BA English and History
You gain familiarity with the practices of working at degree level in both subjects. In English, you are introduced to the study of language and modern literature in core English modules; you may also be able to choose a module introducing either medieval studies or drama. In History, you will take Learning History, a skill and methodology based core module, where the emphasis is on reflecting on the nature of history as a discipline and developing the skills required for the writing and debating of history. You will also choose from a range of options covering European and world history.
Reflecting on and developing year one studies in English, you take a core module in literary theory, and then, based on the options previously taken, can choose further modules in English language, modern literary culture, medieval studies and/or performance analysis. The History core module is Exploring Historiography, intended to develop independence of mind and critical abilities, which involves planning, researching and writing a 5,000-word analysis of the historiography of a topic of your choice. You will also choose from a range of optional modules in different areas of History.
You choose from a wide range of final year option modules enabling you to specialise in key areas of English Studies. You may also choose to undertake a dissertation if you wish to do so. In History, you will select a special subject, focusing on a specialised area of history, and one optional module.