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English Literature and History BA (Hons)

York St John University

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The pairing of English Literature and History develops skills in critical thinking and analysis in response to a range of different types of texts. History is beneficial as a mode of engagement and inquiry in relation to literary texts, and literature can help historians to analyse the past. You might find yourself referring to historical sources as part of your literary studies, as well as reading literary works as a way of developing your understanding of history. Studied together, these subjects allow students to gain a detailed understanding of the written word in all its forms, from historical sources and documents to contemporary literary texts.English LiteratureIn English Literature, our philosophy is simple: words matter. Words shape the world we live in (books can and have changed the world) and the connections between the written page and the concerns of the ‘real’ world are a crucial part of the programme. Overall, the degree will enable you to develop your expertise as a reader and critic of a range of literary materials, whilst also supporting you in the development of a portfolio of professional skills which will aid you in the wider job market. As you become adept at independent learning, you will become a more sophisticated reader of texts, and you will find that your confidence as a writer and as a critic will increase as your degree progresses. English Literature is a rich and vibrant area of study. At York St John University, we are a dynamic, engaged, and research-active team who are committed to providing our students with cutting-edge education. By studying English Literature, you will have the opportunity to learn about a range of different genres, historical periods, and literary forms.HistoryOn the History programme, you will experience a wide range of teaching methods and techniques. From lectures and interactive workshops to seminars with other students, we encourage both independent and collaborative learning. In class contact time, you will examine arguments made by historians and the key debates between them. You will interrogate primary sources in print and in other media. You will learn how to advance your own arguments and think critically about the past. There are also opportunities to go on field trips within the historic city of York and beyond, to uncover the past in fantastic archives and the built environment all around us.The History programme at York St John University offers a diverse range of modules, from medieval to modern history, with global scope. Studying history is not simply to understand the events of the past. Our team actively encourages your critical thinking and analytical skills to develop your abilities as an independent historian.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,750per year

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

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 96 - 112


University information

York St John University

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  • Campus address

    York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, York, YO31 7EX, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    95th out of 106 3

    92nd out of 93 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    99 48%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    92 44%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    49 49%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%



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