University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course allows you to combine the study of literary texts with the study of history. It enables you to gain a command of the social and political circumstances in which the writing of literature has taken place, as well as of the texts themselves. You will be able to take modules in literature from Shakespeare to the present day; the focus of our history modules is explicitly modern, but within a very broad geographical sweep. We offer an extensive range of option modules in both subjects.

Course Modules

First year core modules cover the making of the modern world, and what is literature; you also choose two options from subjects including poetry, key words, Shakespeare and performance, London since 1960, the Blitz, conflict and commemoration, or a Westminster elective from across the University. Core modules in the second year include either the novel or the 19th century, and democracy and dictatorship; you then choose two options from subjects including writing revolutions, travel sickness, monsters, London museums, Jack the Ripper, USA 1850'1970, modern Ireland, or a Westminster elective. In your final year, alongside your dissertation and a core module on modernism, you will choose three options from range of more than 15 subjects including tragedy, contemporary writing, writing theory, Britain in the 20th century, feminism, Churchill, Anglo'French relations, cinema as a source for historians, or satire, morality and the city; you can also take a Westminster elective module.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,750 Overseas Fees