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English Literature and History (Hons)

York St John University

36 months
13000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Studying the English Literature and History (Hons) course at York St John University together allows you to build your expertise in analysing the written word in all of its forms; from primary historical documents to experimental literary texts.


On our Literature modules we emphasise the importance of considering texts alongside the social, cultural and historical issues of the time. Equally, the literature of a given era can be a useful historical source in understanding that time.

You will study the history and the literature of a broad range of time periods and geographical locations. On both sides of the course we offer a lot of flexibility, with many different modules to choose from. This allows you to study the topics and themes that interest you most. In Literature we will take you beyond the traditional canon of classic works and introduce you to voices you may not have heard from before. This may include Native American writing, African American writing, prison narratives, radical poetry and LGBTQIA+ rights literature.


English Literature and History are versatile subjects which can lead to a variety of exciting career paths. This English Literature and History (Hons) course at York St John University teaches you to solve complex problems through independent critical thinking, use varied sources of information to form conclusions, and present your arguments both verbally and in writing. You will gain valuable skills in writing, analytical thinking, time management, problem solving, public speaking and more.

This degree could be the first step toward your career in:

  • Publishing
  • Journalism
  • Marketing or PR
  • Historical research
  • Heritage and Tourism
  • Archives

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Researching and Presenting the Past
  • Literary Studies 
  • Global York: A Social and Cultural History of the City
  • War and Society
  • Writing, Research and Literature
  • The Visible Past
  • People and Nature: An Environmental History
  • Empires
  • European Revolutions
  • A Century in Crisis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The minimum entry requirements for this course are:

  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) including English Language

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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