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BA (Hons) English Literature and History

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College C58


Course Length:

3 Years Full Time

Postgraduate pathways

Postgraduate study options available at Chichester include PGCE and Masters. 

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Entry Requirements and Fees

2020/21 UK fee: £9,250

2020/21 International fee: £13,500

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page


Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

  • UCAS Tariff points: 104 - 120 (A levels or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC / Cambridge Technical)
  • A levels: BBB - BCC 
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 12 level 3 credits worth of English units at Merit
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points with English Higher at 4
  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5​

Student view

Abigail Alder
English student
There was so many things I loved about the University of Chichester, but mainly the person I became and about how happy the place made me. It was a second home for me.

Course content

In year one you will take two modules in Literary History entitled Victorian Literature and Modernism to the Present, as well developing your knowledge of British, European and international history.

In your second year, you will study the literature of the Renaissance, the Civil War, the Restoration and the Romantic period, as well as looking at wars, revolutions, social, religious and gender issues that shape our very identities.

In year three, you will develop your own research topic on a dissertation subject of your own choosing, working on a one-to-one basis with an expert tutor.

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

At the Bishop Otter campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support.  We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research. A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas.  We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.

The Learning Resource is the hub of the learning environment.  It has two upper floors of library resources, one for silent study and one for quiet study, both of which have recently been refurbished. On the ground floor, you’ll find the Support and Information Zone, Media Centre, Otter Gallery, Costa Coffee and a variety of IT resources.

The Bishop Otter LRC also offers:

  • 130 open access PC workstations
  • 45 Apple iMacs
  • Ample printing facilities
  • Netbooks available on loan
  • Professional editing suites
  • Media loans counter
  • Wi-Fi and plug points throughout

Where this can take you

Our graduates go on to a wide variety of careers including:

  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Personnel Work
  • Publishing
  • Gallery Work
  • Charity Management
  • Event Management
  • Tourism
  • Librarianship,
  • Social Work
  • Local Authority Employment
  • IT

Some also study further in such areas as English Literature, Archival Studies and Law. Graduates from Chichester have improved communication skills, confidence and cultural knowledge that make them attractive to prospective employers.

Work placements

We encourage our students to get culturally involved and gain experience, whether it is as a student blogger, with student societies, with local heritage projects or with our own vibrant research culture.

The Work Placement module allows you to work as, for example, a journalist or within a publishing environment, then to reflect critically upon the experience. Our Professional Writing module equips you with the skills needed to write in a whole range of professional modes. We also hope you’ll take advantage of careers advice available in the University, which is the home of ‘Graduate On’, designed to make the transition to graduate employment easier.

Indicative modules

Modules you may choose from: 

Year One:

  • Language: Form and Function
  • Activating the Imagination: Poetry
  • Victorian Literature
  • Strategies for Reading
  • Language: Variety and Change
  • Activating the Imagination: Prose
  • Modernism to the Present
  • Critical Perspectives
  • Late Medieval England and Europe
  • Research Spotlight – clothing the rural poor
  • Early Modern Europe and the Wider World, 1400-1800: From the Renaissance to the French Revolution
  • Twentieth-Century Britain and Europe
  • War Studies
  • Africa and the African Diaspora

Year Two:

  • Language and Authority
  • Reading Women's Writings
  • Renaissance to Restoration
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Language into Literature
  • Postcolonial Readings
  • The Restoration to the Romantics
  • Genre: Prose Fiction
  • Victorian Britain
  • The United States of America: Politics, Identity and Culture
  • Theories and Methods in History
  • Heritage and Public History
  • Women’s and Gender History

Year Three:

  • Dissertation (spread over 2 semesters)

International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment

At our University, you will find a friendly atmosphere and an encouraging team of staff which will work hard to support you throughout your learning. During your time with us, you will be challenged to develop your intellectual and practical skills and guided by a team of experienced and well-qualified teaching staff.

All of our tutors have recognised national and international research expertise and a passion for their respective subject areas, which means you will be studying at the cutting edge of the most recent developments in knowledge.

Students can also gain credits from attending seminars and lectures from guest speakers including nationally-recognized journalists, policy makers, politicians and international academics.

Additional Costs

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