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English Literature and History BA (Hons)

Durham University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    University College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Joint Honours in English and History is a cross-disciplinary course, which develops and assesses skills that are common to both disciplines alongside others that are specific to each. The course offers you the opportunity to acquire a range of both literary-critical and historical knowledge, develops the ability to deploy and contextualise a number of subject-specific skills in each discipline, and locates these skills and forms of knowledge in relation to one another.**Year 1**In the first year, you will take three modules in English Literature and three modules in History.**Optional modules in English:** Introduction to Drama / Introduction to the Novel / Introduction to Poetry / Romance and the Literature of Chivalry / Myth and Epic of the North / English: Language, Use, Theory / Classical and Biblical Backgrounds to English Literature.**Optional modules in History (previous examples include):** Beyond the Northlands: The Vikings and their World / Decline and Crisis: Europe 1300-1500 / Early Modern England: A Social History / Society and Culture in China under Ming and Qing Dynasties / Reformation Europe / The Century of Revolution / Making History / The Birth of Western Society, 300-1050 ADPlease note that the list of optional modules available in any year will vary depending on available teaching staff. The lists above provide an example of the type of modules which may be offered.**Study Abroad**You may apply to study abroad for an additional year between Levels 2 and 3 (transferring from BA Hons in English Literature and History to BA Hons English Literature and History with a Year Abroad). Supported by the International Office and the Department’s International Co-ordinator, you can put yourself forward for the following study abroad options:**The Overseas Exchange programme**: university-wide links with institutions in North America, the Far East, Australasia, and so on). A list of the University’s current partners is available here:**The Erasmus programme** (Departmental link maintained with universities in EU countries). For more information on this course, please see our website.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,730per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A level : A*AA

Specific subjects/grades required for entry:English Literature at grade A or English - Language & Literature at grade A.History at grade A.Specific subjects excluded for entry:General Studies and Critical Thinking.Information:Applicants taking Science A-levels that include a practical component will be required to take and pass this as a condition of entry. This refers only to English A Levels.

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University information

Durham University

  • University League Table

    7th

  • Campus address

    Durham University, The Palatine Centre, Stockton Road, Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, England

By inspiring students to do outstanding things at Durham, the university believes they will do outstanding things in the world.
Durham's famous cathedral and castle are at the heart of the city – and the heart of the university – forming a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Beyond studies, Durham offers a student experience and college life that is truly unique.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 106 2

    3rd out of 93

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    197 96%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    4th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    58th

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    198 95%

    2nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    39th

    10

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