History and English Literature with Foundation Year (BA (Hons))

Liverpool John Moores University the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
4 - 5 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 10600 per year

All study options

About History and English Literature with Foundation Year at Liverpool John Moores University

By studying these dual subject areas you will develop skills in critical thinking and discourse through close engagement with source material.

You will think about and debate specific cultures and societies in historical and contemporary periods, and be introduced to political, economic, social and cultural history alongside literary theory and criticism. Modules will encourage you to reconsider well-known topics such as the Second World War, the Russian Revolution and the rise and decline of the British Empire. Modules address periods, such as the Victorian era, the 1950s or the 21st century; genres such as poetry, short writing or Gothic literature; and, themes like madness, masculinity, adolescence, place and belonging, race in America or the crisis of contemporary capitalism.

History and English Literature is defined by its broad geographical range. Starting with Europe, there are opportunities to study topics focused on Britain, Ireland, France, Germany and Russia - some lecturers also specialise in the history of the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa. Moving further afield, we study the USA and its relationship with the wider world, Japan and the British Empire. We introduce you to many different sources that shed light on the histories of these nations. Alongside texts such as government records, literature, diaries and newspapers, you will have an opportunity to consider what film, music, art and architecture tells us about the lives of people in the past. There is also an option to specialise so that you can focus on those aspects of the subject that you find most rewarding.

Foundation Year

The Foundation Year is ideal if you have the interest and ability to study for a degree, but do not have the qualifications to enter directly onto the History and English Literature honours degree programme yet.

Once you pass the Foundation Year (level 3) you will progress directly onto the first year of the honours degree. If you are a full-time UK student, you will qualify for student financial support for the full duration of your course (subject to eligibility criteria).

Another distinctive feature of History and English Literature is our commitment to internationalisation, both in terms of our modules and the opportunity to study abroad with a partner institution for six months or a year. We also offer a dedicated field trip module to an overseas destination that focuses on the way in which other countries present their history in museums, monuments and other commemorative sites. The course includes fieldtrips in Liverpool, the north-west and London so there are plenty of opportunities to learn outside the lecture hall or seminar room. Students on History and English Literature can take advantage of our lively extra-curricular activities, which include talks by visiting academics and encourages students to make the most of Liverpool's rich cultural life. This course will expand your horizons and enhance your opportunities.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 - 5 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 10600 per year

Notes about fees for this course

The fees quoted are those for the 2018/19 year as information for 2019/20 is not yet available. The Department for Education (DfE) have recently announced that they will be freezing tuition fees for the 2019/20 academic year. However, this is still subject to the normal parliamentary approval. Once 2019/20 fees are confirmed we will update our web pages accordingly.

Entry requirements


6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each component)

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at Liverpool John Moores University to prepare for your chosen course:

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