Art, Media and American Studies

BA HISTORY OF ART AND LITERATURE

Key details 

BA HISTORY OF ART AND LITERATURE

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
VQ32
Entry Requirements
AAB including English Literature
Duration (years)
3

Assessment for Year 1

You won’t sit any formal examinations. Instead, in each year you’ll be assessed on written coursework, usually in the form of essays, presentations, critiques, posters, exhibition catalogues to name only a few. Our assessment methods have been developed to measure your skills, but also to aid your learning.  
In your first year, assessment will be aimed at cultivating the skills of close analysis and critical thinking you will need throughout the degree.  
 
To prepare for coursework, you'll receive feedback on pieces of 'formative' work from your tutors, e.g. in one-to-one tutorials. Detailed written feedback on assessed work will be provided on your assessed work, after it has been carefully marked and moderated. As your first year does not count toward your overall degree result, it's the perfect opportunity to experiment and take risks. 
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Assessment for Year 2

In your second year, you will have more autonomy over the way you respond to your assessment prompts, devising your own essay topics and further developing your perspective as an art historian and literary critic. On the literature side, while essay writing remains the cornerstone of your degree work, you might also submit podcasts, videos, exhibition plans, or a book design. 
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Assessment for Year 3

In your final year, you’ll choose three modules which involve close engagement with advanced topics in literature and art history. You might, for example, choose to study public art in relation to literature and the politics of memory, or combine an exploration of art and states of mind with writing about religion. Literature modules currently on offer cover subjects such as children’s literature and crime fiction, Shakespeare and philosophy, feminist writing, and race, writing, and identity in post-war Britain. You’ll also write an extended essay in which you’ll explore a topic of your own choice through a combined literary and art-historical perspective. 
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Register interest   
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Assessment for Year 1

You won’t sit any formal examinations. Instead, in each year you’ll be assessed on written coursework, usually in the form of essays, presentations, critiques, posters, exhibition catalogues to name only a few. Our assessment methods have been developed to measure your skills, but also to aid your learning.  
In your first year, assessment will be aimed at cultivating the skills of close analysis and critical thinking you will need throughout the degree.  
 
To prepare for coursework, you'll receive feedback on pieces of 'formative' work from your tutors, e.g. in one-to-one tutorials. Detailed written feedback on assessed work will be provided on your assessed work, after it has been carefully marked and moderated. As your first year does not count toward your overall degree result, it's the perfect opportunity to experiment and take risks. 
Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 2

In your second year, you will have more autonomy over the way you respond to your assessment prompts, devising your own essay topics and further developing your perspective as an art historian and literary critic. On the literature side, while essay writing remains the cornerstone of your degree work, you might also submit podcasts, videos, exhibition plans, or a book design. 
Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 3

In your final year, you’ll choose three modules which involve close engagement with advanced topics in literature and art history. You might, for example, choose to study public art in relation to literature and the politics of memory, or combine an exploration of art and states of mind with writing about religion. Literature modules currently on offer cover subjects such as children’s literature and crime fiction, Shakespeare and philosophy, feminist writing, and race, writing, and identity in post-war Britain. You’ll also write an extended essay in which you’ll explore a topic of your own choice through a combined literary and art-historical perspective. 
Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

AAB including English Literature

T Levels

Not accepted

BTEC

DDD alongside grade B in A-Level English Literature. Excludes BTEC Public Services, Uniformed Services and Business Administration

Scottish highers

AAAAA including English Literature

Scottish highers advanced

BBC including English Literature

Irish leaving certificate

4 subjects at H2, 2 subjects at H3 including English Literature

Access course

Access to Humanities & Social Sciences pathway. Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 36 credits at Level 3 including 12 credits in English Literature and Merit in 9 credits at Level 3

European Baccalaureate

80% including 7 in English Literature

International Baccalaureate

33 points including 5 in HL English

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Additional entry requirements

We welcome and value a wide range of alternative qualifications.  If you have a qualification which is not listed here, please contact us via Admissions Enquiries

If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes such as BA History of Art with a Foundation Year or BA English Literature with a Foundation Year 

Important note 

Once enrolled onto your course at UEA, your progression and continuation (which may include your eligibility for study abroad, overseas experience, placement or year in industry opportunities) is contingent on meeting the assessment requirements which are relevant to the course on which you are enrolled. 

International Requirements

We accept many international qualifications for entry to this course. View our International Students pages for specific information about your country. 

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):   

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) for year 1 entry  

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components) for year 2 entry    

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of example qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:   

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time.  

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.  

Intakes

This course is open to UK and International applicants. The annual intake is in September each year.  
Course Reference Number: 6775412

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

See our Tuition Fees page for further information. 

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Course related costs

You may need to pay some additional costs for optional field trips, which are subsidised by the department. You will also need to pay some costs for the field trip to Venice in the second year if you choose that option. 

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs. 

Course Reference Number: 6775412

How to Apply

Apply for this course through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS), using UCAS Hub.  

UCAS Hub is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. 

Your application does not have to be completed all at once. Register or sign in to UCAS to get started.  

Once you submit your completed application, UCAS will process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges. 

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14. 

View our guide to applying through UCAS for useful tips, key dates and further information: 

How to apply through UCAS 

Course Reference Number: 6775412
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
VQ32
Entry Requirements
AAB including English Literature
Duration (years)
3
Study word and image in unison and gain a deeper understanding of the intertwined histories of art and literature. You’ll encounter the most significant periods and movements of European, British and American art and literature. At the same time, you’ll broaden your horizons by exploring the arts of other cultures, including those of the Pacific, Africa and the Americas.
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