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QV31 BA English and History (3 years)

‘You read widely, have a fascination with the past and enjoy the challenge of interpretation. English and History at Southampton offers you the opportunity to think about literature and history in absorbing and productive ways’.

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Introducing your degree

The BA English and History degree gives you vivid understandings and experiences of our cultures -- social and political, artistic and intellectual, both past and present. It is an excellent grounding for work in museums and the Heritage industry, curating, archiving, government and policy making, journalism, media, law and publishing.

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Programme Structure

• In your first year, you will take a balance of English and History modules. Studying English you will explore the form and material context of different literary narratives, and debates in critical theory. In your History modules, you will examine the development of historiography, public history in contemporary media, and source analysis.

• In your second year you will choose from a wide range of histories and English literary topics from the Roman Empire to the early twenty-first century.

• In your final year you will consolidate your knowledge and skills as a historian and researcher in literary studies by completing a dissertation on a topic of your choice in either of your main subjects.

In all three years you have the option to take 25% of your programme in another subject.

For further details, see the full course map under ‘Modules’.

View the programme specification for this course for 2018/19 entrants

View the programme specification for this course for 2019/20 entrants

Key Facts

Worldwide study opportunities in Europe, Asia and the Americas

We possess many collections of original historical documents, including the Wellington, Palmerston and Mountbatten papers and the Parkes Archives

Did you know?

You can take this programme with a year abroad at one of our 173 partner institutions in over 24 countries – use code QV32 when you apply through UCAS.

Typical entry requirements

For 2020 entry

View 2019 entry requirements

QualificationGrade
GCSE Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)
GCE A-Level AAB including Grades AB in English Literature (or a related subject*) and History (or a related subject**)
GCE A-Level with Extended Project Qualificiation (EPQ)

If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A level offer:

ABB including Grades AB in English Literature (or a related subject*) and History (or a related subject**), and grade A in the EPQ

GCE A-Level with Contextual offer

We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience.

Students who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme, as follows:

ABB including Grades AB in English Literature (or a related subject*) and History (or a related subject**)

Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. *English Literature related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language or Drama and Theatre Studies. **History related subject includes subjects such as English, Philosophy, Religious Studies or Classical Civilisation or other humanities based essay writing subjects. Students applying without History will need to make a case in their personal statement.

Welsh Baccalaureate offer

AAB from 3 A levels including Grades AB in English Literature (or a related subject*) and History (or a related subject**)
or
AA from 2 A levels including English Literature (or a related subject*) and History (or a related subject**) and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.

Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. *English Literature related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language or Drama and Theatre Studies. **History related subject includes subjects such as English, Philosophy, Religious Studies or Classical Civilisation or other humanities based essay writing subjects. Students applying without History will need to make a case in their personal statement.

International Baccalaureate Diploma
offer

Pass, with 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level, including 6 and 5 at Higher Level in English Literature (or a related subject*) and History (or a related subject**)

*English Literature related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language or Drama and Theatre Studies. **History related subject includes subjects such as English, Philosophy, Religious Studies or Classical Civilisation or other humanities based essay writing subjects. Students applying without History will need to make a case in their personal statement.
Applications where Higher Level subjects have been studied without the full Diploma, will also be considered on a case by case basis.

International Baccalaureate Career Programme (IBCP)
offer

Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements.

Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Access to HE Diploma offer

60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, of which 39 must be at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit, to include 3 Distinctions in English Literature (or a related subject*) and 3 Distinctions in History (or a related subject**)

*English Literature related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language or Drama and Theatre Studies. **History related subject includes subjects such as English, Philosophy, Religious Studies or Classical Civilisation or other humanities based essay writing subjects. Students applying without History will need to make a case in their personal statement.

Irish Leaving Certificate offer (first awarded 2017)

H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 including English Literature (or a related subject*) and History (or a related subject**)

Irish Leaving Certificate offer (last awarded 2016)

A2 A2 A2 B1 B1 B1 including English Literature (or a related subject*) and History (or a related subject**) at A2 and B1

*English Literature related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language or Drama and Theatre Studies. **History related subject includes subjects such as English, Philosophy, Religious Studies or Classical Civilisation or other humanities based essay writing subjects. Students applying without History will need to make a case in their personal statement.

Scottish Qualification offers

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Cambridge Pre-U offer

D3 D3 M2 in three principal subjects including English Literature (or a related subject*) and History (or a related subject**)

*English Literature related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language or Drama and Theatre Studies. **History related subject includes subjects such as English, Philosophy, Religious Studies or Classical Civilisation or other humanities based essay writing subjects. Students applying without History will need to make a case in their personal statement.

Level 3 BTEC (QCF) offer (unreformed)

Distinction in the BTEC Extended Diploma plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and A in A level History (or a related subject**).

Distinction in the BTEC Diploma plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and A in A level History (or a related subject**).

Distinction in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and A in A level History (or a related subject**).

Level 3 BTEC (RQF) offer (reformed)

Distinction in the BTEC National Extended Diploma plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and A in A level History (or a related subject**).

Distinction in the BTEC National Diploma plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and A in A level History (or a related subject**).

Distinction in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus A in A level English Literature (or a related subject*) and A in A level History (or a related subject**).

*English Literature related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language or Drama and Theatre Studies. **History related subject includes subjects such as English, Philosophy, Religious Studies or Classical Civilisation or other humanities based essay writing subjects. Students applying without History will need to make a case in their personal statement.

European Baccalaureate offer 80% overall including grade 8.5 and 8 in English Literature (or a related subject*) and History (or a related subject**)
International qualifications

Find a list of accepted international qualifications listed by country

This is a list of the international qualifications that are recognised by the University of Southampton. If you are not sure that your qualifications meet the requirements of this course please contact our Admissions Teams.

English language requirements

All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK who do not offer GCSE English language (or GCSE English) at the required level will need to meet the following English language proficiency requirement. Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements.

Band C IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components

For 2019 entry

QualificationGrade
GCSE

 

 GCE A-level

AAB including Grades AB in English Literature (or a related subject*) and History (or a related subject*).

Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ.

We accept all A levels except General Studies.

International Baccalaureate requirements

34 points, 17 at higher level, including 6 in higher level English Literature (or a related subject*) and History (or a related subject*)

*A English literature related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language, or Drama and Theatre Studies. A History related subject includes subjects such as English, Philosophy, Religious Studies or Classical Civilisation or other humanities based essay writing subjects. We may interview students without a Literature component in their A levels, due to the literary emphasis of our degree programmes.

International applications

We welcome applications from international students. Helpful information on applying, meeting a University representative in your country, or improving your English language levels can be found on the International Office website. If English is not your first language you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with not less than 7.0 in Reading and Writing, 6.5 in Listening and Speaking.

Alternative qualifications

We welcome applications from candidates offering qualifications other than A and AS levels (including BTEC, European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate and Scottish Highers). You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University to an A level applicant. Contact us for further information on equivalencies for these qualifications and others not listed here.

Contextual Offers

 

The University of Southampton is committed to widening participation and ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data supports our admissions teams to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who flagged in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

A typical contextual offer is ABB from three A levels including Grades AB in English Literature (or a related subject*) and History (or a related subject*) or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Please see our contextual admission pages for more information.

 

Selection process:
Intake:
200
Average applications per place:
8

Selection is normally based on actual or predicted grades plus the reference and personal statement on your UCAS application. Exceptionally we may ask you to come for an interview before making an offer.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Typical course content

To be confirmed.

Year 1

The following is an indicative list of available optional modules, which are subject to change each academic year. Please note in some instances modules have limited spaces available.

Semester One
Compulsory
HIST1151Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
Optional

Please note you must take at least 45 credits in English and 45 credits in History, over the year. You must also ensure that you take 60 credits in each semester. You may replace 1 x 15 credit ENGL module in semester 1 and 1 x 15 credit HIST module in semester 2 with either a language module or a module from other discipline. You are advised to contact Stephen Morton (S.C.Morton@soton.ac.uk), the Director of Programmes for English, if you wish to take an option from another Faculty. Please make sure you carefully follow the instructions and information that the faculty provided to you via email prior to the opening of online option choice.

ENGL1004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1085Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1086Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1089Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

LANGXX15 Language Module

Semester Two

You must take two history option courses, one of these must be a pre-1750 course.

Optional

English

ENGL1080Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1087Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1090Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1091Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

History

ARCH1062Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1008Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1058Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1074Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1076Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1084Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1085Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1102Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1109Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1119Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1125Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1146Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1147Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1158Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1164Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1170Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1171Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1177Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1179Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

If you choose a modern Language module, please ensure you select a Modern Language module from Semester 2

LANGXX15 Language Module

Year 2

Semester One

Select a total of 120 credits from the following groups

Joint Honours English and History Students are required to take 1x30 credit ENGL module in one semester and 2x15 ENGL credit modules in the other semester.

Note that you are encouraged to take at least 15 ENGL credits from each of the three period bands across the second and third years (A,B and C).

If you wish to take an alternative module you may only drop 15 credits from each discipline per year.

If the module you select is listed as full please select an alternative module. The system will keep a record of when you made your first selection, and generate a waiting list from the record. Please use the comments box below to indicate which module you would prefer to drop to make way for your preferred choice.

Optional

2nd Year Options Select a total of 120 credits from the following groups Joint Honours English and History Students are required to take 1x30 credit ENGL module in one semester and 2x15 ENGL credit modules in the other semester. Note that you are encouraged to take at least 15 ENGL credits from each of the three period bands across the second and third years (A,B and C). If you wish to take an alternative module you may only drop 15 credits from each discipline per year. If the English module you select is full, please select an alternative module. Once the Online Option Choice System has closed, please await further instructions from the Student Office regarding how to be added to a waiting list for your preferred module.

ENGL Double Modules Group 1 Select up to 30 credits If you wish to take a Double English Module in Semester 1, select 1 module from Group 1 below.

ENGL2080Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL2106Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL2107Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

ENGL Single Modules Group 2 If you wish to take 2 single ENGL modules in Semester 1, select 2 modules from Group 2 below

ENGL2012Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2027Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2087Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2096Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2097Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2101Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM2006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM2028Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA2008Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL1019Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

History Modules Group 3 Select up to 30 credits

GERM2006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST2039Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST2076Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2091Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2096Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST2100Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2103Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2106Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST2108Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2110Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2111Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST2216Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST2218Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2220Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2223Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2228Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HUMA2008Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Alternative Modules You may choose to substitute up to TWO 15 credit optional modules for selected alternative modules of equivalent value from across the University. If you are selecting modules from this group please make sure that you will be taking an even number of credits (compulsory and optional) in each semester and that you have selected a minimum of 45 credits in each of English and History this year. You are advised to contact Stephen Morton (S.C.Morton@soton.ac.uk), the Director of Programmes for English, if you wish to take an option from another Faculty.

HUMA2013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

LANG XX15 Language Module 15 Credits

Semester Two

Select a total of 120 credits from the following groups

Joint Honours English and History Students are required to take 1x30 credit ENGL module in one semester and 2x15 ENGL credit modules in the other semester.

Note that you are encouraged to take at least 15 ENGL credits from each of the three period bands across the second and third years (A,B and C).

If you wish to take an alternative module you may only drop 15 credits from each discipline per year.

If the module you select is listed as full please select an alternative module. The system will keep a record of when you made your first selection, and generate a waiting list from the record. Please use the comments box below to indicate which module you would prefer to drop to make way for your preferred choice.

Optional

ENGL Double Modules Select up to 30 credits If you chose 2x15-credit ENGL modules in Semester 1, you should choose 1x 30-credit module from Group 4 below

ENGL2075Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL2104Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL2105Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

Single ENGL Modules If you chose 1x 30-credit ENGL module in Semester 1, you should choose 2x 15-credit modules from Group 5 below.

ENGL2011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2052Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2078Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2091Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2092Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2094Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2099Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2103Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM1020Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM2019Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

History Modules Group 6 Select up to 30 credits

HIST2051Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST2055Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2059Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST2082Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2085Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST2087Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST2094Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2107Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST2109Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2215Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2222Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2225Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2226Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2227Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2229Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HUMA2016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA2018Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Alternative Modules You may choose to substitute up to TWO 15 credit optional modules for selected alternative modules of equivalent value from across the University. If you are selecting modules from this group please make sure that you will be taking an even number of credits (compulsory and optional) in each semester and that you have selected a minimum of 45 credits in each of English and History this year. You are advised to contact Stephen Morton (S.C.Morton@soton.ac.uk), the Director of Programmes for English, if you wish to take an option from another Faculty.

HUMA2019Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

LANGXX15 Language Module

UOSM ---- A maximum of 15 credits in any level NQF5 module in subject UOSM ("Broadening Horizons")

Year 3

 

Semester One

Joint Honours English and History students normally take 1x30 credit English module in one semester and 2x15 credit English modules in the other semester.

Note that you are encouraged to take at least 15 ENGL credits from each of the three period bands across the second and third years (A,B and C).

If the module you select is listed as full, you can log into the system again and select an alternative module. The system will keep a record of when you made your first selection, and generate a waiting list from the record.

Optional

Joint Honours English and History students normally take 1x30 credit English module in one semester and 2x15 credit English modules in the other semester. Note that you are encouraged to take at least 15 ENGL credits from each of the three period bands across the second and third years (A,B and C). If the English module you select is full, please select an alternative module. Once the Online Option Choice System has closed, please await further instructions from the Student Office regarding how to be added to a waiting list for your preferred module.

Dissertation Module Please select one of the following dissertation modules (30 credits). If you wish to take an English dissertation (ENGL3016), you should select the English dissertation in semester two, 2 x single (15 credit) English modules and 1 x 30 credit History module in semester one and 1 x 30 credits History module in Semester 2. Please remember if you wish to take a History special subject module in semester 2, you must take the pre-requisite for that module in Semester 1 If you wish to take a History Dissertation (HIST3021) you should select this module in semester 2, a double English module (30 credit) in one semester and two single (15 credit) English modules in the other semester. Note: If you intend to take the HIST Dissertation in Part 3 (HIST3021) you must complete HIST3242 (Reading Histories).

ENGL3016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3021Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

Please select a total of 60 credits in Semester 1 from the following 4 groups If you are taking HIST3021 you select 1 x double ENGL module from Group 1 or 2 x single (15 credit) ENGL modules from Group 2 If you are taking ENGL3016 you should not select from this group

ENGL3004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3041Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3056Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3098Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

ENGLISH Single Modules Group 2 If you are taking ENGL3016 you must select 2x single ENGL modules from Group 2 below

ENGL3015Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3058Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3089Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3099Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3100Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
GERM3016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

History Modules Group 3 If you are taking ENGL3016 you must select one module from group 3 in Semester 1 and Group 3 in Semester 2

HIST3036Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3060Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3069Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3075Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3104Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3107Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3126Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3130Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3176Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3178Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3216Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3218Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3225Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3227Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3234Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3240Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3247Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3250Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3251Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

History Alternative Modules If you are taking ENGL3016 should not select from this group. Note: If you intend to take the HIST Dissertation in Part 3 (HIST3021) you must complete HIST3242 (Reading Histories).

ARCH3039Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ARCH3045Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
GERM3016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST3242Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST3243Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST3244Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST3245Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST3246Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two

Dissertation Module

Please select one of the following dissertation modules (30 credits).

If you wish to take an English dissertation (ENGL3016), you should select the English dissertation in semester two, 2 x single (15 credit) English modules and 1 x 30 credit History module in semester one and 1 x 30 credits History module in Semester 2. Please remember if you wish to take a History special subject module in semester 2, you must take the pre-requisite for that module in Semester 1

If you wish to take a History Dissertation (HIST3021) you should select this module in semester 2, a double English module (30 credit) in one semester and two single (15 credit) English modules in the other semester.

Note: If you intend to take the HIST Dissertation in Part 3 (HIST3021) you must complete HIST3242 (Reading Histories).

Optional

Dissertation Module

ENGL3016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3021Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

ENGLISH Double Modules Group 1 If you are taking ENGL3016 you should not select from this group. If you are taking HIST3021and 2x single ENGL modules in Semester 1 you must select 1x double ENGL module from Group 1 below. If you took ENGL2077 in Part 2 you may not take ENGL3081 in Part 3

ENGL3007Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3083Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3096Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HUMA3011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

ENGLISH Single Modules Group 2 If you are taking HIST3021 and 1x double ENGL module in Semester 1, you must select 2x single (15 credit) ENGL modules from Group 2 below

ENGL3049Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3086Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3091Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3097Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3101Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM3006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
GERM3006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
GERM3017Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA3018Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

History Modules Group 3 If you are taking HIST3021, you should not select modules from this group If you select a module from this group it must correspond with a prerequisite History module from Semester 1 group 3

ARCH3028Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST3038Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3061Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3070Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3076Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3105Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3108Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3127Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3131Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3177Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3179Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3127Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3219Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3226Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3228Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3235Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3239Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3241Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3248Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3252Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

Alternative Modules Alternatively, you may select 15 credits from one of the following in Semester 2.

LANG XX15 Language Module

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Tuition fees

List of tuition fees for this course and it's variations
NameAwardYear of entryMode of studyUK/EUInternational
English and HistoryBA2018Part-time£4,625£8,268
English and HistoryBA2018Full-time£9,250£16,536
English and HistoryBA2019Part-time£4,625£8,532
English and HistoryBA2019Full-time£9,250£17,065
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Funding

Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

TypeDescription
StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationary items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.
BooksWhere a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source. Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
EquipmentIT - Computer Discs or USB drives: Students are expected to provide their own portable data storage device.
EquipmentIT - Software licenses: All software is provided.
EquipmentIT - Hardware: It is advisable that students provide their own laptop or personal computer, although shared facilities are available across the University campus.
Printing and copyingWhere possible, coursework such as essays; projects; dissertations is likely to be submitted on line. However, there are some items where it is not possible to submit on line and students will be asked to provide a printed copy. The University printing costs are currently: A4 - 5p per side (black and white) or 25p per side (colour) A3 - 10p per side (black and white) or 50p per side (colour) Please Note: Paper sizes not recognised by the printing devices will prompt you to select the size and then charge a minimum of 50p per black and white copy and a maximum of £1 per colour copy. You can pay for your printing by using the money loaders or by using print copy payment service by going to https://www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/students/printing-for-students.page Please remember that we are unable to refund any credit that has not been used by the end of your course, so please consider this when topping up your printing/copy account The University Print Centre also offers a printing and copying service as well as a dissertation/binding service.
PlacementsStudents on placement programmes can expect to cover costs for health and travel insurance, accommodation and living expenses, travel costs and visa costs. This will vary depending on which country you are travelling to. Specific details on what additional costs there will be are detailed in the individual module profiles which can be found under the modules tab of the programme details of your programme.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

Combining pleasure with learning
Combining pleasure with learning

An English and History degree at Southampton provides you with an excellent education in literature, theory and past cultures. There are opportunities for field research, creative writing, as well as work experience in local schools. We are committed to providing a rich, rigorous, and above all enjoyable experience ensuring that you graduate as a confident, curious and independent self-starter equipped with the skills for a successful career.

• Research-led teaching by English and History academics who are passionate about their subject

• Talks by visiting speakers from international universities and by successful professionals

• Specialist online learning resources for every module

• An exciting range of assessment methods including presentations, group projects, portfolios, and dissertations, as well as essays and exams

• An academic advisor to provide regular and supportive advice, guidance and feedback on your progress

• Opportunities to visit Chawton House Library and the former home of Jane Austen, as well as visits to galleries, museums, and theatres

• Access to the Wellington, Palmerston and Mountbatten papers and the Parkes archives

• Opportunities to spend a semester, a year or a summer at one of our international partner universities in Asia, Europe, and the Americas to experience a new culture

• Placements in schools and colleges as part of your degree such as international writing in schools, and the student associates scheme

Breakdown of study time and assessment

Proportion of time spent in scheduled learning, teaching and independent study
Learning, teaching and assessment stage123
Scheduled learning & teaching study15%15%9%
Independent study85%85%91%
Placement study0%0%0%
Proportion of assessment by method
Learning, teaching and assessment stage123
Written exam assessment5%31%0%
Practical exam assessment11%0%0%
Coursework assessment84%69%100%

Study Locations

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