is designed to represent literature from as wide a range of periods, cultural contexts and global varieties as possible. It will balance poetry, prose and drama. The History on this course is designed to develop students’ understanding of historical processes through the study of a range of periods and geographical contexts. Modules will span the early modern period to the present and embrace three identifiable strands: British Social and Cultural History; Family and Community History; and Comparative European and Imperial History. Over the course of study, students experience key varieties of history with their own distinctive focus, theoretical underpinning and methodological vogues.


The course is at an undergraduate level adhering to UEA assessment regulations. Students will be taught through a series of seminars, tutorials, group-based projects, practical experience and lectures. Assessments are varied, encompassing site and field studies, research projects as in the oral history module ‘Listening to the Past’, as well as more traditional essay and report-based assessments. As a whole the module and assessment diet is designed to foster advanced skills of critical engagement with both the raw materials of history (i.e. a range of documentary, visual and literary sources) as well as key works of historical and literary scholarship.

Assessment method

Essay; report; document analysis; literary extract analysis; site study; individual presentation; collaborative presentation; open exam; closed exam.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Non-standard applicants who do not meet the published entry requirements maybe considered on an individual basis and we encourage such applicants to contact [email protected] for further guidance.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1

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English and History at West Suffolk College - UCAS