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English and History (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #417 (QS) ,
If you love reading and interrogating literature, and are also interested in the historical context of its creation, BA English and History (Hons), offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, is a course that will help you combine these passions.

About

Why study BA English and History (Hons) at Goldsmiths, University of London?

  • You’ll look at how texts represented and defined the attitudes of their time, and how they challenged or shocked the readers of the past. You’ll learn to respect the power of the written word, and understand its potential for both positive and negative impacts.
  • The best way to understand any words on a page is to understand the culture and society in which they were written. By studying both the texts themselves, and the history behind them, you’ll go beyond the boundaries of the text; understanding what you read as part of a wider discourse. 
  • You’ll be able to choose a range of modules from both English and History. In the final year, you’ll bring the two disciplines together with a dissertation that interrogates the literature we’ve studied and uses it to answer a historical question that has piqued your interest.
  • Our optional History at Work module gives you the chance to learn about working as a historian.
  • You’ll gain important skills including the ability to analyse and evaluate texts, spot biases, write summaries and draw evidence-based conclusions. The course is particularly useful for any career that involves analysing  or processing large amounts of information.

Careers

Our degrees open up a wide range of careers by developing critical and analytical skills, proficiency in assessing evidence, the clear expression of ideas, and the ability to bring together insights from a range of subjects – all of which are attractive to a variety of employers. You learn to solve problems, to think critically and creatively, and to communicate with clarity.

Our graduates have a good employment record: professions include publishing, journalism, PR, teaching, advertising, civil service, business and industry, European Union private sector management and personnel work, and the media.

History at Work

History at Work is an exciting and innovative new initiative which offers some second and third year students taking History single and joint honours programmes the chance to apply their academic skills within the workplace.

Students spend one day a week over one term undertaking a project within a museum, archive or library: places which collect, process and present the 'raw material' of history. These organisations include the Wellcome Library, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, London Transport Museum and the V&A Museum of Childhood.

The project might involve archiving, conservation, building an exhibition, or developing a public engagement project. Students will be invited to apply for places on the programme each February. It should give students a great chance to test out their career ideas, develop skills and increase their employability.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • You can still apply up to 30 June
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      • 4-6 years part-time
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts and Methods in History
  • Literature of the Victorian Period
  • Approaches to Text

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • A-level: BBB
  • BTEC: DDM
  • International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655 
  • Access: Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject-specific modules
  • Scottish qualifications: BBBBC (Higher) or BBC (Advanced Higher)
  • European Baccalaureate: 75%, preferably including English
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H2 H2
Additional requirements
  • Grade B in A-level English Literature (or Language and Literature) is required; A-level General Studies is not accepted. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14330 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Home/EU - part-time: £4625

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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