English Literature and History BA (Hons)

UCAS code QV31 BA/EH

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Please note that the last intake to the first year of this course was in the academic year beginning in September 2015.  The course has since been revalidated, and if you are interested in starting the first year in 2016/17 or later please follow this link to the latest version.


However, we are still considering applications for from suitably qualified applicants who may want to begin their studies in the second year.  Please contact Admissions for advice.

Do you have a passion for the past and a love of literature?

This course covers a wide range of eras, themes and places, allowing you to grow your existing knowledge of historical periods and literary specialisms.

You will be part of an environment in which cuttingedge research is undertaken by staff. You will be taught by a highly-qualified academic team who will inspire you to think critically about the two disciplines and their interconnections, while promoting a deeper understanding of the contemporary world and how it continues to be shaped by the past.

Your degree will begin with subjects ranging from approaches to 18th and 19th century literature to the making of contemporary Europe. In your second year, you will study a more diverse range of topics, including America in the 1960s and medieval thought and culture. In your final year, you will research a dissertation in an area that you find particularly fascinating and enjoyable.

Studying in the USA or Europe is also an exciting option, which has helped give this course a student satisfaction rating of 97% (National Student Survey 2014).

Employability is embedded within the course to ensure you graduate prepared for a vast range of rewarding professions.

Recent graduates have taken up careers in journalism, research and consultancy, teaching, local and central government, the heritage industry and the civil service.

97% student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2014)


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Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Humanities

Location Lipman Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2016

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