Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

BA LITERATURE AND HISTORY

Key details 

BA LITERATURE AND HISTORY

Start Year
2022
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
QV31
Entry Requirements
BBB
Duration (years)
3

Assessment for Year 1

Assessment

On the literature side of your degree, all your work is assessed by written coursework: you'll develop renewed enthusiasm for writing academic essays, and express your thinking in a diverse variety of forms, like reviews or personal reflective writing. In history, you'll be assessed by a lively mix of essays, presentations, document commentaries, and (occasionally) group projects, to help build your skills in collaboration and confidence in presenting to new audiences.  

Feedback 

To prepare for coursework, you'll receive feedback on pieces of 'formative' work from your tutors, e.g. in one-to-one tutorials. Feedback on assessed work will be returned within 20 working days (after it has been carefully marked and moderated). As your first year does not count toward your overall degree result it's a great time to experiment and take risks.  

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Assessment for Year 2

Assessment 

You'll continue to submit coursework for all your literature modules, taking your essay writing to new heights (in projects of around 2500 words) and becoming increasingly daring in your work. In history, you'll be assessed by coursework, document analyses, presentations, quizzes and exams; this range of assessments helps you to master both careful planning and thinking on-the-spot. While essay writing remains the cornerstone of your degree work, in literature you might also experiment with 'creative criticism', for instance by writing a short story to show off what you've learnt about that form. 

Feedback 

You'll continue to have the support and feedback of your tutors, which your academic adviser can help you incorporate into your work. Formative work might take all sorts of forms, from videos and podcasts to conference papers. As your marks begin to count toward your final degree classification, you might draw on the support offered by our Learning Enhancement Team (who're there to help with everything from study skills to academic writing).  

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Register interest   
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Assessment for Year 3

Assessment 

In your study of literature, you'll perfect the craft of essay writing in more substantial and independently-conceived projects (3500-5000 words), and you might choose to embark on an 8000-word dissertation on a topic of your choice. In history, your final year will be assessed through a combination of coursework and document work, along with examinations and an extended essay on your specialist subject. If you wish, you might continue to experiment with the forms in which you express your ideas about literature, writing Shakespearean sonnets or students also write ghost stories, ecopoetry, apocalyptic fiction, biography, and so much more. 

Feedback 

All the feedback you've received enables you to graduate with highly developed skills in writing and argument which are hugely valued by employers. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 1

Assessment

On the literature side of your degree, all your work is assessed by written coursework: you'll develop renewed enthusiasm for writing academic essays, and express your thinking in a diverse variety of forms, like reviews or personal reflective writing. In history, you'll be assessed by a lively mix of essays, presentations, document commentaries, and (occasionally) group projects, to help build your skills in collaboration and confidence in presenting to new audiences.  

Feedback 

To prepare for coursework, you'll receive feedback on pieces of 'formative' work from your tutors, e.g. in one-to-one tutorials. Feedback on assessed work will be returned within 20 working days (after it has been carefully marked and moderated). As your first year does not count toward your overall degree result it's a great time to experiment and take risks.  

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

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 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 at least one module (20 credits) from History.

Assessment for Year 2

Assessment 

You'll continue to submit coursework for all your literature modules, taking your essay writing to new heights (in projects of around 2500 words) and becoming increasingly daring in your work. In history, you'll be assessed by coursework, document analyses, presentations, quizzes and exams; this range of assessments helps you to master both careful planning and thinking on-the-spot. While essay writing remains the cornerstone of your degree work, in literature you might also experiment with 'creative criticism', for instance by writing a short story to show off what you've learnt about that form. 

Feedback 

You'll continue to have the support and feedback of your tutors, which your academic adviser can help you incorporate into your work. Formative work might take all sorts of forms, from videos and podcasts to conference papers. As your marks begin to count toward your final degree classification, you might draw on the support offered by our Learning Enhancement Team (who're there to help with everything from study skills to academic writing).  

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

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 at least 30 credits must come from Literature and at least 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

Assessment 

In your study of literature, you'll perfect the craft of essay writing in more substantial and independently-conceived projects (3500-5000 words), and you might choose to embark on an 8000-word dissertation on a topic of your choice. In history, your final year will be assessed through a combination of coursework and document work, along with examinations and an extended essay on your specialist subject. If you wish, you might continue to experiment with the forms in which you express your ideas about literature, writing Shakespearean sonnets or students also write ghost stories, ecopoetry, apocalyptic fiction, biography, and so much more. 

Feedback 

All the feedback you've received enables you to graduate with highly developed skills in writing and argument which are hugely valued by employers. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

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 History, Ancient History, History of Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, Classical Civilisation, Classical Studies, Politics, Government and Politics, Psychology or Sociology or BBC including English Literature and History, Ancient History, History of Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, Classical Civilisation, Classical Studies, Politics, Government and Politics, Psychology or Sociology 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 7 in English Literature and History

International Baccalaureate

31 points including HL 5 English and HL 5 History or Global Politics

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 have an A-Level or equivalent qualification in English Literature (or English Language and Literature), once you have submitted your UCAS form we may then contact you to ask you to submit a short analysis of a passage of a literary text in support of your application.

 

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 English Literature with a Foundation Year  or BA History with a Foundation Year 

Alternative Entry Requirements

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.

INTO University of East Anglia

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 and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.
Course Reference Number: 4479658

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 course-related costs.  

Course Reference Number: 4479658

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. 

 

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Course Reference Number: 4479658
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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