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The BA (Hons) History with English Literature is a new programme which Majors in History. This means that students study two-thirds History and one-third English Literature (or Economics, Journalism or Politics), with minor subjects designed to integrate with the History courses.
The History Major offers outline and conceptual courses which concentrate on the period from 1800 to the present day – though we do study some earlier periods too. Having a historical perspective enables students to make sense of today’s rapidly changing world. Employers like it, because history teaches you to think for yourself, to work under pressure, and to construct a coherent argument from the evidence.
History with English Literature students progress to study the history of history and to reflect on historical method. In the last part of the course we study historical documents and texts, and develop research and writing skills through a long essay and a dissertation. So the programme not only teaches history; it also teaches you to think historically and to research and write history.
Lectures and small group tutorials form the backbone of History with English Literature. Some courses emphasise problem solving as a means of reinforcing and cementing the important ideas. Other courses place greater emphasis on writing short and accurate technical pieces or longer more discursive papers.
All students on the course will have to write a short dissertation of 5000-7000 words on a topic of their choice with the help and supervision of a personal tutor within their chosen field.
Students wishing to study the BA (Hons) History with English Literature must meet the following requirements:
- UCAS Points: 240 (at least 80 in History)
- IELTS of 6.0 or TOEFL of 213
University of Buckingham
The University of Buckingham was founded in 1976. It is the only independent University in the United Kingdom to hold a royal charter, which gives it the power to award its own degrees. It is a non profit-making charity. From...
Location & accommodation
Buckingham is a picturesque English market town. It lies between Milton Keynes to the East and Oxford to the West (there is a regular bus service to both) and is about an hour’s journey from London; so the shopping malls, cinemas, theatres and clubs are not far away. In Buckingham Town you can find Tesco, Waitrose, and W. H. Smith, as well as more specialist shops. There is a range of...