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About the course
Literature and history are closely intertwined subjects and this degree enables you to study them together, under the guidance of our leading historians, literary critics and creative writers. This genuinely interdisciplinary course gives you a grounding in the core knowledge and practices that are essential to each subject, bringing them together in unique bridge modules, and in a diverse and exciting range of optional modules from both disciplines.
Historians and literary critics sometimes read the same documents, but they have different approaches and employ different methods of analysis: this programme gives you the opportunity to learn and experiment with both ways of reading. In learning the skills of close textual analysis and engaging with narrative form, you will become a historian with a marked sensitivity to sources and a lively and engaging writing style. As you encounter arguments about historical causality and assess conflicting accounts of historical events, you will become a literary critic with a complex grasp of the social, political and cultural contexts in which literature is produced. The two disciplines enrich each other, and the diverse range of experts here combine to deliver you a course that is both flexible and distinctive. It's up to you to set the precise balance between literature and history as your degree progresses - you might take an equal number of modules in both, or gradually specialise in one or the other discipline.
You’ll be taught by specialists from two world-leading UEA departments – the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing and the School of History. Studying in Norwich gives you access to a city rich in historical and cultural artefacts, and vivid literary and dramatic life. This unique degree programme also offers you many opportunities to extend your studies beyond the classroom, into archives of literary and historical manuscripts, and out to sites of historical and cultural importance.
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible 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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB||including an English Literature related subject and a History related subject|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||Accepted alongside an A-level English Literature related subject at grade B or above and preferably a History related A-level at grade B or above. BTEC Public Services and BTEC Business Administration are not accepted.|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits||including an English Literature module and a History module at level 3. Humanities and Social sciences pathway preferred. Other relevant pathways may be accepted, please contact the University directly for further information.|
|Scottish Higher||AABBB||including an English Literature related subject and a History related subject.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||English Literature related subject and a History related subject required. Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||31 points||including grade 5 in higher level English and grade 5 in a higher level History related subject. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||CCC||including an English Literature related subject and a History related subject.|
GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C.
If you do not have an A-Level or equivalent qualification in English Literature (or English Language and Literature), once you have submitted your UCAS form we may then contact you to ask you to submit a short analysis of a passage of a literary text in support of your application.
We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email email@example.com.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component)|
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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