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BA (Hons)
English & History

Undergraduate course
English, History & Media

Stimulate your mind - our course is dedicated to providing a thought-provoking insight into English literature and history.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    Broadcasting Place, City Campus

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We bring our research into the public domain through our involvement in regional events like the Ilkley Literature Festival, the Leeds West Indian Carnival and our heritage work with Leeds Museums and Galleries.
Entry Requirements
120 points required
UCAS Tariff Points: 120 points required. (Minimum 80 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 120 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: 26 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:120 points required. (Minimum 80 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 120 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: 26 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

  • Seeta Wrightson

Careers

Seeta Wrightson
Senior Editor, UK Greetings

BA (Hons) English Literature

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“English has always been my passion, so doing a degree where I could read and analyse texts was perfect. My course had a creative writing aspect which I loved, and is something that really helps in my work today. The verses I write are seen by thousands of people across the UK, which makes me really proud.

MODULES & LEARNING

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

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.
  • Leeds Beckett University
    Dr Helen Dampier Dr Helen Dampier
    Senior Lecturer

    Our teaching provides you with a stimulating course that draws on the best of English and History, and will encourage your innovative thinking.

    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.
  • BA (Hons) English and History - Dr Helen Dampier, Senior Lecturer

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FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

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.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £10500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

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

  • Online resources and collections
    Online resources and collections

    Whether you want to analyse accounts of 17th-century criminal proceedings from the Old Bailey, sift through more than 355,000 works of English and American poetry, prose and drama or explore the world's largest archive of 20th-century popular culture, our Library's online resources provide easy access to a range of diverse collections.

  • Broadcasting Place
    Broadcasting Place

    Officially one of the world’s best tall buildings and a big talking point in Leeds, Broadcasting Place is home to our cultural studies and humanities courses. It offers a space for students to join an academic community that plays an active role in shaping contemporary debates about the future direction of those disciplines.

  • 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.

Broadcasting Place, City Campus

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An amazing place to spend your days

Broadcasting place is officially one of the world's best tall buildings (voted the world's 'Best Tall Building' in 2010 by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) and is a big talking point in Leeds. Home to our arts, design, architecture and built environment courses, it provides students with creative and contemporary learning environments, is packed with the latest technology and is a focal point for new and innovative thinking in the city.

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Next Undergraduate Open Day

If you are thinking of applying to Leeds Beckett attending an Open Day is the best way to find out more about us, your course and get a feel for life on campus.

Open Day Information
  • Campus Tours
    Our Campus Tours take place on Wednesday afternoons at 13:00* throughout the academic year.
  • Online Open Days
    Join us at our Online Open Days on the first Wednesday of the month.
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