BA (Hons) English Literature and History

Duration: 3 years

Course details

Combining the study of classic works and popular writing from the past 500 years with cutting-edge teaching and research in the fascinating field of Modern History, this degree enables you to explore the ideas that lie behind published literature in all its forms, learn more about the impact of literature on societies, and place this knowledge in a broader historical context. A wide range of optional modules in each subject area enable you to tailor your degree to suit your personal interests, from exploring film adaptations, vampire fictions and satire, to investigating African American civil rights, migration in contemporary Europe and the origins of the Israel/Palestine conflict.


Year 1

  • Ways of Reading

  • Critical Theories

  • Introduction to Literary Periods and Genres 1

  • + Optional Modules

Year 2

  • Renaissance Literature: Self and Society

  • Renaissance Drama

  • Literature 1660-1760

  • Romanticism

  • + Optional Modules

Year 3

  • The Victorians At Work

  • The Victorians at Play

  • Modernisms

  • Contemporary Literature in English (20 credits)

Entry requirements

  • A Levels – BBB
  • BTEC Extended Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate

Career possibilities

Typical careers for English Literature graduates include teaching (further training required), speech therapy, library work, media, journalism, arts administration, publishing, public and voluntary sectors, and managerial work. Alternatively, you may wish to progress to further study or research in English Literature.

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