Study literature, rhetoric, and stylistics, comparing texts across forms and periods from 1550 to the present, and gain a deeper understanding of the contexts from which that literature emerged.
English with History BA (Hons)
BA (Hons) English with History
100% (National Student Survey 2019)
21st September 2020 / 20th September 2021 (see term dates)
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Study literature, rhetoric, and stylistics, compare texts across forms and periods from 1550 to the present, and gain a deeper understanding of the contexts from which that literature emerged. brings together the study of literature from 1550 to the present with a deeper understanding of the contexts from which that literature emerged. You’ll study rhetoric, stylistics, and compare texts across forms and periods. You’ll develop your knowledge of the contexts of these texts in your History minor, and learn to reflect critically on the complex, and often contradictory, information available to us now about the past. Read more
Where can this degree take you?
Your degree and Diploma from NCH can take you anywhere. Career paths of a few recent graduates of the English major at NCH London include: Read more
Flora (2015) is currently completing her doctorate in English literature at the University of Cambridge, and is currently an Assistant Lecturer at NCH. She previously studied for an MA in History of Art at The Courtauld Institute of Art.
Miranda (2016) co-founded Vagaband and is also a Creative Consultant at Revolt London. George (2016) graduated with a job as Graduate Education Worker at INTO University. He has since been promoted many times to Senior Education Worker, Senior Cross-Centre Programme Coordinator and Volunteer Officer and, most recently, Senior Volunteer Officer.
Chloe (2017) graduated with a place on the MSt English Literature 1900 to Present Day at the University of Cambridge, where she is now working on her PhD, fully funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
Leah (2017) graduated with a role as Client Services Associate at Guidepoint, progressing to Institutional Business Development and Research Analyst. She has now moved to Kubrick Group where she is Strategic Accounts Manager.
Karishma (BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing, 2018) is pursuing her passion for English Literature at the University of Cambridge where she recently completed her MPhil English Studies Criticism & Culture. She is also volunteering as an English as a Second Language teacher for refugees.
Robin (BA (Hons) English with Politics & International Relations, 2018) secured a place on the Mars Leadership Experience Graduate Scheme.
Teaching & learning
You will typically experience an average of 10 hours of high-quality contact time in each teaching week, in considerably smaller groups than are the norm for UK institutions at the undergraduate level, if you choose to study English as your major subject. The exact number of contact hours will depend on your choice of minor subject and any optional courses. Read more
Your contact hours will include a mixture of teaching methods best suited to the subject matter and to achieve the learning outcomes for each individual course. Teaching formats include one-to-one tutorials, group tutorials, seminars, and lectures of between 10 and 60 students for your degree courses.
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