University of Greenwich

History and English University of Greenwich Degree level: Undergraduate

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Our history and English degree is aimed at anyone with a love of literature and a passion for history. It combines modern British, European and world history with English literature, past and present.

Throughout this degree, you will explore five hundred years of historical ideas, events and literary creativity in Britain, Europe and the world. An array of option modules includes specialist topics such as gender and environmental histories, violence and war, American fiction, international bestsellers and Shakespeare.

You'll study on the Old Royal Naval College, part of a historical World Heritage Site near central London, giving you easy access to the capital's theatres, art galleries and museums. You'll have the opportunity to take a work placement in the creative, cultural, public or heritage sectors, boosting your future career options.

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Literary Forms of Representation (30 credits)
The Canon: A Short History of Western Literature (30 credits)
Introducing History: Ideas and Practice (30 credits)
The Changing Faces of Britain 1707 – 1918 (30 credits)
Year 2
Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

'The People's War': The Second World War, Society, Culture and Legacy (15 credits)
Island Nation: Britain and the Sea 1805 - Present (15 credits)
Atlantic Worlds 1650-1783 (15 credits)
Empire and Nation in the Middle East (15 credits)
Remaking English Society, c. 1550-1760 (15 credits)
Footprints of Everyday Life: The Environmental History of Modern Britain (15 credits)
History in Practice (30 credits)
Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Literature in Context: Fiction since 1800 (30 credits)
Literature in Context: Poetry and Drama since 1800 (30 credits)
Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

American Fictions (30 credits)
Literature in Context: Fiction since 1800 (30 credits)
Literature in Context: Poetry and Drama since 1800 (30 credits)
International Bestsellers (30 credits)
Shakespeare, Then and Now (30 credits)
Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Literature and Publishing Since 1820 (30 credits)
Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

History Work Placement (30 credits)
The History Dissertation (30 credits)
Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

The Literature of the Gothic (30 credits)
English in World Literatures: Postcolonial and Transnational Writing (30 credits)
Contemporary Writing and Critical Theory (30 credits)
Contemporary British Theatre (30 credits)
School for Scandal: The Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century (30 credits)
Dissertation (LLT) (30 credits)
Work Placement (LTT) Level 6 (30 credits)
Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

A Global History of Genocide (30 credits)
Gendering the British: Nation, Citizenship & Rights (30 credits)
Britain and the Suppression of the Slave trade 1807-1867 (15 credits)
Cities of the Sultans: Life in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire (15 credits)

Assessment method

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.
Coursework- 76%
Practical- 7%
Exams-17%


How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points
A level BCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English and Mathematics (Grade 4 / C )


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,100 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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Provider information

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University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row
Greenwich
SE10 9LS


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School of Humanities and Social Sciences