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Liverpool John Moores University

History and English Literature with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: V101

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 Subject specific requirements: Grade C in English Literature, English Language, or English Language & Literature Is general studies acceptable? Yes Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Access to HE Diploma

M:24,P:21

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: At least 24 Merits and 21 Passes, including English at Level 3, or any other combination that equates to 72 UCAS Tariff points in a relevant subject

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 72 UCAS points to include studies in language and literature at Higher Level (HL)

Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Grades / subjects required: 72 UCAS points to include H4 in English

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: Accepted in combination with A2 English Literature, English Language or English Language & Literature grade C

UCAS Tariff

72

An enthusiasm for the study of both History and English. Demonstrate a willingness to take on new ideas about and new perspectives on History and English, as well as a desire to seek out evidence to support such fresh perspectives. An awareness of History as a discipline. Desire in finding out about the societies and ideas that produce and infuse English. Hence, if you have a love of history and literature, an enquiring mind and a desire to engage in debate and argument about the past and the nature of the contemporary world then we will be very happy to receive an application from you. ​Applications are welcomed from mature and non-standard applicants, who will be considered on an individual basis. These applicants may be required to submit an essay and/or attend an interview, and should demonstrate potential and motivation and/or have relevant experience. International applications will be considered in line with UK qualifications.

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time including foundation year | 2018

Subjects

History

English studies

Studying BA (Hons) History and English Literature at Liverpool John Moores University will provide you with an opportunity to not only discover the past but also how past and present is recorded in a variety of sources including novels, visual sources, films and poetry. - Taught by a passionate team of academics- In 2016 National Student Survey 98% of our students agreed that 'staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching'- Teaching from leading academics who have written scholarly works on topics ranging from American foreign policy to sport in the Soviet Union, through to Sherlock Holmes and Irish rock music- Emphasis on transferrable skills throughout the degree and specially devised employability modules that enable you to work closely with archives, heritage organisations and schools- A broad range of module topics that includes Britain, Ireland, Europe, Japan, Palestine and sub-Saharan Africa.Foundation Year The Foundation Year is ideal if you have the interest and ability to study for a degree, but do not have the qualifications to enter directly onto the History and English Literature honours degree programme yet. Once you pass the Foundation Year (level 3) you will progress directly onto the first year of the honours degree. If you are a full-time UK student, you will qualify for student financial support for the full duration of your course (subject to eligibility criteria).

Modules

Level 3
•Preparing for Success: Academic Skills
•Investigating Liverpool
•War: Conflict in the Arts & Humanities
•Peace: The Pursuit of Harmony in the Arts & Humanities

Level 4
•Modern European History: Myth, Memory and the Uses of the past
•Reading English
•Literary & Cultural theory
•Practices of History
•Literature in Context: Britain in the 1950s
•The American Age: People Politics and Power

Level 5
The following options are typically offered:
•Global France, Empire and Society in Modern French History
•The Soviet Experiment, 1917 – 1991
•Colonial Africa, 1880-1994
•The Making of Modern Britons: Identity and Community 1901 to 1964
•Gendering the Past
•Ireland, 1690-1920
•The International Crisis, 1919 – 1939
•From Shogun to Showdown: Japan, 1853 – 1941
•Prison Voices: Crime, Conviction and Confession, c. 1700-1900
•Modernism and Modernity
•Romanticism: Revolution, Reaction and Representation
•Postcolonial Writing: Power, Art & Protest
•Body, Mind and Soul: Seventeenth Century Literature and Culture
•Relating Gender: Fiction from the 19th Century to the Present
•Stage Worlds: Early Modern Drama & Culture

Level 6
The following options are typically offered:
•English Dissertation
•Professional Studies: Work-based learning
•Dissertation in History
•End of Empire: Historiographical and Southeast Asian Perspectives
•The Rise and Fall of Nazi Entertainment
•British Newspaper History 1855-1986:' Wholesale and Harmless Entertainment'?
•Independent Study in History
•Israel / Palestine in Context
•Queer Britain
•Victorian Cities
•International Fieldwork in History
•Celebration and Commemoration in Irish History
•Transitions: identities in the Interwar Years
•Interpreting conflict in post-colonial Africa
•Living with Defeat: France and the Second World War, History and Legacies
•The Soviet Experience, 1917 - 1991
•Post-Millennial British Fiction
•Laws of War
•Vamps and Villains: Exploring Gothic Fiction
•Writing Lives: Collaborative Research Project – The Archive of Working-Class Writing
•English Independent Study
•Race in America
•Writing the Real: Contemporary Non-Fiction
•Terrorism and Modern Literature

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

We acknowledge that all students perform differently depending on the way they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods. Half of your assessments will be coursework in the form of essays, portfolios, short written pieces, independent studies and dissertations. The rest of your assessment is by seen and unseen exam. Exam questions are available two weeks before the start of seen exams so you have the chance to prepare fully for them.

Your tutors will provide feedback on coursework assessments within 15 days of submission via Canvas, face-to-face or as written comments. We believe constructive feedback is vital in helping you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,050
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

88%
high
History
84%
med
English studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

English studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,632
low
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

History is a very popular subject (although numbers have fallen of late) — in 2015, over 10,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs, and consequently history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many — probably most — jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, human resources, marketing, PR and events management, as well as the more obvious roles in education, welfare and the arts. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, and politics were also popular postgraduate courses.

English studies (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,800
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
94%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2015, more than 11,000 students graduated with English degrees - although this does represent a fall from recent years. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job in science or engineering (computing is a different matter - it's not common but good language skills can be useful in the computing industry). There's little difference in outcomes between English language and English literature degrees, so don't worry and choose the one that suits you best. More English grads took another postgraduate course when they finished their degree than grads from any other subject - this is an important option. Teacher training was a common choice of second degree, as was further study of English, and journalism courses. But many English graduates changed course and trained in law, marketing or other languages -or even subjects further afield such as computing, psychology and even nursing. This is a very flexible degree which gives you a lot of options

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

English studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£22k

£22k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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