English Literature and History at University of Westminster, London - UCAS

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Course summary

This is an exciting, interdisciplinary degree at the heart of the humanities. It allows you to explore a wealth of literary texts while thinking deeply about the circumstances of their production and reception, and to learn about a range of events, themes and ideas in history and consider the literary and cultural responses to them. You'll develop your knowledge and understanding of the key periods, themes, styles and techniques in literary studies, and be able to use that learning in critical form. You'll also develop substantial knowledge and understanding of the modern history of London, Britain and the world. The course will give you the skills and knowledge to enter careers with a significant element of research, such as in broadcasting, journalism, teaching or publishing. It will also equip you with the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. English Literature You'll study literature from a wide range of periods and genres, from Shakespeare to the present day, including non-fiction texts as well as novels, poetry and drama. In the first year, you'll develop your skills, knowledge and confidence in literary studies in the context of our small group tutorial system. In the second and third years, a range of option modules is offered. Through these studies, you'll develop a deep understanding of literature and its place in British culture, and be able to relate the study of English literature to the broader context of Western history and thought. History You'll have access to a variety of interesting modules, many of them unique to our University. Our focus is explicitly modern, but within a very broad geographical sweep, including core modules in modern world history. We offer options on the fascinating history of London in peace and at war, along with an extensive range of other modules on topics such as France in the Second World War, the US civil rights movement, the history of international organisations, Irish history and the history of feminism. You can also take a credit-bearing internship in a museum, library or archive in London.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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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
EU £15400 Year 1
International £15400 Year 1

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English Literature and History at University of Westminster, London - UCAS