The Course

Lincoln's English and History degree invites students to consider literature and the past from a variety of theoretical, historical and cultural perspectives.

This course offers a broad study of history, combined with the study of Victorian literature, Modernism, Romanticism and 21st Century writing, taking a global perspective.

Students have the opportunity to study English and American authors and world literature and can choose to take modules ranging from Roman to contemporary periods covering Britain, Europe and the United States. A variety of sources are explored during the course including newspapers, films, novels, works of art, architecture and oral testimony.

How You Study

English modules introduce poetry, fiction, drama, literary history, theory and criticism including texts and authors from the early 18th Century to the present.

In History, first-year modules introduce key events, processes and sources in medieval and modern history. Students have the opportunity to examine a wide variety of approaches to studying the past.

In the final year, students undertake a dissertation on a topic of their choice. There are also opportunities to study abroad for one term. Students are required to cover accommodation, travel and general living costs while undertaking a period of study abroad.

Students with interests in creative writing and contemporary literature can benefit from readings and masterclasses by published authors. Previous speakers have included the Poet Laureate, Dame Carol Ann Duffy and author Penelope Lively.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in an independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in an independent study.

How You Are Assessed

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Features

Visiting Writers

Students with interests in creative writing and contemporary literature can benefit from readings and masterclasses by published authors. Previous speakers have included the Poet Laureate, Dame Carol Ann Duffy and author Penelope Lively.

Activities

Activities including play readings, film showings and field trips are designed to enhance students’ experience of literary studies. Such activities include our annual visit to Newstead Abbey, former home of the poet Lord Byron.

Research

Many English and History academics are engaged in research which directly informs teaching. In English, there are currently particular strengths in 21st Century literature, 19th Century literature, Gothic studies and drama. In History, staff research specialisms currently include Byzantium, the Suffragettes, sexuality in the 20th Century in England, Latin America, medical history and medieval Spain.

Entry Requirements

  • GCE Advanced Levels: BBC
  • International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element or equivalent http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

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Last updated April 23, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2019
Duration
3 years
Full-time
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14,100 GBP
per level. International students. | Home/EU students: £9,250 per level
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