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.
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.
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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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.Schedule IELTS
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Minimum required score (Grade B2):
C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
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