History and English and American Literature (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • English (book IELTS)


Our English programmes cover traditional areas (such as Shakespeare or Dickens) and also allow you to examine American literature to gain a broader perspective on literature written in English. You are also given the opportunity to explore creative writing and recent developments in literary theory.

Within History you examine a wide range of sources and study varied historical opinion on subjects spanning different periods and regions – with areas of expertise including English and American History.

Independent rankings

History at Kent was ranked 13th in The Guardian University Guide 2018. In the National Student Survey 2017, 91% of our History students were satisfied with the overall quality of their course. 

History at Kent was ranked 12th in The Times Good University Guide 2018 and 14th in The Complete University Guide 2018. Of History students who graduated in 2016, 96% were in work or further study within six months (DLHE).

English and Creative Writing at Kent was ranked 7th in The Guardian University Guide 2018 and Creative Writing was ranked 12th in The Complete University Guide 2018. In the National Student Survey 2017, 92% of our English students were satisfied with the quality of teaching. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date September
  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    180 ECTS Total Kent credits: 360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

For indicative modules and course structure please visit the course website. You may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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.

    Book IELTS

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Typical requirements are listed on our website. Students offering alternative qualifications should contact us for further advice. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15200 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Part-time EU/Home £4625 Non EU £7600

Living costs for Canterbury

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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