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English with History BA (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Enrich your study of English literature across six centuries by exploring the history behind it. Find out how writers are influenced by the times they live in, and how they affect history by shaping our cultural, political and moral values. Be empowered to read, think and write critically and creatively. You will have a wide choice of modules and the cross-disciplinary nature of the course will broaden your perspectives, preparing you for an interesting and fulfilling career path.Enhance your learning through the history department's close relationship with Plymouth’s wider history community, giving you free access to lectures from world-renowned visiting historians. Boost your career prospects by working with a publishing house, literary agent, arts organisation or magazine on our work-based learning module or extra-curricular internships, and experience other cultures by studying or working abroad in either Europe or the US.* Choose from a wide variety of specialist modules, including period and cultural studies, and creative writing. You’ll be taking two thirds of your modules in English and one third in history. Your history modules will explore aspects of British, European and Global history, allowing you to make comparisons and connections with your English studies.* Receive free set texts for all core modules throughout the three years.* Benefit from assessment through coursework, with no written exams.* Boost your career prospects by working with a publishing house, literary agent, arts organisation or magazine on our work-based learning module or extra-curricular internships.* Make use of our open-door policy and talk to your lecturers in a friendly and supportive learning environment.* Learn from internationally recognised research-active staff, including published creative writers.* Experience other cultures by studying or working abroad in either Europe or the US.* Write and be published as part of INK, the English and Creative Writing student-run magazine.* Access resources at any time with the University library, open 24 hours 365 days a year, offering a vast range of electronic and print materials, including a rare books collection.* Enhance your learning through the history department's close relationship with Plymouth’s wider history community, giving you free access to lectures from world-renowned visiting historians.* Join the History Society and enjoy events and trips within a fun and supportive community, as well as getting experience in organising and coordinating events.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    70th out of 100 22

    45th out of 90 21

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    125 62%

    37th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    46.0 46%

    85th

    35
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%

    9th

    24
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    106 55%

    54th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    42nd

    35
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.52 90%

    3rd

    21

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