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History with Creative Writing BA (Hons)

Develop your historical knowledge and your ability to communicate it effectively by exploring a broad range of historical periods from the Roman Empire through to present-day America in depth, while learning to write effectively in a diverse number of literary forms, from script-writing, immersive journalism, and short fiction to creative non-fiction.

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.

The courses that run in each academic year are subject to change in line with faculty availability and student demand so there is no guarantee every course will be delivered. For further information, please see here and speak to your admissions contact.

In your first year

World History

30 Credits

World History aims to give students a firm grounding in the deep history of humanity … Read More

16th Century England

30 Credits

This will be a social, political, religious and cultural history of sixteenth-century… Read More

One course from:

Medieval Europe, 1000 – 1300: Faith and Power

30 Credits

The middle ages were one of the most dynamic periods in European history. … Read More

From Roman Empire to Medieval Kingdoms, c. 300 – 900: The Transformation of Power

30 Credits

This course looks at the tumultuous transformation of Western Europe from then end of… Read More

Plus:

The Writer’s Craft

30 Credits

An introduction to the underlying concepts and principles of the creative writing… 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

History, Heritage & Memory

30 Credits

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

One course from:

The City in American Political Life 1776 – Present (NCHHI511)

30 Credits

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

The Long Civil Rights Movement (NCHHI519)

30 Credits

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

One course from:

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

Plus:

The Writer’s Voice: Influence & Innovation

30 Credits

Foregrounds two related aspects of central importance to the creative writing process… Read More

The NCH 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

History Dissertation

30 Credits

A culmination of the undergraduate history degree programme… Read More

Two courses selected from the following four options:

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

The City in American Political Life 1776 – Present (NCHHI674)

30 Credits

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

Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Early Modern World (NCHHI673)

30 Credits

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

The Long Civil Rights Movement (NCHHI675)

30 Credits

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

Plus:

Final Year Project & Publishing Horizons

30 Credits

Undertaking of a single, sustained, self-directed creative writing project… 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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