Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Social and Cultural History and English Glyndwr University, Wrexham Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)


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Course summary

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If you enjoy investigating the past as well as reading and discussing books and ideas, why not choose this course and divide your studies between these two complementary subjects.
Students will:
• study themes from Medieval Welsh, British and European history, through to Renaissance and modern history alongside English
• combine analysis of the created worlds of fiction with investigations of the social and political realities that produced them
• develop the skills to become fine-tuned critics, analytical thinkers and writers, as they open up a wide range of career opportunities

Course details



Year one introduces students to a range of written genres and historical periods and provides a comprehensive platform for the more detailed study undertaken in year two.


• Introduction to Narrative
• Stage and Screen
• Life Writing
• Introduction to Poetry
• Personal, Professional and Academic Skills


• Introducing Historical research
• The Roman Empire
• Personal, Professional and Academic Skills
• Crime and Popular Culture in Victorian Britain
• National Identity in Europe 1860-1945


Year two builds upon the investigate skills of the historian and the analytical skills of the reader/critic developed in year one. In addition, year two offers History students work placement opportunities and field trips.


• Post-War British Writing
• Victorian Writing
• Critical Theory
• Romantic Writing
• The Short Story


• The British in America, 1607-1783
• Life in Tudor England and Wales
• The Georgian Age
• Culture and Belief in Renaissance Europe
• Research Methods in Humanities
• History in the Workplace


Year three caters for a more advanced investigation into genre and period and further develops critical skills of investigation. Students will also carry out an extended project of their choice which complements and enhances the skills and knowledge acquired over the course of the degree.


• Post-Colonial Writing
• Post-Modern Writing
• Gender, Sexuality and Writing
• Modernism and Culture
• Dissertation


• Rise of a New Society
• Nineteenth Century Wales
• Revolution and Readjustment in England and Wales 1625-1690
• American Frontiers in the Nineteenth Century
• Dissertation

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

Our English & History Degree employs a wide range of assessment methods, which include:

• Essays
• Exams
• Oral Presentations
• Reflective Journals
• Portfolios

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our website (student support section) has more information on the help available.

Formal scheduled contact time is 12 hours per week - although this can vary depending on the nature of the modules undertaken (for example the work placement module in year two places more emphasis on workplace attendance).

Lectures are delivered by highly qualified staff who employ a range of electronic and hard-copy sources to inform sessions and encourage participation.

Staff are also available outside scheduled teaching hours to discuss any problems or issues students may have. Our students are able to benefit from the Disability support and general learning support offered on-site.

Field trips are staff-led and, for non-local visits, transport is provided. All entrance fees to the sites we visit are covered by the University.

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 SE19
Institution code G53
Campus name Wrexham
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 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 112 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
AS Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 112 UCAS Tariff points
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at for further advice and guidance.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 * Year 1
EU £9,000 * Year 1
International £11,750 * Year 1
England £9,000 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 * Year 1
Scotland £9,000 * Year 1
Wales £9,000 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Glyndwr University, Wrexham
Plas Coch
Mold Road
LL11 2AW

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