History and English at University of Roehampton - UCAS

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Why this course? • Study a engaging course that will prepare you for a successful career: we are ranked in the top 3 universities in London for History (Guardian University Guide 2024) • You will be taught by a support team of expert lecturers: we are ranked in the top 10 in the UK for quality of teaching in History (Times Good University Guide 2024) • Teaching designed for you: the contact time you need to succeed, with timetables designed to recognise your wider commitments. About this course Taught by our team of world-class historians, you will cover a vast range of periods, from the Viking conquests, through Tudor England to the collapse of Communism, and the events that laid the path to Brexit. Geographically, the curriculum is equally expansive, taking in the Americas, the British World, Europe, Africa and Asia. Interested in Islam and Women? The Vikings? Or early modern magic? This degree lets you focus on the areas of history that inspire you most. You'll get real-world experience, and work placement and internship opportunities, and build the skills needed to open the door to many rewarding careers. Working alongside world-class scholars, you will also develop your own identity as a historian and your own research interests. If you're looking to understand the issues the world faces today by learning from the past, and are ready to develop the skills that employers seek, this degree is for you. Skills History and English combines aspects of BA History and BA English Literature to create a contemporary blend of analytical skills. On our BA Politics International Relations, and History, our priority is ensuring that you graduate with a professional skillset. This incorporates; • Understanding broad historical concepts • Traditional research • Communication • Analytical analysis of texts • Ability to write both creatively and professionally • Digital literacies to uncover the past and current affairs You will also have good outcomes linked to working in the heritage industry, as well as a broad set of humanities-orientated education opportunities which will prepare you for a range of roles in many diverse fields. Career opportunities This degree challenges you to think globally and comparatively to engage with cultural, social, economic, political, and intellectual history. You will learn how historians and literature scholars operate, with practical opportunities to engage in public discourse and digital humanities projects. If you’re ready to learn, we’ll help you gain the confidence and opportunities to achieve. Our Careers team is on hand to help from the start of your studies until after you graduate. Under their guidance you’ll benefit from a wide range of support, including: • CV building • Interview preparation • Mentoring • Industry connections • Work experience • Volunteering opportunities • Job fairs • Introductions to future employers.


These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full time) and may be subject to change. Making History (20 credits) American History from Columbus to Cold War (20 credits) Discovering Literature (20 credits) Cities and Empires (20 credits) Questioning the Canon (20 credits) Creative and Professional Writing (20 credits)

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please see https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/applying/undergraduate-entry-requirements/

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
TOEFL (iBT)80with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20
PTE Academic59with no less than 59 in any band
Cambridge English AdvancedCgrade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band

We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note the fee amounts listed are from 2023. In some cases fees will increase for the following year.

Sponsorship information

We offer a wide range of scholarships for UK undergraduates, including: - The Roehampton Bursary is worth £1,000 for the first year of our undergraduate degree programmes*. It will be awarded automatically to students in receipt of a full maintenance loan, to help with costs such as travel and accommodation. - Academic Excellence Scholarships worth: £3,000 over the course of a degree for students with the equivalent of AAA or above (144+ tariff) at A-level (or equivalent tariff in other qualifications, e.g. BTEC) and £2,000 over the course of a degree for students with the equivalent of AAB at A-level (136-143 tariff) (or equivalent tariff in other qualifications, e.g. BTEC) - esports scholarships, worth £2,000 per year of the degree, available to students who demonstrate aptitude in esports. - Music and Sports Scholarships, available to students who demonstrate excellence in music or sports - Care leaver bursaries, worth £2,000 per year of study to Care Leavers enrolling on Undergraduate programmes at Roehampton, for up to four years of study. Find out more: https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/undergraduate-courses/funding-and-scholarships/

History and English at University of Roehampton - UCAS