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BA English Literature and History (3 years)
Explore over a thousand years of literature and history, from Anglo-Saxon to the present day.

BA English Literature and History (3 years) / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
BA (Hons)
3 Years
Typical A-level offer

A*AA, to include both History and English Literature; the A* must be in one or other of those subjects (English Language and Literature will be also accepted in lieu of English Literature, but we will not accept English Language alone).

General Studies is welcomed but will not form part of the offer.

Typical International Baccalaureate offer
37 points overall (core points accepted), including 7,6 points in History and English Literature (either subject can be the 7) at Higher level, plus 6 in a further Higher Level subject.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Course overview

  • You are interested not only in exploring the relationship between literature and history, but also in the historicity of texts and the textuality of history.
  • You are interested in studying over one thousand years of writing in English, engaging with literary and cultural theory, studying texts in their historical contexts and reflecting on different cultures and traditions.
  • You are interested in a wide range of historical periods, from ancient times to the late 20th century
  • You want a course that develops your critical thinking, research, time management, written and oral communication skills.
  • You are looking for passionate and committed teachers at the cutting edge of their subjects

Open days

The University holds Open Days regularly (usually June, September and October) where you have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about the facilities and courses we offer.

On this day you will find out more about the School and its resources, and meet members of academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2018 will be £9,250. Future inflationary increases may also be applied to each subsequent year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be £18,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
Sian Moseley
+44 (0)161 275 3107
Academic department overview

See: About us

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