English and History BA

English and history is a natural combination, uniquely positioning you to understand and interrogate diverse texts and media from all over the world and place them within their historical, social and political contexts.

You'll explore literary and historical cultures from the medieval to the present day, all the while developing your skills as a critical, creative and independent thinker.

As a dual honours student, you'll divide your studies between the School of English and the Department of History. Choice and flexibility are at the heart of our teaching, which means you can pursue and develop your own interests. At every level, there is a wide variety of modules to choose from. You will be taught by world-leading experts from both departments.

You'll be required to take a minimum number of credits within both departments each year, but how you choose to divide your modules after this is up to you: split your modules evenly between English and History, or choose to weight your degree in favour of one subject or the other.

For the English side of your course, you can pursue either an English Literature or an English Language pathway, or take modules from both areas.

Research is central to the student experience here in Sheffield. All our teaching is informed by the latest findings, and all our students have the opportunity to carry out their own research project as part of their degree. Outside of your degree, there are many opportunities to develop your interests, insights and critical faculties.

Dual and combined honours degrees

BA Award
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

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Standard offer

Access Sheffield offer

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

AAB

typically including History or Classical Civilisation

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

ABB

typically including History or Classical Civilisation

A Levels + additional qualifications

| ABB, typically including History or Classical Civilisation + B in the EPQ

ABB, typically including History or Classical Civilisation + B in the EPQ

International Baccalaureate

| 34, typically including 5 in Higher Level History

33, typically including 5 in Higher Level History

BTEC

| DD in a relevant subject + A at A Level typically in History or Classical Civilisation

DD in a relevant subject + B at A Level typically in History or Classical Civilisation

Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher

| AAABB + B, typically in History or Classical Civilisation

AABBB + B, typically in History or Classical Civilisation

Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels

| B + AA, typically including History or Classical Civilisation

B + AB, typically including History or Classical Civilisation

Access to HE Diploma

| 60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 36 credits at Distinction and 9 credits at Merit

60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit

Mature students - explore other routes for mature students

English language requirements | You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

Equivalent English language qualifications

Visa and immigration requirements

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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