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BA (Hons) in English and History Studies

BA (Hons) English and History Studies offers you the chance to study locally for a nationally recognised and highly respected degree by enrolling as a student of the University of Lincoln, but living and studying at home.

The emphasis of the English component of this course lies in fostering the student’s ability to analyse modern literary texts in a contemporary context and to justify an individual reading. No previous formal study of drama, the novel or poetry is required, as the skills needed will be developed during the first year of the course. History may be about the past but this degree takes a modern approach, concentrating on developing the ability to deal with primary sources and to undertake analysis of areas of personal interest.

British and European History to the present day will be considered and the approach is thematic, dealing with questions such as what causes revolution or how life has changed with nineteenth century industrialisation. Again, students are encouraged to put forward their own ideas to the rest of their group.

A mature approach with reasonably sized seminar groups encourages the students to put forward their own ideas and thus increase self-confidence and communication skills.

Applications from students without the traditional A level or equivalent qualifications are particularly welcomed.

UCAS Course Code: QV3C

Course Information

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    University of Lincoln

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  • Programme Specification

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Level Four (Year 1)

  • Texts in Time, Victorian to Contemporary
  • Texts in Time, Medieval to Romantic
  • Representing the Past
  • The Social History of Medicine
  • Urban Culture
  • Problems of Historical Interpretation: The English Revolution

Level Five (Year 2)

  • Postcolonialism
  • Children’s Literature
  • Renaissance Literature
  • Early Modern Family: Households in England, 1500–1800
  • Queenship in Britain
  • Dissertations and Beyond
  • Counter Cultures of the 1960s
  • Radical Cultures, 1750–1830

Level 6 (Year 3)*

  • Gothic in Literature and Film
  • Single Author Study
  • Adaptation: Generic Transformation
  • Contemporary Fiction and Film
  • The Middle Class in Urban Britain, 1780–1900
  • Republicanism in Early Modern England, 1500–1700
  • The Enemy Within
  • Education and the State in Twentieth-Century England

* To be awarded an Honours degree, students must undertake a research project as part of their final year: either a year-long Independent Study or a semester-long Advanced Guided Study. Only a selection of the listed Level 6 modules are offered each year. Offering varies from year to year and is subject to availability.

The degree is available by full or part-time mode of study.

Students study four modules per semester: each semester comprises 12 weeks with supported assessment and there are 2 semesters each academic year.

Assessment Method

There is a focus on individual essay writing throughout the programme although there are alternative forms of assessment including presentations, primary source analyses, and take away tests.

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No previous formal study of the novel, poetry or historical study is required, as the skills needed will be developed during the first year of the course.

Applications from students without the traditional A level or equivalent qualifications are particularly welcomed.

The subject content of this degree makes it ideal for those wishing to train for a career in school teaching. There are, however, many other graduate careers such as the Civil Service, Local Government, Librarianship, Retail Management, Public Relations, Community Development, Advertising, Publishing, and Banking. These areas of work are all available upon achieving this traditionally respected degree that develops the student’s ability to communicate, organise, analyse and work well with others. Some students undertake Higher Degrees.


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To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via telephone or emailing us.

  • Course code: QV3C
  • Institution code: N64
  • Campus name: University Campus North Lincolnshire
  • Campus code: N

Apply on the Ucas website Make an enquiry Call 01724 294125

Course Fees

Your Tuition fees cover the majority of costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition and assessment).

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make or choose to pay.

Books (you will have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies).
Printing and photocopying.
If your programme includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For more information about our course fees and available financial support, visit our Higher Education Fees and Finance section

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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