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Combine your love of English literature with learning about the sociopolitical history behind it.
What’s the relationship between a piece of writing and the context in which it was written? How are writers affected by their circumstances? What influence do literary texts have on social, cultural and political life?
This popular joint degree links the social and political history of a period with its literary texts, giving you the chance to reflect on these questions and consider how the two disciplines relate to and inform one another.
You’ll examine the interaction between writing and society, studying core history and English modules, and gain increasing freedom to study the topics and historical periods that interest you most - whether that's discovering the impact of the French Revolution on English art or walking through the London of Defoe, Dickens, Virginia Woolf or Monica Ali.
You can also apply for this course-
with a Year Abroad
English in Practice
History in Practice
Reading, Theory and Interpretation: Approaches to the Study of English Literature
Literatures in Time: Texts and Contexts from the 8th to the 16th Centuries
Choose at least one from
Building the American Nation: 1756–1900
Europe 1000-1500: The Middle Ages and their Legacy
Europe in a Global Context: 1800 to the Present
Global Encounters: Conquest and Culture in World History
Screening History: Representing the Past in the Contemporary Historical Film
The Medieval World: Structures and Mentalities
Unravelling Britain: 1800 to the Present
Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework (essays, projects, presentations, log books and portfolios) and exams.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
To include grade A in A level English Literature, English Language and Literature or English Language and grade B or above in A level History.
Excluded subjects - General Studies and Critical Thinking.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||
Queen Mary University of London welcomes applications from students currently studying Level 3 BTEC qualifications and will consider you for entry to the majority of our undergraduate courses. The typical entry requirements will vary according to the course you are applying for.
Some of our courses require specific subject knowledge which you may not be able to cover as part of a Level 3 BTEC qualification and we may therefore require additional Level 3 qualifications to ensure that you are suitably prepared for relevant courses. A small number of our courses do not accept BTEC qualifications for entry, either as a standalone qualification, or in combination with other qualifications at Level 3.
Information on our typical entry requirements and guidance for applying can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/btec/
If you are at all unsure about the acceptability of your BTEC qualification for entry, please contact the Admissions team for individual advice (email@example.com).
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 15 credits
M: 15 credits
We consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma.
The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 15 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. This must include at least 6 Level 3 credits in English Literature or Literacy modules at Distinction.
|Extended Project||We consider applications from students offering an EPQ and may make an alternative offer to include three A levels, one grade lower than our usual requirement, along with a specific grade in the EPQ.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||A minimum of five GCSE passes to include English at grade C or 4 or an acceptable equivalent will be required.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||6,5,5 in HL subjects, to include a minimum of 6 in HL English A and a minimum of 5 in HL History.|
English language requirements
All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student who will require Tier 4 immigration permission to enter the UK.
Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.