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English with History BA (Hons)

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. 

Courses

In each year of your undergraduate programme, you will study the equivalent of four, 30-credit, courses for your honours degree, plus three non-credit bearing courses for your NCH Diploma.

In your first year

Criticism

30 Credits

Discover "what is literature?" in this part close reading, part theory course… Read More

Literature 1830 – 1900

30 Credits

This course aims to give you a knowledge of a range of texts from 1830-1900… Read More

Literature 1700 – 1830

30 Credits

This Course aims to give a knowledge of a range of texts from 1700-1830… Read More

Britain & the Wider World

30 Credits

The history of Britain from the end of the Roman Empire to the 1980s… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Critical Reasoning

0 Credits

Studied in Michaelmas term, introduces students to formal and informal logic… Read More

LAUNCH: Introductory Capabilities

0 Credits

LAUNCH provides students with an understanding of the world of work… Read More

In your second year

Shakespeare and his Afterlives

30 Credits

Students will study plays and responses to Shakespeare work… Read More

Literature 1550 – 1700

30 Credits

This course aims to give knowledge of a range of texts from the 16th century… Read More

Literature 1900 – the Present

30 Credits

This course aims to give knowledge of a range of texts from the twentieth century… Read More

Plus ONE of the following:

History, Heritage & Memory

30 Credits

This course introduces students to the history of historical writing… Read More

The City in American Political Life

30 Credits

This course examines the role played by cities in American political and social life … Read More

The Long Civil Rights Movement

30 Credits

This course examines civil rights activism in favour of racial equality...… Read More

From the Enlightenment to the Cold War: Political Thought from Rousseau to Arendt

30 Credits

An introduction to ancient, early modern and modern thought… Read More

From the Ancient Greeks to Modern Pluralism: Political Thought from Aristotle to Berlin

30 Credits

An exploration of some of the key writers in the History of Political thought… Read More

The Diploma

Science Literacy

0 Credits

Physics, Cosmology, Evolutionary Biology and Neuroscience literacy… Read More

LAUNCH: Applied Capabilities

0 Credits

Advanced Capabilities course runs over students’ final two years at the College… Read More

In your third year

North American Literature

30 Credits

This course explores the variety of the huge body of literature written in English… Read More

Cultures of London

30 Credits

This course studies literary representations of London from the Renaissance… Read More

Comparative Literature

30 Credits

Question, and look beyond, linguistic and national barriers to do with English… Read More

Plus ONE of the following:

History Dissertation

30 Credits

A culmination of the undergraduate history degree programme… Read More

Heap of Shot or Pot of Treacle? Social History in Britain, 1870-1914

30 Credits

This course will examine the way in which British society was transformed … Read More

The Crusades and the Expansion of Europe, c. 1000- c. 1200

30 Credits

This course will investigate the history of the crusades… Read More

Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Early Modern World

30 Credits

Cross-Cultural Encounters explores the 16th and 17th Century period of discovery.… Read More

The City in American Political Life Level 6

30 Credits

This third-year special subject analyses the role played by cities in America...… Read More

The Long Civil Rights Movement Level 6

30 Credits

A focus on civil rights activism in favour of racial equality in the modern period.… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Applied Ethics

0 Credits

A series of lectures on major ethical challenges and alternative responses… Read More

LAUNCH: Applied Capabilities

0 Credits

Advanced Capabilities course runs over students’ final two years at the College… Read More

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