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English Literature and History (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
This English Literature and History (Honours) degree offered at the University of Westminster allows you to combine the study of literary texts with the study of history. It enables you to gain a command of the social and political circumstances in which the writing of literature has taken place, as well as of the texts themselves.


The English Literature and History (Honours) course degree offered at the University of Westminster will give you the skills and knowledge to enter careers with a significant element of research, such as in broadcasting, journalism, teaching or publishing. It will also equip you with the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

You will be able to develop your knowledge and understanding of the key periods, themes, styles and techniques in literary studies, and be able to use that learning in critical form. You will also develop a substantial body of knowledge and understanding of the modern history of London, Britain and the world.

English Literature 

You will be able to study literature from a wide range of periods and genres from Shakespeare to the present day, including non-fiction texts as well as novels, poetry and drama. In the first year you will develop your skills, knowledge and confidence in literary studies in the context of our small group tutorial system. In the second and third years a wide range of option modules are offered; through these studies you will develop a deep understanding of literature and its place in British culture, and be able to relate the study of English literature to the broader context of Western history and thought.


You will have access to a wide variety of interesting modules, many of them unique to Westminster. The focus is explicitly modern, but within a very broad geographical sweep. There are core modules in modern world history. We offer options on the fascinating history of London in peace and at war, along with an extensive range of other modules on topics as wide-ranging as France in the Second World War, the US civil rights movement, the history of international organisations, Irish history and the history of  feminism. You can also take a credit-bearing internship in a museum, library or archive in London.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Blood and Iron. The Making of the Modern World Part One: 1750-1914
  • Cities: Expansion, Culture and Conflict, 1850-1939
  • Conflict and Commemoration: War and Memory in Twentieth-century Europe
  • Keywords for Literary Studies
  • English Literature and History Tutorial
  • Imperial Capital World City: London 1750-1914
  • Poetry and Politics
  • Cinema as a Source for Historians
  • Civil War to Civil Rights: USA 1850-1970
  • Democracy and Dictatorship: The Making of the Modern World 1914-1990
  • Jack the Ripper
  • English Literature/History Tutorial
  • Making Memory: Culture History and Representation
  • Monsters

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • A levels – BCC including English or at least one humanities-related subject
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points including a minimum of 5 points in Higher Level English A or 6 points in Higher English B
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma - DMM in a creative subject
  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma – DM with a humanities A Level Grade C or BC at A Level including a humanities subject plus Merit in a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma
  • Access to HE Diploma - Humanities: 45 credits at Level 3, with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points including a minimum of 5 points in Higher Level English A or 6 points in Higher English B

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13400 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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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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