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English Studies and History BA (Hons)

University of Stirling

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    11-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

From books and magazines to email and the Internet, texts are all around us. As texts of all kinds become more prominent and powerful in our lives, the ability to analyse them and appreciate their often elusive meanings becomes more highly prized. The English Studies degree at Stirling will enable you to recognise ideology and bias, and see through the spin of cultural and political debate. You’ll refine your ability to think and write clearly – valuable skills in many careers and professions. Our graduates are well prepared in these transferable skills and have an excellent success rate in finding rewarding employment in many fields.The English Studies degree at Stirling introduces students to the critical and theoretical study of English, Scottish and American literature. Students have the opportunity to engage with texts from a broad range of historical periods, from the Middle Ages to the present day. There is also a language pathway through the degree, allowing you to study modules in language and linguistics in each semester. If you really want to get a handle on the modern world, it is essential to understand the past. How did America become a superpower? Would women have got the right to vote without struggle? Why do people empower authoritarian leaders? How does climate shape society? History at Stirling allows you to explore these and many other pressing questions, guided by a committed team of historians passionate about their subjects. You will develop your knowledge of the world while acquiring intellectual and personal skills much in demand in the labour market. Stirling is different: in the context of a friendly department with approachable staff, we offer a unique breadth and chronological depth of options at honours level. We offer a range of courses on American, African, European, British and Scottish history that only few other (and much larger) institutions can match. You will explore reform and revolution, war, ideas, social movements, historical figures, race, gender, religion, democracy, the environment. In addition, thanks to the flexibility of Stirling’s academic programmes, you can study history in combination with other subjects, such as education, politics, languages, media studies and many more. The first two years provide the strong foundations that any student of history needs, while years three and four allow you to choose from an ample selection of country and thematic specialisms.

Application deadline

25 January

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University information

University of Stirling

  • University League Table

    50th

  • Campus address

    University of Stirling, Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, Scotland

The University of Stirling's 330-acre campus is conveniently located in the heart of Scotland and offers excellent facilities.
A diverse and welcoming community of staff and students across the university represent more than 120 countries around the world.
The University of Stirling offers a broad range of scholarships and funding opportunities designed to support international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 100 10

    40th out of 91 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    166 80%

    10th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    7th

    48
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    33rd

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    169 86%

    11th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    44.0 44%

    79th

    28
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    35th

    4

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