Newcastle University

English Literature and History Newcastle University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

TEF Gold

Newcastle University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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This Joint Honours degree gives you the chance to explore society through historical evidence and its literary works. Your module choices span centuries and continents, giving you the chance to study history and literature from around the world, and from the Dark Ages right through to the contemporary era.

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code QV31
Institution code N21
Campus name Main Site (Newcastle)
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB - AAA Including English Literature or English Language and Literature at grade A and History at grade A or B, not including General Studies.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
To include at least 15 level 3 credits in English Literature and 15 level 3 credits in History at Distinction.
Scottish Higher AAAAB - AAAAA including English at grade A and History at grade A or B. Advanced Higher English at grade A is preferred. Combinations of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted.

Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 - D3, D3, M2 Including English at grade D3 and History.
Extended Project A If you offer the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification in a topic relevant to the degree programme, we will vary our offer to recognise this.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 - 36 points With English A1 at Higher level, grade 6, and History A1 at Higher Level, grade 5 or 6.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H1, H2, H3 With minimum Grade H1 in English and History.

We especially welcome applications from mature students.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £18,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For more information on fees visit: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance/

Provider information

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Newcastle University
King’s Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU


Course contact details

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0191 208 3333