Undergraduate BA (Hons)

English and History

Put the text into context. Combine a love of literature with a passion for the past on this English and history joint honours degree.

English and History

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    18 Sep 2023

If you’re an innovative thinker who thrives on the stimulating combination of English literature and history, this qualification will appeal to you.

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Learn about the relationship between the two subjects by critically and creatively focusing on specific time periods or themes
  • Analyse the key genres of prose, poetry and drama
  • Explore the relationship between historical developments and genres of creative literature, including detective fiction and postcolonial literatures
  • Engage critically with literary texts from a variety of historical periods, cultures, and genres, from the early modern era to the present day
  • Gain an understanding of human developments, ranging from the 17th century to the 20th century

You’ll learn from tutors who are widely published and actively researching new topics, providing fresh course content that is constantly evolving. 

We regularly offer cultural studies seminars where visiting lecturers present and elaborate on their own literary or historical research.

Why study English and History at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Strong and meaningful partnerships with community organisations
  2. We offer distinctive and creative programmes that are responsive to the changes taking place in society
  3. Explore two subjects in detail on an interdisciplinary course
  4. Study dedicated joint honours modules
  5. Real-life projects
  6. Expert careers service

Students connect with employers at Humanities Careers Day At our annual careers day, students were able to meet and network with employers, attend interactive workshops from industry professionals and get bespoke feedback on their CV.

Humanities Careers Day