BA (Hons) English with History (UCAS code QV31)
and BA (Hons) History with English (UCAS code 1V3Q)

Course Overview:

This course will equip you with the specialist knowledge and skills needed to:

1.     To develop a capacity for independent thought and judgment;
2.     To develop understanding of the transferability of historical skills and knowledge  to a variety of audiences in the public domain
3.     To promote the understanding of historical sources
4.     To encourage students to use  texts and source materials empathetically, in a critical or creative manner;
5.     To develop an awareness of how sources and literary forms reflect cultural change and difference;
6.     To support the acquisition of an advanced level of bibliographic, research, reflective and analytical skills to appreciate the limitations of reconstructing the past and textual interpretation.

Level 4 (year 1 for full-time students) develops foundation skills in historiography and source work and the study of History with at university level

Level 5 (year 2 for full-time students) begins the process of engaging with research and independent argument, testing varied theoretical perspectives for the practice of analysis and evaluation of core texts and contexts. 

Level 6 (year 3 for full-time students) focuses on advanced research skills and independent projects.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice.  Most modules count for 15 academic credits although some, such as the major project in the final year, are double weighted and count for 30 credits.  Each credit take equates to a total study time of around 10 hours.  Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study, and assessment activity.

Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester.  All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole.  Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.

The full-time course has one start point in September, while the part-time course has start points in September and January.

A copy of the rules and regulations governing this course are available on request.


 

Entry Requirements:

Entry requirements 2017-18: ·     Our typical offer is 48 UCAS tariff points from at least two A levels, or equivalent
·     UCAS tariff points from Scottish Highers or Advanced Highers are accepted
·     UCAS tariff points from the Irish Leaving Certificate are accepted
·     Welsh Baccalaureate
·     International Baccalaureate:  full diploma, achieving at least 24 points
·     Access to HE Diploma: at least nine credits must be achieved at merit grades, with all remaining level 3 credits at passt grades
·     Edexcel/BTEC National:  Merit
·     National Literacy and Numeracy tests at level 2 or 3 will be accepted in lieu of GCSE English and Maths, but you will still require a minimum of three GCSE qualifications other than those listed above will be considered on an individual basis
·     You should also be able to demonstrate competence in English and Maths, normally through grade C or above in these subjects at GCSE. Applicants may be invited to interview.
International applicants If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking), or an equivalent English Language qualification.
Additional requirements: ·     A face-to-face interview may be required before an offer is made.
Credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning or experience If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at level 5 or 6.  For further information please visit our Student Office.  Other qualifications and relevant work experience may also count for academic credit.  Further information is available at our Accreditation of Prior Learning may be discussed with the student office.

Duration:

Three years (Full-time), at least six years (Part-time)

Mode of Study:

Full-time & Part-time

Example Content:

New Directions: Reading and Research Skills for Criticism; The Development of Novels; Reading and Creating Poetry and Drama; Novel Adaptions; History and the Historians, Hands on History; Sources for study; Themes in British and European History 1870-1951 Historical Perspectives on Society and Culture; Writing for.a Revolution; the Literature of Space and Place; Interpreting Shakespeare; Twentieth Century Writing and Difference The Practice of English and History and PDP; Research in action; History on a global scale. Dissertation and Communicating English or History projects.

Assessment:

The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark.  Each module normally contains at least one piece of practice of ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor.  Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark.

There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module.  Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, and your final year major project.  The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows:

Year 1
81.5% coursework 18.5% written examinations
Year 2
88.5% coursework 12.5% written examinations
Year 3
100% coursework

Feedback:

 You will receive feedback on all practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework.  Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the module leader.  Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.  We aim to provide you with feedback within 28 working days of hand-in (formal coursework assessment). Note:  You must achieve a pass mark of 40 and above in all Year 1 compulsory modules as a prerequisite, before progression to Year 2 optional modules.

Course Fee (2017/18):

£6,000 per year (Full-time); £3,000 per year (Part-Time) Please see Fees & Funding for further information relating to fees.

Awarding Body:

University of Gloucestershire

How do I apply:

To study full-time, please apply through UCAS (Institute name: YEOV, Institute code: Y25, Course code for English with History: QV31, or History with English: 1V3Q). For the part-time route, please apply direct to the Yeovil College University Centre by calling 01935 845454 or emailing university.centre@yeovil.ac.uk