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University of East Anglia UEA

Literature and History

UCAS Code: QV31

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

including English Literature and a History related subjec

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

including an English Literature module and a History module at level 3. Humanities or Social sciences pathway preferred. Other pathways are acceptable, please contact the University directly for further information.

English Literature required and preferably History too. Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

including grade 5 in higher level English and grade 5 in a higher level History related subject. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Accepted alongside A-level English Literature at grade B or above and preferably History A-level at grade B or above. BTEC Public Services is not accepted.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

including English Literature and preferably History too. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

128

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

History

English literature

Historians and literary critics sometimes read the same documents, but they have different approaches and employ different methods of analysis: this programme gives you the opportunity to learn and experiment with both ways of reading. In learning the skills of close textual analysis and engaging with narrative form, you will become a historian with a marked sensitivity to sources and a lively and engaging writing style. As you encounter arguments about historical causality and assess conflicting accounts of historical events, you will become a literary critic with a complex grasp of the social, political and cultural contexts in which literature is produced. The two disciplines enrich each other, and the diverse range of experts here combine to deliver you a course that is both flexible and distinctive. It's up to you to set the precise balance between literature and history as your degree progresses - you might take an equal number of modules in both, or gradually specialise in one or the other discipline. Youll be taught by specialists from two world-leading UEA departments the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing and the School of History. Studying in Norwich gives you access to a city rich in historical and cultural artefacts, and vivid literary and dramatic life. This unique degree programme also offers you many opportunities to extend your studies beyond the classroom, into archives of literary and historical manuscripts, and out to sites of historical and cultural importance. **Course Structure** On this course you will explore how literature lives in and speaks to its historical moment, while bringing your analytical and close-reading skills to bear on historical texts themselves. **Year 1** In your first year you will unite your two subjects from day one. In Introduction to Cultural Studies youll hone your interdisciplinary skills by exploring 19th and 20th century literary and popular writing. In Reading Texts youll undertake close analysis of literature. And in Literature in History youll explore its historical context. Youll also be able to choose optional modules in medieval or modern history, and in specialist topics such as witchcraft or historical controversy. Or you might choose to take a module from another Humanities subject, experimenting with philosophy, languages or American studies. **Year 2** At the heart of your second year is The Writing of History module, an innovative module fostering a lively debate between your two subjects. Youll explore the similarities and differences between literary and historical approaches to the same topic, and reflect on your own creative, literary-critical and historical writing practices. Alongside this, youll choose from a range of literature and history modules on all eras from the medieval to the contemporary, alongside a wealth of specialist options, such as propaganda, women, power and politics, creative writing, journalism, and reading and writing in Elizabethan England. You can cultivate connections between your two subjects by examining the same period from each disciplinary perspective -- you might find yourself immersed in Victorian novels in an English Literature module and studying the social upheavals of the same period in a history module. **Year 3** Your third year will be all about pursuing your passions, both literary and historical. You can choose from a multitude of specialist options, which cover topics such as the making of the English landscape, the Third Reich, sixties Britain, Virgil and Chaucer, true crime and feminist writing. You also have the opportunity to undertake a dissertation, if you wish, in either literature or history. **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

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.

83%
med
History
80%
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English literature

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

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

80%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Literature in english

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

82%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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.

£19,765
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Media professionals
6%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
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

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
10%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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 literature

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

£18k

£18k

£22k

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£26k

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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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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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