The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)English and History with Foundation Year

Why choose this course?

The English and History integrated joint gives students an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of their heritage and cultural identity, along with the chance to explore other cultures and traditions. Using a wide range of literary and non-literary materials, the programme examines the dynamic relationship which links all forms of cultural activity to the passions and prejudices, hopes and fears of real people facing the specific challenges of their times. Students on this course will develop a greater appreciation of social and political forces which shape our world and its communities. They will acquire the ability to identify and employ a range of oral, written and digital resources, enhancing their skills in information gathering and self-expression which are valued so highly by future employers.

The foundation year of this course is designed to offer applicants who do not have the required qualifications, a programme which will equip them with a robust toolkit of academic, digital and personal skills required for successful study in higher education. It also provides an understanding of, and insight into, a range of disciplines that underpin their chosen programme of study. In the foundation year students will develop their ability to gain the most out of structured in-class study, and also to manage and evaluate their own independent learning. This wide range of transferable skills is of immense value in both undergraduate study and graduate employment. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of their subject area to degree level.

What happens on the course?

Semester 1 Starters:

UNDERGRADUATE

Year 1 (Foundation)

3GK003 Academic Skills (20 Credits)

3GK005 Critical Thinking (20 Credits)

3GK007 Wolverhampton and its People (20 Credits)

3GK004 The World at Work: Careers and Personal Development (20 Credits)

3GK006 Extended Project (20 Credits)

3GK008 Culture and Nationality in Conflict (20 Credits)

Year 2

4EN007 Brief Encounters: Narrative & Form in Short Fiction (20 Credits)

4HS001 The Pursuit of History (20 Credits)

4HS003 The Making of Modern Britain, c1700 - c1819 (20 Credits)

4EN009 Poetry: Genres in History (20 Credits)

4EN004 Literature and Identity or 4PO005 Campaigning and Citizenship: Women in Britain and its Empire from 1800 to 1950 or 4GK006 Success in Higher Education or 4HU001 Myth or 4HU003 From Student to Scholar or 4WL002 Basic Language or 4WL003 Elementary Language Option (20 Credits)

4EN008 Making a Scene: an introduction to drama or 4HU002 Popular Culture or 4SL011 Volunteering in the Community or 4HU003 From Student to Scholar or 4GK006 Success in Higher Education or 4WL002 Basic Language or 4WL003 Elementary Language or 4WR004 The Holocaust (20 Credits)

Year 3

5EN004 Shakespeare and the English Renaissance (20 Credits)

5EN001 Critical Theory/Textual Practice (20 Credits)

5HS002 Revolutionary Ireland 1798-1940 or 5HS006 The Social History of Victorian Britain c1850-c1901 or 5HS008 Migrant Journeys, Migrant Stories. Itinerants, Migrants and Refugees c1800- 1950 or 5HS010 The Great War 1914-1918 (20 Credits)

5HS002 Revolutionary Ireland 1798-1940 or 5HS006 The Social History of Victorian Britain c1850-c1901 or 5HS008 Migrant Journeys, Migrant Stories. Itinerants, Migrants and Refugees c1800- 1950 or 5HS010 The Great War 1914-1918 (20 Credits)

5EN003 Women's Writing: Reading Gender or 5EN010 18th-Century Literature and the Birth of the Modern or 5EN012 'We Are Many': Literature and Social Protest or 5HU001 The Enlightenment or 5WL001 Basic Language or 5WL002 Elementary Language (20 Credits)

5HS001 The Cold War or 5HS003 Sex and the City: Sexuality in the Long Eighteenth Century or 5HS007 Preserving the Past: Heritage, History and Identity or 5HS005 The Working Class in Twentieth Century Britain or 5HS011 Race and migration in Britain after 1945 (20 Credits)

5EN008 The Realist Novel or 5EN007 Children's Literature or 5EN011 Terrible Beauty: Adventures in the Gothic or 5SL008 Volunteering in Action or 5WL001 Basic Language or 5WL002 Elementary Language (20 Credits)

Year 4

6EN003 Gender, Sex and Language or 6EN004 Victorian Literature, Art and Culture or 6EN007 Positions: Literature, Society and Geography or 6EN009 Unpopular Texts or 6EN011 Eighteenth-Century Literature: Pirates, Princes, Prostitutes or 6HS003 Consumption and the World of Goods: Drink, Drugs and Shopping in Britain, c. 1650-c.1830 or 6HS011 From Reich to Republic. German Society 1871-1924 or 6HS013 Work Placement in the Community or 6HS015 Doing Good? Histories of Charity in Modern Britain and Beyond or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language or 6HS004 Independent Study in History (20 Credits)

6EN003 Gender, Sex and Language or 6EN004 Victorian Literature, Art and Culture or 6EN007 Positions: Literature, Society and Geography or 6EN009 Unpopular Texts or 6EN011 Eighteenth-Century Literature: Pirates, Princes, Prostitutes or 6HS003 Consumption and the World of Goods: Drink, Drugs and Shopping in Britain, c. 1650-c.1830 or 6HS011 From Reich to Republic. German Society 1871-1924 or 6HS013 Work Placement in the Community or 6HS015 Doing Good? Histories of Charity in Modern Britain and Beyond or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language or 6HS004 Independent Study in History (20 Credits)

6EN003 Gender, Sex and Language or 6EN004 Victorian Literature, Art and Culture or 6EN007 Positions: Literature, Society and Geography or 6EN009 Unpopular Texts or 6EN011 Eighteenth-Century Literature: Pirates, Princes, Prostitutes or 6HS003 Consumption and the World of Goods: Drink, Drugs and Shopping in Britain, c. 1650-c.1830 or 6HS011 From Reich to Republic. German Society 1871-1924 or 6HS013 Work Placement in the Community or 6HS015 Doing Good? Histories of Charity in Modern Britain and Beyond or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language or 6HS004 Independent Study in History (20 Credits)

6EN001 Modernisms or 6EN002 The 1960s:Subculture, Pop Culture, Counter-Culture or 6EN006 Virtual Romanticism: Literature and Imagination 1780-1840 or 6HS006 Youth Culture and Popular Music in Twentieth Century Britain or 6HS010 Germany 1919-1945. From Weimar to Auschwitz. or 6HS013 Work Placement in the Community or 6HS014 The Family in Britain, 1830-1939 or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language or 6HS001 America: The Rise of a Superpower, 1890-1945 or 6EN013 Independent Study - English or 6HS004 Independent Study in History (20 Credits)

6EN001 Modernisms or 6EN002 The 1960s:Subculture, Pop Culture, Counter-Culture or 6EN006 Virtual Romanticism: Literature and Imagination 1780-1840 or 6HS006 Youth Culture and Popular Music in Twentieth Century Britain or 6HS010 Germany 1919-1945. From Weimar to Auschwitz. or 6HS013 Work Placement in the Community or 6HS014 The Family in Britain, 1830-1939 or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language or 6HS001 America: The Rise of a Superpower, 1890-1945 or 6EN013 Independent Study - English or 6HS004 Independent Study in History (20 Credits)

6EN001 Modernisms or 6EN002 The 1960s:Subculture, Pop Culture, Counter-Culture or 6EN006 Virtual Romanticism: Literature and Imagination 1780-1840 or 6HS006 Youth Culture and Popular Music in Twentieth Century Britain or 6HS010 Germany 1919-1945. From Weimar to Auschwitz. or 6HS013 Work Placement in the Community or 6HS014 The Family in Britain, 1830-1939 or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language or 6HS001 America: The Rise of a Superpower, 1890-1945 or 6EN013 Independent Study - English or 6HS004 Independent Study in History (20 Credits)

Why Wolverhampton?

The course allows you to study a full range of topics from both English and History in an innovative, supportive and exciting environment.

The course is one of the few new universities to offer modules in every literary period from the Renaissance to the present day.

The course is recognised nationally as a leader in the incorporation of IT and digital resources in the classroom.

You will be taught by leading scholars and academic experts, with a proven and respected research and publications record.

What our students think

Career path

Graduates from this course will be extremely attractive to any employer in the education sector, holding qualifications in two key components of the national curriculum. And whilst primary and secondary school teaching is the largest single destination for our graduates, Wolverhampton students from this course have gone onto careers in: journalism; publishing; art gallery, museum and archive research administration; advertising and marketing; public relations; human resources and many other posts within the commercial sector which require creativity and excellent skills in written and oral communication. A notable proportion of our graduates have also undertaken postgraduate education in recent years, studying for Masters and PhD degrees.

What skills will you gain?

On successful completion of this course you will have:

  1. An appreciation of the historical and theoretical contexts for developing an understanding of culture and cultural production;
  2. Knowledge and understanding of literary and non-literary texts across a range of historical periods and a variety of regional, national and global cultural contexts;
  3. The ability to apply the critical theories and methodologies requisite to the scholarly analysis of literary and non-literary texts;
  4. A range of transferable skills intrinsic to each subject area and of value in graduate employment;
  5. The ability to identify and employ a range of oral, written and digital resources in the production of advanced scholarly materials.

Entry requirements

2019 Entry

  • DD from A level
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade MP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2019/0 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £12,000
Part time # £2,975

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/0. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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