What will I learn?

A joint degree in History and English requires students to think critically about how we define ‘history’ and ‘literature’, and about how the two disciplines interrelate and, to a large extent, overlap. Close attention is given to changing methodologies, to the nature of evidence and to styles of argument. It is assumed that historical documents are just as much ‘texts’ as poems, plays or novels, and are therefore subject to interpretation as works of narrative, rhetoric and, fundamentally, language. In turn, it is assumed that poems, plays and novels represent historically-grounded ways of interpreting a culture. Interdisciplinary study has become a thriving area in its own right as scholars have moved away from what would once have been thought of as ‘purely’ historical or literary criticism to a more comparative way of thinking about the written records of the past (including, of course, the very recent past). For more information on this course please visit ox.ac.uk/ughe.

Which department am I in?

History and English

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£32,480.00 (US$ 44,704) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

2 October 2022

Venue

Merton

Merton Street,

Oxford,

Oxfordshire,

OX1 4JD, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£32,480.00 (US$ 44,704) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

2 October 2022

Venue

Wadham

Parks Road,

Oxford,

Oxfordshire,

OX1 3PN, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students with British A-levels (the British Council may know where students can take A-levels in their country), the International Baccalaureate (IB), and the first year of a bachelor's degree from another university could also be an acceptable alternative. International Baccalaureate with a total score of 38, 39 or 40 points (depending on the course) includes core points. Specific scores may be required in subjects taken at the higher level. European Baccalaureate with an average of 85% or above, with scores of between 8 and 9 in specified subjects will also be considered.

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

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