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History and English Language and Linguistics (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #368 (QS) ,
Any study of history engages a natural human curiosity about the past. Studying the History and English Language and Linguistics (Hons) at University of Kent, you develop a broad understanding of changes the world has undergone, and how language powers our understanding.

About

In the History and English Language and Linguistics (Hons) at University of Kent you explore both the structure of language and its relationship with culture, society, and the mind. 

A broad choice of theoretical topics encompasses such areas as syntax, phonetics and phonology, morphology, sociolinguistics, language acquisition, semantics, pragmatics, literary stylistics and critical and cultural theory.

 Modules in language learning and teaching, creative and media writing, and language and media have a more vocational focus.

The School of History is one of the leading History departments in the country, recognised for its research excellence, flexible programmes and quality teaching. The diverse topics you encounter may include anything from the Crusades to the Cold War; from the impact of science on 19th-century culture to the totalitarian regimes of Stalin’s Russia and Hitler’s Third Reich.

Language is fundamental to everything we do: it helps us communicate ideas, express our feelings, persuade, and present ourselves to different audiences. English Language and Linguistics is therefore an ideal complement to subjects where an understanding of how language works is important.

Careers

Graduate destinations

The programme prepares students for a wide range of careers in areas including:

  • advertising
  • journalism and professional writing
  • broadcasting and the media
  • management and administration
  • the law
  • public relations
  • marketing and sales
  • publishing
  • teaching at all levels
  • the museums and heritage sector
  • commerce and banking
  • the civil or diplomatic services.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      3 years full-time (4 with a year abroad/placement year)
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Making History: Theory and Practice 
  • The Structure of Language 
  • Sounds of English 
  • Foundations of Linguistics 
  • Modern British History
  • New Worlds,Renaissance and Reformations: Early Modern Europe (1450-1600)
  • Ten Technologies That Made Us Modern
  • A Global History of Empires: 1500-1850

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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 level: BBB including grade B in History, Classics-Ancient History or Classics-Classical Civilisation
  • Access to HE Diploma: The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. 
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma): The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances. 
  • International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall or 15 points at HL, including History 5 at HL or 6 at SL

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15700 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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Part-time: 

  • UK/EU: £4625
  • Overseas: £7850

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.

Funding

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies.  

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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