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.

Potential Career Paths

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.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

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.


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.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22
International Part-time £6725 per year# 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

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

Applicants are required to hold 120 credits at Level 4 and Level 5 (for Year 3 entry) from either a HNC/HND or a Foundation Degree in a English and History related subject.

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.


Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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