History and English, BA Hons

History and English, BA Hons

This programme will allow you to combine the study of history and English. You will study at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British scientific, maritime and imperial history, as well as a thriving multicultural centre of contemporary Britain. The history pathway explores a wide range of historical topics, from global events to community history, and from witchcraft to the World Wars. You will also have the opportunity to develop your research skills and to develop practical and professional skills through a work placement.

The English element of the programme emphasises literature of the last two centuries, including drama and visual narratives as well as fiction and poetry, visual art, film and theatre. The programme looks at the historical, social and cultural contexts in which texts are produced and received.

Both disciplines take full advantage of our culturally and historically rich location and proximity to central London. Visits to theatres, art galleries and museums are integral to many of our courses.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide students with a substantial grounding in modern British, European and world history
  • To provide a grounding in English literature from the Renaissance to the present day
  • To nurture the development of open, creative and critical thinkers who are able to apply these qualities of mind in a variety of intellectual contexts
  • To provide a structure and an environment in which skills relevant to citizenship, employability, and lifelong learning may be developed.

UCAS code

VQ13 G BA/HisEng

Department

History, Politics & Social Sciences

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

OF WHICH 260 points or more from A2 or an equivalent qualification

PLUS GCSEs to include English and mathematics at grade C or above.

* Applicants may be invited to interview.

* Entry requirements are subject to change. Please check the website to confirm detailed requirements before making your application.

Assessment

Assessment is through examinations and coursework tasks, including individual and group projects, presentations, critical reviews and portfolios, as well as conventional analytical essays.

Career options

Graduates can pursue careers in research, teaching, administration and government, librarianship and information services, museums and heritage management, journalism, publishing, the media or arts.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 4

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

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