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History and English BA (Hons)

University of Oxford

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UCAS CODE: VQ13

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Jesus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

A joint degree in History and English requires students to think critically about how we define ‘history’ and ‘literature’, and about how the two disciplines interrelate and, to a large extent, overlap. Close attention is given to changing methodologies, to the nature of evidence and to styles of argument. It is assumed that historical documents are just as much ‘texts’ as poems, plays or novels, and are therefore subject to interpretation as works of narrative, rhetoric and, fundamentally, language. In turn, it is assumed that poems, plays and novels represent historically-grounded ways of interpreting a culture. Interdisciplinary study has become a thriving area in its own right as scholars have moved away from what would once have been thought of as ‘purely’ historical or literary criticism to a more comparative way of thinking about the written records of the past (including, of course, the very recent past). For more information on this course please visit ox.ac.uk/ughe.

Application deadline

15 October 2020

Tuition fees

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31,230per year

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University information

University of Oxford

  • University League Table

    2nd

  • Campus address

    University of Oxford, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2JD, England

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    / Max 100
    77 77%

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    81 81%

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