English and History

Ulster University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

Study English and History at Ulster University in the United Kingdom. Built around a core of significant authors writing in English from Elizabethan times to the end of the Twentieth Century, from Shakespeare to Seamus Heaney, this programme also provides the opportunity for you to follow your own interests through a wide range of optional modules. Two thirds of the course is made up these: you can, for example, follow strands on creative and professional writing, women’s writing and gender studies, and American literature; or select from modules on historical fiction, contemporary fiction, modern drama, love poetry, the Victorian novel, or Beat culture, to name just a few. In your final year, you will – guided by a member of the teaching team – write a dissertation on a topic of your own choice. This combination of one-third compulsory historical core and two-thirds specialist optional modules will allow you to develop your own areas of expertise whilst still attaining a solid grounding in the history of English literature. History supplements your English subject by enabling you to progress from a broad awareness into a more critically-informed appreciation of the past. History as a minor allows you to study a range of periods and geographies and enables you to critically assess relevant sources. In each of the three years of study students take modules to the value of 120 credit points. By taking History as a joint you will develop a critically-informed knowledge of the history of a variety of time periods, themes and geographies. You will develop a critical awareness of historians’ arguments and an ability to construct you own arguments based on the informed use of sources, both primary and secondary

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeQV31
Institution code U20
Campus nameColeraine
Campus codeC

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BCC Applicants may satisfy the requirement for the final A level Grade C by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University. Preference may be given to applicants holding Grade B in English Literature at A-level.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM For applicants taking the QCF (first teaching 2010) BTEC, the requirements will be DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 12 credits M: 30 credits P: 3 credits Pass Access Course with an overall average of 60% (120 credit Acess Course) (NI Access Course)
Scottish Higher BCCCC Applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - Grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University. Preference may be given to applicants holding Grade B in English.
Scottish Advanced Higher CDD Applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - Grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University. Preference may be given to applicants holding Grade C in English.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points A minimum 24 points with at least 12 at higher level. Preference may be given to applicants scoring well in literary subjects at higher level
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of four subjects at Higher Level and one at Ordinary Level, including English at O4/H6 or above. Preference may be given to candidates with a H3 at higher level in English.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 For full-time study, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold a GCSE pass at Grade C/4 or above English Language. Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills - Communication will be accepted as equivalent to GCSE English.

English language requirements for international applicants The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes. Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4395 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4395 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14060 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees displayed for International students and students from England, Scotland and Wales are for academic year 2019/20 and are subject to an incremental increase for academic year 2020/21. Further information about full time undergraduate fees can be found at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/undergraduate. If you are from England, Scotland or Wales and want to study a full-time undergraduate degree at Ulster University, you can take advantage of one of our special discounts, each year of your course. For further information visit https://www.ulster.ac.uk/ulster-life/study-at-ulster/gb-students/discounts-for-gb-students
English and History at Ulster University - UCAS