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English & History
Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

English & History

Overview

This is a degree for innovative thinkers who will thrive on the stimulating and thought-provoking combination of English literature and history. Closely linked by ideas, approaches and source materials, you will learn about the relationship between the two subjects by critically and creatively focusing on particular time periods or themes.

At each level, you will study modules from our English Literature and History degrees, as well as tailor-made modules revealing methods and ideas that span the breadth of both subjects.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 38% of our research was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent in the Communication, Culture and Media Studies, Library and Information Management unit.
Most of our tutors are widely published and actively researching new topics, providing fresh course content that is constantly evolving. We regularly offer cultural studies seminars where visiting lecturers present and elaborate on their own literary or historical research.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in exchanges with universities in Spain, Hungary, France, Ireland or the Czech Republic. Our European partners are keen for Leeds Beckett students to study with them for a semester.

Take a look at the opportunities we provide to study abroad.
92.3%
Student Satisfaction
Student Satisfaction*
*National Student Survey 2017

Course Features

  • Study abroad option
  • Part-time study available
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award
  • 100% of graduates from the course are in work or further study six months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2015-16).
  • 100% of students said staff made the subject interesting and that the course was intellectually stimulating (National Student Survey 2017).
  • 100% of students said their course provided them with opportunities to apply their learning and thought the course enabled them to bring information and ideas together from different topics (National Student Survey 2017).

Entry Requirements

96
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 96 points required. (Minimum 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 24 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:96 points required. (Minimum 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 24 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Lauren Ingleby

Careers

Lauren Ingleby
Visitor Liaison Harewood House

BA (Hons) English & History

“Through my course I discovered that the best way to bring history to life is to relive it where it happened. History is my passion and my job gives me the opportunity to bring the past to life for the public and visiting school children.

Modules & learning

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Haunted Narratives: Reading the Ghost Story

Society & Culture in Modern Britain: 1780-1914

The Emergence of Modern Europe

Early Modern Comedy

Poetry

20th-Century Europe

Landscapes of History

Watching the Detectives

Literatures of Romanticism

Postcolonial Writing

Interdisciplinary Theory & Practice

The Victorian Novel

Subjects of Elizabeth

Dissertation (40 Credits)

Masculinity & the Long 18th Century

Revolutions, Restaurants & Roundabouts: Paris in the 19th

Gothic Contemporaries: Haunting, Vampirism,

Cultural Crossings: Race, Writing & Resistance

Environmentalism in World History

Britons Abroad: Histories of Overseas Travel & Holidaying

Apartheid & After: 20th-Century South Africa

Modern American Drama

Postcolonial Cities

Writing in a Time of Violence

Shakespearean Tragedy

The Gothic

Ending Empire: Cultures of Decolonisation 1940-1980

Atlantic Slavery: 19th-Century Representations

Leeds Beckett University
Dr Helen Dampier
Senior Lecturer
Helen's teaching reflects her interest in life writings of all kinds and the ways in which such writings are used as historical sources. Her research includes a strong focus on the history of South Africa, including the political aftermaths of the 1899-1902 South African War and the role of women in the development of Afrikaner nationalism in South Africa. A member of the UK Women’s History Network, Helen has presented her research at national and international conferences, and has written and joint-authored a number of publications.
Our teaching provides you with a stimulating course that draws on the best of English and History, and will encourage your innovative thinking.
Play BA (Hons) English and History - Dr Helen Dampier, Senior Lecturer Video
BA (Hons) English and History - Dr Helen Dampier, Senior Lecturer

Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Broadcasting Place
    Broadcasting Place

    A hub for creative minds and innovative thinkers, Broadcasting Place is home to our arts, design and architecture students.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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