History and English at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

Are you ready to critically explore the past and build a better future for all through the power of history and English? Course description The BSc (Hons) History and English programme offers a well-rounded combination of historical exploration and language mastery, with practical experiences like field trips to historical sites and hands-on research in local archives. The programme delves into topics such as nationalism, state-building, war and peace, religious conflicts, and globalisation's historical context. Within the English segment, you will master effective communication, analysing various texts from poetry and plays to social media. You will explore how language functions in society and gain practical skills for the workforce. With the help of the integrated placement year, studying history and English together fosters critical thinking, independence, and advanced analytical skills, preparing you for a successful career in a range of industries. Key course benefits

  • Our academics are clear – 100% of students felt that teaching staff were good or very good at explaining things (History and English programmes; National Student Survey, 2023)
  • Opportunity to grow – 100% of students felt positive about the learning opportunities available to them (History programmes; National Student Survey, 2023)
  • Gold standard teaching – Aston University was awarded Gold – the highest possible rating for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF, 2023)
  • Excellent prospects – Aston University was named runner-up in the University of the Year for Graduate Employment Award (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide)
  • Earn more – Our graduates are among the highest paid in the country, earning on average £36,100 five years after graduating (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2023)
  • Investing in you – English at Aston University was ranked 5th in the UK for 'spend per student' (Guardian, 2023)
Course details Modules For more information on this course and a full list of modules, visit the course page: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/history-and-english-bsc Assessment method For more information on the methods of assessment on this course, visit the course page: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/history-and-english-bsc

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed carefully, including previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades that fall below these entry requirements if the application is of a high standard. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated above. Entry onto our Foundation Year maybe offered as an alternative to the degree course if lower entry grades are achieved. Aston University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. If your qualifications are not listed here and you wish to check whether they meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £18250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Fees listed are for 2024 entry. For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. For Home students: Tuition fees for UK/Home students may change in line with government policy. When undertaking a placement year, a placement year fee applies. For International students: The International students fee is a fixed annual fee for the duration of the Programme, except whilst on placement when a placement year fee applies.
History and English at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS