What will I learn?

This course is a popular joint honours combination which brings together two subjects with highly complementary approaches and interests. Study English and history and you will explore a wide range of sources and representations that enhance our understanding of the world around us, both past and present.As well as offering a balanced combination of core and option units rooted in each of the two subjects, this course has been designed so that your growing knowledge and skills in each subject will help you to develop a distinctive perspective, and strengths, in the other. During year 1, for instance, you will study the history of Manchester as a radical city on the History side of the joint curriculum, and the various ways in which it has been represented in literary and cultural texts on the English side. As you do so, you will be developing foundational skills and subject knowledge in the study of each discipline.You may also have the opportunity to study abroad and, if you wish, to take your third year as a placement – in Britain or abroad. In your final year, you will have a chance to spread your wings with a substantial piece of project work, presented in a thesis, building on the skills you've been developing over previous years. The English and history subject groups are staffed by internationally renowned writers and academics, and there’s a strong research culture, creating a learning environment that is both supportive and intellectually challenging. We pride ourselves on our excellent teaching and highly positive student feedback. And with our extensive cultural links both in Manchester and further afield, you will be in the right place to begin building a network for your future.This course has a foundation year available.**Features and Benefits**- Allows you to combine the study of two complementary subjects and benefit from the internationally-renowned academic expertise of two subject groups.- Workshops and readings by published writers including Professor Carol Ann Duffy DBE (Poet Laureate 2009-2019), who is a professor in poetry at our Manchester Writing School. Staff also include award-winning poets and writers, including winners of the Costa First Novel Award and the Ted Hughes Award. - History examines a range of source material including oral testimonies, documents, manuscripts, cartoons and film.- You can take the four-year route, spending a year studying abroad, or boost your career prospects with a placement in industry.- As a UNESCO City of Literature, Manchester offers a vibrant and thriving literary scene as well as a rich History for you to explore.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

Please check with institution

Start date

September 2022


Main Site

Academic Division,

Oxford Road All Saints,


M15 6BH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

-to include grade C or above in Biology (including a Pass in A level Biology Practical) or Psychology. General Studies not accepted.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan is ranked in the world’s top 200 universities under 50 (THE Young University Rankings 2020).

  • One of the UK’s largest universities with 34,000+ students
  • GBP 400 million in ongoing investment
  • Industry links with global companies