Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This degree offers you the opportunity to explore the disciplines of history and English literature. It familiarises you with thematic and genre'based approaches to literature, verbal analysis and literary theory. You'll have the opportunity to gain precious industry'standard experience through our History at Work placement scheme. Our staff come from a variety of cultural backgrounds and, with their diverse research specialties, they'll be able to help you develop your own interests. Both departments are large enough to provide a wide range of modules, but small enough to let you get to know other students and staff. We host a programme of guest lectures that has included major names in literature, including Alan Bennett, Germaine Greer, and Nobel Laureates Seamus Heaney and Doris Lessing. Interdisciplinary modules draw together standard historical sources with literature, film, and the visual arts, and help you develop a wide range of skills that are attractive to employers. Our graduates have a good employment record, and have gone on to work in publishing, journalism, PR, teaching, advertising, and the media.

Course Modules

Modules include: Concepts and methods in history; explorations in English literature; approaches to text.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £13,100  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates ABBB
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • SQA Higher ABBBB
  • SQA Advanced Higher ABB
  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • BTEC National Diploma MDD
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units) DD

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12% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 36%

Total Coursework: 64%

£5,247 - £5,247
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,906 - £7,306
Typical cost of private accommodation