History and English (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

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Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 12/10/2018

Studying History and English will provide you with a learning experience that will be challenging and highly rewarding. This course will develop your ability to understand and analyse literary texts and to have a true understanding of the historical context in which they are set. You will be actively engaged with the course through field trips to historical sites and will be introduced to a fascinating range of literary texts and periods, allowing you to develop your skills as a thinker, reader, writer and critic.

Course

Highlights

  • Volunteering opportunities.
  • Optional work placements available.
  • Active academics that are published in their field.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Work Experience

Placement opportunities (Work Based Learning) and volunteering posts are available as part of the Second Year HIS2003 Research Skills module which is available to all Joint History and English undergraduates.

Course Details

Whether you’re passionate about Shakespeare, Dickens or Toni Morrison, this course is designed to enthuse and inspire you whilst broadening your knowledge and understanding of English Literature and History.

In the History modules, you will study a wide range of topics and can tailor it to your own individual interests and ensure that they complement the content of the English modules you may chose. A research practice module will sharpen your skills in the second stage while the final stage allows you to take specialist modules, in which you work with tutors on your own specialist research areas.

Read more…

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Students who have studied with us have gone on to a wide range of careers, including: teaching, postgraduate study, adult education, social work training, marketing, editorial work with major publishers, librarianship, bookselling, management trainee schemes with large companies and local government.

Careers for historians are those open to arts and humanities graduates generally, such as the heritage sector, public employment, social work, teaching, law and business. An increasing number who have included History in their degrees progress to postgraduate study and research for its own sake or as part of a career progression.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants would normally be expected to hold an English Literature or Language A Level at grade C, or an equivalent qualification.

You do not need to have studied History at A or AS level, but many entrants take GCSE or post-16 History. To study History, you need an open mind towards the past and a willingness to read widely and to cope with different interpretations.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

Course Content

You will encounter important genres (such as poetry and fiction) and writers (from Charles Dickens and the Bronte’s to Oscar Wilde) as well as explore the development of English Literature from the end of the Second World War to the present day.

  • The Holocaust: Sources and Contexts (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: HIS1008
    Core Module Y
  • Themes and Perspectives in History (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: HIS121
    Core Module Y
  • Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: France from 1789 (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: HIS1020
    Core Module Y
  • Writing the Present: Post-War & Contemporary British Literature (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: LIT1028
    Core Module Y
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: LIT1029
    Core Module Y
  • Language & Creativity (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: LIT1035
    Core Module Y

Module information is quoted for 16/17 currently. The course modules for 17/18 will be confirmed in Spring, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • Work-based learning (placements) opporunities.
  • Flexible schedule for volunteering posts.
  • All our History and English lecturers are active, publishing researchers in their specialist fields.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

History MA

English – Contemporary Literature MA

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Joint Honours Study

We offer so many courses, it can be hard to choose just one. With a Joint Honours degree, you can study two courses, whether they are closely related or completely different. Depending on how much time you want to spend on each subject, your degree may emphasise one subject more than the other, which is a major and minor programme. Alternatively, you can study your subjects equally, resulting in a joint degree.

Please visit our Joint Honours page for more information on Joint Honours courses and available Joint Honours combinations.


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Updated 12/10/2018

  • Studying History and English will provide you with a learning experience that will be challenging and highly rewarding. This course will develop your ability to understand and analyse literary texts and to have a true understanding of the historical context in which they are set. You will be actively engaged with the course through field trips to historical sites and will be introduced to a fascinating range of literary texts and periods, allowing you to develop your skills as a thinker, reader, writer and critic.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Volunteering opportunities.
    • Optional work placements available.
    • Active academics that are published in their field.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Whether you’re passionate about Shakespeare, Dickens or Toni Morrison, this course is designed to enthuse and inspire you whilst broadening your knowledge and understanding of English Literature and History.

    In the History modules, you will study a wide range of topics and can tailor it to your own individual interests and ensure that they complement the content of the English modules you may chose. A research practice module will sharpen your skills in the second stage while the final stage allows you to take specialist modules, in which you work with tutors on your own specialist research areas.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Work Experience

    Placement opportunities (Work Based Learning) and volunteering posts are available as part of the Second Year HIS2003 Research Skills module which is available to all Joint History and English undergraduates.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Students who have studied with us have gone on to a wide range of careers, including: teaching, postgraduate study, adult education, social work training, marketing, editorial work with major publishers, librarianship, bookselling, management trainee schemes with large companies and local government.

      Careers for historians are those open to arts and humanities graduates generally, such as the heritage sector, public employment, social work, teaching, law and business. An increasing number who have included History in their degrees progress to postgraduate study and research for its own sake or as part of a career progression.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants would normally be expected to hold an English Literature or Language A Level at grade C, or an equivalent qualification.

    You do not need to have studied History at A or AS level, but many entrants take GCSE or post-16 History. To study History, you need an open mind towards the past and a willingness to read widely and to cope with different interpretations.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • You will encounter important genres (such as poetry and fiction) and writers (from Charles Dickens and the Bronte’s to Oscar Wilde) as well as explore the development of English Literature from the end of the Second World War to the present day.

    • The Holocaust: Sources and Contexts (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: HIS1008
      Core Module Y
    • Themes and Perspectives in History (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: HIS121
      Core Module Y
    • Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: France from 1789 (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: HIS1020
      Core Module Y
    • Writing the Present: Post-War & Contemporary British Literature (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: LIT1028
      Core Module Y
    • Nineteenth-Century Literature (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: LIT1029
      Core Module Y
    • Language & Creativity (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: LIT1035
      Core Module Y

    Module information is quoted for 16/17 currently. The course modules for 17/18 will be confirmed in Spring, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      History MA

      English – Contemporary Literature MA

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • We offer so many courses, it can be hard to choose just one. With a Joint Honours degree, you can study two courses, whether they are closely related or completely different. Depending on how much time you want to spend on each subject, your degree may emphasise one subject more than the other, which is a major and minor programme. Alternatively, you can study your subjects equally, resulting in a joint degree.

    Please visit our Joint Honours page for more information on Joint Honours courses and available Joint Honours combinations.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour