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NEW BA English & History degree

Posted on 02/07/2013

We are delighted to announce this exciting and challenging brand new joint degree programme, offering the unique opportunity, at Royal Holloway, to combine the study of English with the study of History. You will divide your time equally between the two subjects, choosing modules from a diverse range of historical periods, and explore an exciting range of literary texts. This is a genuinely interdisciplinary degree, which allows students to explore and reflect upon the relationships between literary texts and their historical contexts, and to cultivate a range of skills and interests that will equip you superbly for life beyond your undergraduate degree course.

You will have the opportunity to discover the earliest works in English, deepen your knowledge of Shakespeare, find out what is great about Renaissance literature, revel in the 18th century and unpack the Victorians. You will also uncover both Modernism and Postmodernism, explore literary criticism, pursue your own creative writing and analyse the latest developments in English literature – poetry, prose, and drama – from around the world. In History, you'll be able to study topics as diverse as family life in the ancient world, international terrorism in the twentieth century, and the empires of the Silk Road. You will work with internationally-recognised experts who are developing the very latest thinking and research on historical problems.

Both departments are committed to providing individual attention to each student and offer a supportive and stimulating study environment. Graduates from each department have an enviable employment record, and by studying this course you will gain a strong foundation of transferable skills suited to a variety of rewarding careers or further study.

Duration: 3 years  Typical offer: AAB

For further information contact the Department of English or the Department of History.


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