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English and Art History (with a study abroad year) (Hons)

48 months
23175 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Explore how literature and the visual arts shape our culture and society with English and Art History (with a study abroad year) (Hons) degree provided by University of Sussex.


About this Degree

We offer a bold, forward-thinking curriculum that allows you to study a thousand years of literature in new and progressive ways. Offering a distinctive approach to a radical breadth of literary texts has made us one of the UK's most respected and exciting English departments.

Studying English and Art History (with a study abroad year) (Hons) at University of Sussex you'll experiment with writing and learn about its ability to transform the world we live in. You also explore a wide range of visual material – from painting and architecture to sculpture and dress. Our engaged and passionate tutors will guide you through each year of your degree.

You benefit from our fantastic campus facilities including the Art History Lab and the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, and exceptional links with galleries and museums including Tate Modern and the V&A.

You also have the opportunity to apply for a year studying abroad.


 English is multidisciplinary and flexible. Art History is a practical humanities subject. Studying them together gives you transferable skills in critical analysis, research, communication, independent thinking and problem-solving. You’ll also understand how visual culture works – an essential skill in an image-saturated society.

You can use your English and Art History degree to go on to postgraduate study, or for careers in fields such as:

  • the arts, libraries and archives
  • PR, media and journalism
  • teaching and higher education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Capital Culture: Money, Commerce and Writing
  • Class, Culture and Contemporary Writing
  • Islam, Literature and the 'West'
  • Mediterranean Fantasies: Revivals and Utopias, 1919-1939
  • Posthuman/Premodern
  • Psychoanalysis and Modernism
  • Sex and the City: The Origins of Modernism in Britain 1870-1910
  • Special Author: Virginia Woolf

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • International Baccalaureate: 30 -32 points overall from the full IB Diploma.
  • Higher Level subjects must include English.
  • European Baccalaureate: Overall result of at least 75% to 77%.
  • Successful applicants will need to achieve a final mark of at least 8/10 in English.
  • A-levels must include English Literature or the combined A-level in English Language and Literature
  • You should have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.
  • We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer.  We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23175 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23175 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Brighton

815 - 1383 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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