Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

BA LITERATURE AND HISTORY

Key details 

BA LITERATURE AND HISTORY

Start Year
2021
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
QV31
Entry Requirements
BBB
Duration (years)
3

Assessment for Year 1

Your assessed work might include essays, project work, and presentations. All our BA English Literature modules are 100% coursework but some History modules have exams. You have the option to take a third year dissertation where you undertake in-depth study in either literature or history or their inter-relationship. You therefore graduate from this degree skilled at presenting research and ideas in many different forms. Your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

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Assessment for Year 2

Your assessed work might include essays, project work, and presentations. All our BA English Literature modules are 100% coursework but some History modules have exams. You have the option to take a third year dissertation where you undertake in-depth study in either literature or history or their inter-relationship. You therefore graduate from this degree skilled at presenting research and ideas in many different forms. Your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

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Assessment for Year 3

Your assessed work might include essays, project work, and presentations. All our BA English Literature modules are 100% coursework but some History modules have exams. You have the option to take a third year dissertation where you undertake in-depth study in either literature or history or their inter-relationship. You therefore graduate from this degree skilled at presenting research and ideas in many different forms. Your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Assessment for Year 1

Your assessed work might include essays, project work, and presentations. All our BA English Literature modules are 100% coursework but some History modules have exams. You have the option to take a third year dissertation where you undertake in-depth study in either literature or history or their inter-relationship. You therefore graduate from this degree skilled at presenting research and ideas in many different forms. Your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that 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. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

In Year 2 students take 120 credits in total. Students must take at least 40 credits from Literature and at least 40 credits from History. Students should consult with the Study Abroad Co-ordinator before choosing Erasmus Exchange or Semester Abroad modules. Students opting for the Semester Abroad modules must ensure that, during the semester in which they are at UEA, they take at least one module (20 credits) from Literature and one module (20 credits) from History.

Assessment for Year 2

Your assessed work might include essays, project work, and presentations. All our BA English Literature modules are 100% coursework but some History modules have exams. You have the option to take a third year dissertation where you undertake in-depth study in either literature or history or their inter-relationship. You therefore graduate from this degree skilled at presenting research and ideas in many different forms. Your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that 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. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

In Year 3, students must take 120 credits from Literature and History, of which 30 credits must come from Literature and 30 credits must come from History. Students should select no more than one dissertation per academic year and should not select a dissertation module if choosing a HIS Special Subject (60 credit HIS module).

Assessment for Year 3

Your assessed work might include essays, project work, and presentations. All our BA English Literature modules are 100% coursework but some History modules have exams. You have the option to take a third year dissertation where you undertake in-depth study in either literature or history or their inter-relationship. You therefore graduate from this degree skilled at presenting research and ideas in many different forms. Your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that 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. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

BBB or ABC including English Literature and a History or BBC including English Literature and History with an A in the Extended Project

BTEC

DDM alongside grade B in A-Level English Literature and A-Level History (or equivalent qualification). BTEC Public Services, Uniformed Services or Business Administration are not accepted

Scottish highers

AABBB including English Literature and History

Scottish highers advanced

CCC including English Literature and History

Irish leaving certificate

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

Access course

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Merit in 45 credits at Level 3 including 12 credits in English Literature and 12 credits in History at Merit

European Baccalaureate

70% overall including 70% in English Literature and History

International Baccalaureate

31 points including HL 5 English and HL 5 History

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

If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes.

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

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:

Pre-sessional English at INTO UEA

English for University Study at INTO UEA

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, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 1545949

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here.

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

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

Course Reference Number: 1545949

How to apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

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

Further Information

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515

Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

Course Reference Number: 1545949
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
QV31
Entry Requirements
BBB
Duration (years)
3
Literature and history are closely intertwined subjects, and this degree enables you to study them together, under the guidance of our leading historians, literary critics and creative writers. This genuinely interdisciplinary course gives you a grounding in the core knowledge and practices that are essential to each subject, bringing them together in unique bridge modules, and in a diverse and exciting range of optional modules from both disciplines.
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