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BA in History/English Literature (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , History

Course Description

In choosing to study the joint honours History and English Literature Degree at Aberystwyth University you will have the opportunity to combine two highly stimulating academic subjects. The History and English Literature degree will allow you to immerse yourself in a broad range of historical periods, complemented by the study of literary texts from medieval times through to modern. Graduates of our History and English Literature Degree are increasingly sought after by employers for their highly-developed research, analysis, team-work and communications abilities.

  • History has been taught in Aberystwyth since 1872, making our department the oldest in Wales and one of the foremost in Britain.
  • We offer you opportunities to engage with a wide variety of approaches to literature and cultural history, combining critical thinking with scholarship.
  • The department is home to New Welsh Review, Wales’ foremost literary magazine - this could be an exciting opportunity for you to get involved.
  • You will have the opportunity to explore literary theory - philosophical and conceptual ideas that inform, challenge and problematize the ways we read.
  • Our degrees are innovative ensuring you can get the best qualification. Our subject areas range from early to modern history, political history, social history, economic and cultural history.
  • Take on a new adventure and explore corners of the World through our exciting exchange placements. 
  • You will be immersed in a supportive community of creative and critical thinkers, literary experts, and published scholars from every field.

In choosing to study the joint honours History and English Literature Degree at Aberystwyth University you will have the opportunity to combine two highly stimulating academic subjects. The History and English Literature degree will allow you to immerse yourself in a broad range of historical periods, complemented by the study of literary texts from medieval times through to modern. Graduates...

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Course Content

In your first year you may discover:

  • Historical skills, new methods and periods;
  • New techniques for approaching literary texts;
  • Key figures from literary history;
  • Skills in comparative analysis;
  • New reading strategies.

In your second year you may explore:

  • Historical method- which enables you to explore the meaning, methods and writing of history have changed over time;
  • Historian’s craft;
  • Theoretical approaches to the practice of literary criticism;
  • Core text from medieval period through to the twentieth century.

In your third year you may study:

  • Elizabethan drama;
  • Modern ghost stories;
  • American Literature;
  • Wales under the Tudors;
  • Victorian culture and society;
  • Independent research project.

In your first year you may discover: Historical skills, new methods and periods; New techniques for approaching literary texts; Key figures from literary history; Skills in comparative analysis; New reading strategies. In your second year you may...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120

A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in an English related subject

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM with a specified subject

International Baccalaureate:
30-28 with 5 points in an English related subject at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in an English related subject

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in an English related subject GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh BTEC National Diploma: DDM-DMM with a specified subject International Baccalaureate: 30-28 with 5...

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Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through essays, exams and oral presentation. You will also be required to complete additional, non-assessed, assignments and to work with others on particular tasks.

You will be assessed through essays, exams and oral presentation. You will also be required to complete additional, non-assessed, assignments and to work with others on particular tasks.