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COURSE OVERVIEW

  • English Literature achieved 100% overall satisfaction as rated by final-year undergraduate students in the 2019 National Student Survey
  • Join a community passionate about the study of history, literature and the broad subject of English
  • Tailor a programme to your interests from a diverse range of writers, genres and historical periods
  • Attend the University of Winchester Writers’ Festival and Winchester Reading Series — an opportunity to meet authors, publishers and agents

Our English Literature and History programme pushes the boundaries of both disciplines, giving you the scope to enjoy a thought-provoking mix of traditional and modern materials.

You study English Literature, from Shakespeare to rap poetry, with a unique opportunity to put it into historical context. You learn how literary phenomena and historical events give rise and respond to each other. And you explore the complex but always fascinating dialogue between literature and history that has forged our modern world.

Guided by our supportive teaching staff, who are all part of the university’s thriving literary and historical research culture, this course allows you to investigate the past from the classical to the modern. You explore different cultures, traditions and conflicts in Britain, Europe, the Americas and Japan. At the same time you gain a deep understanding of how literary texts work and respond to their historical context through a profound engagement with literary history, theory and culture.

Year 1 provides an awareness of the range of different approaches to understanding texts and develops skills of critical analysis, research and writing. You study texts from various periods across genres of prose fiction, poetry and drama. Alongside this you are introduced to a variety of historical periods and cultures from early medieval Britain to modern East Asia, and from ancient Greece to 20th-century Europe.

In Year 2, you are able to drill down into the periods and genres that most interest you with a host of optional modules. These cover historical periods from fifth-century Athens to the British Raj, or Imperial Japan to the Holocaust. You explore English Literature in its world-historical context by studying a group of texts representative of a particular period, genre or geographical area.

In Year 3, you carry out a piece of independent research on a subject of your choice in either English Literature or History. In the former, you address a specific collection of writings, a particular theme or critical theory in detail. In the latter, you focus on more of the topics or periods that fascinate you most.

A degree in English Literature and Film opens many doors. Your analytical thinking, research and writing skills enable you to excel in a variety of fields not just confined to the arts. Graduates often work in teaching, archives, museums and heritage sites, the arts, marketing and local, regional and national government.

Careers

Graduates often work in teaching, archives, museums and heritage sites, the arts, marketing and local, regional and national Government.

94% of our 2016/17 graduates (first degree and other undergraduate courses) were in employment and/or further study six months after completing their course (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey).

Pre-approved for a Masters

University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible students must apply by the end of March in their final year and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Learning and teaching

Our aim is to shape 'confident learners' by enabling you to develop the skills needed to excel in your studies here and as well as onto further studies or the employment market. 

You are taught primarily through a combination of lectures and seminars, allowing opportunities to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time such as lectures and seminars etc.), you are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, your personal tutor and the wide range of services available to you within the University.

Independent learning

Over the duration of your course, you will be expected to develop independent and critical learning, progressively building confidence and expertise through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving and analysis with the support of staff. You take responsibility for your own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activity.

While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.

Year 1 (Level 4): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*
  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 192 hours
  • Independent learning: 1008 hours
Year 2 (Level 5): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*
  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 192 hours
  • Independent learning: 1008 hours
Year 3 (Level 6): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*
  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 216 hours
  • Independent learning: 984 hours

*Please note these are indicative hours for the course. 

Location

Taught elements of the course take place on campus in Winchester.

Teaching hours

All class based teaching takes places between 9am – 6pm, Monday to Friday during term time. Wednesday afternoons are kept free from timetabled teaching for personal study time and for sports clubs and societies to train, meet and play matches. There may be some occasional learning opportunities (for example, an evening guest lecturer or performance) that take places outside of these hours for which you will be given forewarning.

Assessment

Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.

We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The assessment balance between examination and coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by different assessment modes is as follows:

Year 1 (Level 4)*:
  • 60% coursework
  • 37% written exams
  • 3% practical exams
Year 2 (Level 5)*:
  • 94% coursework
  • 6% written exams
  • 0% practical exams
Year 3 (Level 6)*:
  • 100% coursework
  • 0% written exams
  • 0% practical exams

*Please note these are indicative percentages and modes for the programme.

Feedback

We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures section.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

2021 Entry: 96-112 points

96-112 points to include an A level or equivalent level 3 pass in English, or in a related subject in the areas of arts, humanities or social sciences, including drama, theatre, communications, history, theology or philosophy.

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required.

International baccalaureate: 96-112 points to include a minimum of 2 Higher level IB certificates at grade 4 or above, including a pass in English, or in a related subject in the areas of arts, humanities or social sciences, including drama, theatre, communications, history, theology or philosophy.

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent

Course enquiries and applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
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International students

If you are living outside of the UK or Europe, you can find out more about how to join this course by emailing our International Recruitment Team at International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1962 827023

Visit us

Explore our campus and find out more about studying at Winchester by coming to one of our Open Days

 

Year 1 (Level 4)

Modules Credits

Studying English Literature 30

This double module provides the foundation for the degree by establishing key skills for English Literature students. It focuses on four key areas:

  • Developing a critical faculty through the study of various methodologies, for example: reading for political or ideological context; examining the terms ‘reader’, ‘author’ and ‘text’; exploring genre and hermeneutics; the controversy of the English ‘canon’.
  • Advanced reading and handling of primary texts through the development of close-reading skills (e.g. quotation, critical commentary, etc.) which inform weekly blogs, effective and persuasive writing, etc.
  • Building and consolidating research and academic skills (e.g. using libraries and journal databases; handling scholarly materials and referencing accurately to develop and substantiate good academic practice).
  • Reflection on the UN Sustainability Development Goals.
Literature in Context 15

This module is designed to introduce students to a range of literary texts and genres from the medieval period up to the eighteenth century, opening consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of understanding these texts in relation to their historical contexts. This will include consideration of the following: the changing practices of publication and composition of audience; the historical, political and cultural contexts; contemporary conceptualisations of genre, gender roles and sexual identity; treatment of issues of colonialism, national identity, ethnic difference and religious affiliation. Comparisons and contrasts in relation to historical change will be highlighted by tracing these topics across texts from different periods. Students will be encouraged to draw from the theoretical materials and methods learned on Studying English Literature alongside the complementary World Literature module to develop and build core interpretative skills. The use of texts that have already received considerable critical attention will enable students to engage with existing critical discussion.

World Literature 15

While Goethe introduced the phrase Weltliteratur in 1827 and called on us to hasten its approach, ‘World Literature’ remains, in David Damrosch’s view, an ‘elusive’ thing (‘Which literature? Whose world?’) Drawing on critical methodologies established in Studying English Literature, and complementing Literature in Context, this module will focus on how the study of ‘English’ as a discipline is affected by globalization and so-called ‘identity politics’. It will explore a range of texts both modern and foundational to illustrate a variety of concepts and critical issues, including: diaspora and migration, nationalism and multiculturalism, non-British English and reading in translation, and the effect of globalization on contemporary politics. It also invites students to consider the heterogeneity of the term ‘World Literature’ as both a hindrance and a benefit when tackling concepts like, for example, gender as a social and, increasingly, international construct.

Case Studies I: Sources and Approaches in History 15

This module introduces students to the core skills required to study history successfully at degree level. History makes sense of the past by analysing surviving evidence. Such evidence is either secondary, which requires in-depth critical reading, or primary or original, which demands critical contextualisation and analysis. All such evidence has uses to the historian, not necessarily obvious, and all contains partiality, which historians are trained to overcome. Working in small groups with one staff member per group, there will be a balance between developing awareness of these overarching core skills (such as conducting research and mastering referencing conventions) and a case study where students work on academic reading connected to a particular topic. This intensive small group environment will help students adjust to the university environment and provide a venue for delivering other transitional and transferrable skills.

Case Studies II: Independent Study Project 15

This module builds upon Sources & Approaches in History, further developing students’ skills as independent researchers, and giving students an opportunity to do research of a critical nature, using both primary and secondary sources. Continuing to work in the same Case Study groups as, and on a related topic to, Sources & Approaches, students undertake an individual research project, on a topic negotiated with a tutor. In addition, there will be an element of group work as students combine their individual findings, presenting on a subtopic of the module’s overarching theme. As this module concentrates upon developing skills there is an emphasis on training for future employment. Students will be expected to engage with careers service activities in semester 2 and to report their activities in a reflective blog.

Optional modules

Introductory Study: Early Medieval Britain 400-1066 - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: The United States - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Early Modern Europe - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Europe 1300-1500 - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: English History 1272-1500 - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Twentieth Century Europe - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Victorian Britain 1815-1914 - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: East Asia 1900-present - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: The Classical World 500-31BC - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Roman Britain - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Tudor and Early Stuart England 1500-1660 - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Rise and Fall of Modern Empires, 1783 – 1997 - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Uniting The Kingdom? Britain, 1660-1837 - 15 Credits

Introductory Module: Europe in Long Nineteenth Century, 1789-1914 - 15 Credits

International Introductory Module: Origins of Greek Civilisation from Aegean Bronze Age to Archaic Greece (2000-600 BC) - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Europe in the High Middle Ages (c.800-c.1200) - 15 Credits

Introductory Module: Modern Europe, 1789-2001 - 15 Credits

Introductory Module: Seventeenth Century England - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Barbarians, Byzantines and Beyond (400-814CE) - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Britain in the Twentieth Century - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Europe And The Americas (1763-1914) - 15 Credits

Optional Credits

Studying English Literature 30

This double module provides the foundation for the degree by establishing key skills for English Literature students. It focuses on four key areas:

  • Developing a critical faculty through the study of various methodologies, for example: reading for political or ideological context; examining the terms ‘reader’, ‘author’ and ‘text’; exploring genre and hermeneutics; the controversy of the English ‘canon’.
  • Advanced reading and handling of primary texts through the development of close-reading skills (e.g. quotation, critical commentary, etc.) which inform weekly blogs, effective and persuasive writing, etc.
  • Building and consolidating research and academic skills (e.g. using libraries and journal databases; handling scholarly materials and referencing accurately to develop and substantiate good academic practice).
  • Reflection on the UN Sustainability Development Goals.
Literature in Context 15

This module is designed to introduce students to a range of literary texts and genres from the medieval period up to the eighteenth century, opening consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of understanding these texts in relation to their historical contexts. This will include consideration of the following: the changing practices of publication and composition of audience; the historical, political and cultural contexts; contemporary conceptualisations of genre, gender roles and sexual identity; treatment of issues of colonialism, national identity, ethnic difference and religious affiliation. Comparisons and contrasts in relation to historical change will be highlighted by tracing these topics across texts from different periods. Students will be encouraged to draw from the theoretical materials and methods learned on Studying English Literature alongside the complementary World Literature module to develop and build core interpretative skills. The use of texts that have already received considerable critical attention will enable students to engage with existing critical discussion.

World Literature 15

While Goethe introduced the phrase Weltliteratur in 1827 and called on us to hasten its approach, ‘World Literature’ remains, in David Damrosch’s view, an ‘elusive’ thing (‘Which literature? Whose world?’) Drawing on critical methodologies established in Studying English Literature, and complementing Literature in Context, this module will focus on how the study of ‘English’ as a discipline is affected by globalization and so-called ‘identity politics’. It will explore a range of texts both modern and foundational to illustrate a variety of concepts and critical issues, including: diaspora and migration, nationalism and multiculturalism, non-British English and reading in translation, and the effect of globalization on contemporary politics. It also invites students to consider the heterogeneity of the term ‘World Literature’ as both a hindrance and a benefit when tackling concepts like, for example, gender as a social and, increasingly, international construct.

Case Studies I: Sources and Approaches in History 15

This module introduces students to the core skills required to study history successfully at degree level. History makes sense of the past by analysing surviving evidence. Such evidence is either secondary, which requires in-depth critical reading, or primary or original, which demands critical contextualisation and analysis. All such evidence has uses to the historian, not necessarily obvious, and all contains partiality, which historians are trained to overcome. Working in small groups with one staff member per group, there will be a balance between developing awareness of these overarching core skills (such as conducting research and mastering referencing conventions) and a case study where students work on academic reading connected to a particular topic. This intensive small group environment will help students adjust to the university environment and provide a venue for delivering other transitional and transferrable skills.

Case Studies II: Independent Study Project 15

This module builds upon Sources & Approaches in History, further developing students’ skills as independent researchers, and giving students an opportunity to do research of a critical nature, using both primary and secondary sources. Continuing to work in the same Case Study groups as, and on a related topic to, Sources & Approaches, students undertake an individual research project, on a topic negotiated with a tutor. In addition, there will be an element of group work as students combine their individual findings, presenting on a subtopic of the module’s overarching theme. As this module concentrates upon developing skills there is an emphasis on training for future employment. Students will be expected to engage with careers service activities in semester 2 and to report their activities in a reflective blog.

Optional modules

Introductory Study: Early Medieval Britain 400-1066 - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: The United States - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Early Modern Europe - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Europe 1300-1500 - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: English History 1272-1500 - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Twentieth Century Europe - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Victorian Britain 1815-1914 - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: East Asia 1900-present - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: The Classical World 500-31BC - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Roman Britain - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Tudor and Early Stuart England 1500-1660 - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Rise and Fall of Modern Empires, 1783 – 1997 - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Uniting The Kingdom? Britain, 1660-1837 - 15 Credits

Introductory Module: Europe in Long Nineteenth Century, 1789-1914 - 15 Credits

International Introductory Module: Origins of Greek Civilisation from Aegean Bronze Age to Archaic Greece (2000-600 BC) - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Europe in the High Middle Ages (c.800-c.1200) - 15 Credits

Introductory Module: Modern Europe, 1789-2001 - 15 Credits

Introductory Module: Seventeenth Century England - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Barbarians, Byzantines and Beyond (400-814CE) - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Britain in the Twentieth Century - 15 Credits

Introductory Study: Europe And The Americas (1763-1914) - 15 Credits

Year 2 (Level 5)

Semester 1 Credits

Critical Theory 15

Critical Theory has unarguably transformed the discipline of English Literature, but its significance in the 21st century has been increasingly subject to debate.  This module responds to proclamations of the ‘Death of Theory’ and the rush to declare us ‘post-Theory’ (post-gender, post-race, post-truth, etc.)  It examines the development of Critical Theory through the 20th century, as well as foundational texts from philosophy, to confront the historical and intellectual impact of ‘theory’ on the discipline. The module will explore works by difficult thinkers (from Barthes to Žižek), as well as the philosophers who influenced them (Plato, Heidegger, etc.) in order to experience theory first-hand, learning to tackle the more difficult critical material in the discipline in order to both assess its usefulness and application for different texts, contexts and periods. The focus on Critical Theory and philosophy will also enable students to engage with several of the UN sustainable development goals, including: 4 (Quality Education), 5 (Gender Equality), 10 (Reduced Inequalities) and those focused on ecological sustainability.

Reading History 15

Reading History provides an overview of ‘doing History’ from the Classical period onwards. It examines the ideas that have underpinned historical research and writing, from Herodotus to Post-Modernity, as well as recent theories of history (many of which have been drawn from other disciplines and including post-colonialism, gender and identity, spatial theory) as they have been used by historians. It provides students with an opportunity to think reflexively about the nature of the historical enterprise. Students are encouraged to link their studies in Reading History with their other second-year modules. This module principally examines the ways in which British historians have worked from the early medieval period to c.2000.  It investigates the influences which shaped their approaches (including, e.g., the work of foreign scholars such as Leopold von Ranke and the historians of the French Annales School). It also investigates theories of history – e.g. Marxist ideas.  It emphasizes the expansion of historical interests and the methodologies which have permitted fresh areas of study in the last thirty years and looks at the current practice of history.

Practising History 15

This module considers the planning and preparation of research and the methods and skills used, with particular reference to – but not sole consideration of – the dissertation. A wide range of historical approaches and methods are assessed, including use of local and national archives, databases and online sources, media and newspapers, visual images, standing remains, landscape and the material environment, public history, oral sources and scientific data. Ethics in historical research are also examined.

 

Optional modules

Choose either:

  • Preparation for Research and Professional Development - 15 Credits

OR both:

  • Reading History - 15 Credits
  • Practising History - 15 Credits

Other optional modules:

  • Chaucer and His World - 15 Credits
  • Eighteenth-Century Romanticism - 15 Credits
  • Modernism - 15 Credits
  • Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama - 15 Credits
  • The Rise of the Novel - 15 Credits
  • Victorian Literatures - 15 Credits
  • Nineteenth-Century Romanticism - 15 Credits
  • Gothic and Romantic Fiction - 15 Credits
  • Children’s Literature and Young Adult Fiction - 15 Credits
  • Postmodernism - 15 Credits
  • Shakespeare and Early Modern Comedy - 15 Credits
  • Scholarly Editing in Theory and Practice - 15 Credits
  • Volunteering - 15 Credits

 

  • Option A - The Carolingian Renaissance - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The Vikings and the Frankish World - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The Investiture Contest - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Norman Sicily ca 1000-1197 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - English Monasticism 1066-1540 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The First English Empire c. 1100 to c. 1350 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The Reign of King John - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Culture and Society in Late Medieval England - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Golden Age of Spain - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Religion, Politics and Society in Early Tudor England, 1485-1558 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The Global Hispanic World 1760s-1980s - 15 Credits
  • Option A - War as a Life Experience 18th-20th centuries - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Victorian Culture and Society - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Imperial Japan 1868-1937 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The British Raj, from the ‘Indian Mutiny’ to Gandhi – 1857-1947 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The American South 1865-1970 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Edwardian Britain - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Revolutionary Russia, 1900-1924 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Nazism and the Holocaust - 15 Credits
  • Option A - From Austerity to Affluence – Everyday life in Post-war Britain - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The Kinks - English Culture and Identity from the Post-war through to the 21st Century - 15 Credits

 

  • Option B - The Age of the Vikings - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Post-Carolingian Rulership - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Societies at War – England and France, 1189-1529 - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Textiles in the Medieval World - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Food and drink in medieval and early modern England - 15 Credits
  • Option B - The Urban History of Europe from the Black Death to the Industrial Revolution, c.1350-1700 - 15 Credits
  • Option B - The Renaissance Court - Power, Politics and Patronage - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Gender in Europe and North America, c. 1500-1914 - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Culture, Society and Economy in Early Modern England - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Exploring Past Localities - 15 Credits
  • Option B - The Rise of the High Speed Society 18th-20th centuries - 15 Credits
  • Option B - American Slavery - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Power to the People - Energy, Industrialization and the Creation of the Modern World - 15 Credits
  • Option B - History’s Eye – Photography and Society - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Sisterhood – Before and After - Feminism in Twentieth Century Britain - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Political Violence in Twentieth-Century Europe - 15 Credits
  • Option B - ‘Subordinate Independence’ - Japan’s Relationship with the US, 1945-Present - 15 Credits
  • Option B – Stalinism - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Dreams and Nightmares - Britain in Twentieth Century Europe - 15 Credits
  • Volunteering for History - 15 Credits
  • Theme Study - The Rise of Modern Medicine 1600-1900 - 15 Credits
  • Political and Religious Themes in the Modern Near and Middle East - 15 Credits
  • ‘The War on Terror’ and the ‘Axis of Evil’ and Beyond - 15 Credits

Semester 2 Credits

Critical Theory 15

Critical Theory has unarguably transformed the discipline of English Literature, but its significance in the 21st century has been increasingly subject to debate.  This module responds to proclamations of the ‘Death of Theory’ and the rush to declare us ‘post-Theory’ (post-gender, post-race, post-truth, etc.)  It examines the development of Critical Theory through the 20th century, as well as foundational texts from philosophy, to confront the historical and intellectual impact of ‘theory’ on the discipline. The module will explore works by difficult thinkers (from Barthes to Žižek), as well as the philosophers who influenced them (Plato, Heidegger, etc.) in order to experience theory first-hand, learning to tackle the more difficult critical material in the discipline in order to both assess its usefulness and application for different texts, contexts and periods. The focus on Critical Theory and philosophy will also enable students to engage with several of the UN sustainable development goals, including: 4 (Quality Education), 5 (Gender Equality), 10 (Reduced Inequalities) and those focused on ecological sustainability.

Reading History 15

Reading History provides an overview of ‘doing History’ from the Classical period onwards. It examines the ideas that have underpinned historical research and writing, from Herodotus to Post-Modernity, as well as recent theories of history (many of which have been drawn from other disciplines and including post-colonialism, gender and identity, spatial theory) as they have been used by historians. It provides students with an opportunity to think reflexively about the nature of the historical enterprise. Students are encouraged to link their studies in Reading History with their other second-year modules. This module principally examines the ways in which British historians have worked from the early medieval period to c.2000.  It investigates the influences which shaped their approaches (including, e.g., the work of foreign scholars such as Leopold von Ranke and the historians of the French Annales School). It also investigates theories of history – e.g. Marxist ideas.  It emphasizes the expansion of historical interests and the methodologies which have permitted fresh areas of study in the last thirty years and looks at the current practice of history.

Practising History 15

This module considers the planning and preparation of research and the methods and skills used, with particular reference to – but not sole consideration of – the dissertation. A wide range of historical approaches and methods are assessed, including use of local and national archives, databases and online sources, media and newspapers, visual images, standing remains, landscape and the material environment, public history, oral sources and scientific data. Ethics in historical research are also examined.

 

Optional modules

Choose either:

  • Preparation for Research and Professional Development - 15 Credits

OR both:

  • Reading History - 15 Credits
  • Practising History - 15 Credits

Other optional modules:

  • Chaucer and His World - 15 Credits
  • Eighteenth-Century Romanticism - 15 Credits
  • Modernism - 15 Credits
  • Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama - 15 Credits
  • The Rise of the Novel - 15 Credits
  • Victorian Literatures - 15 Credits
  • Nineteenth-Century Romanticism - 15 Credits
  • Gothic and Romantic Fiction - 15 Credits
  • Children’s Literature and Young Adult Fiction - 15 Credits
  • Postmodernism - 15 Credits
  • Shakespeare and Early Modern Comedy - 15 Credits
  • Scholarly Editing in Theory and Practice - 15 Credits
  • Volunteering - 15 Credits

 

  • Option A - The Carolingian Renaissance - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The Vikings and the Frankish World - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The Investiture Contest - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Norman Sicily ca 1000-1197 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - English Monasticism 1066-1540 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The First English Empire c. 1100 to c. 1350 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The Reign of King John - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Culture and Society in Late Medieval England - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Golden Age of Spain - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Religion, Politics and Society in Early Tudor England, 1485-1558 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The Global Hispanic World 1760s-1980s - 15 Credits
  • Option A - War as a Life Experience 18th-20th centuries - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Victorian Culture and Society - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Imperial Japan 1868-1937 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The British Raj, from the ‘Indian Mutiny’ to Gandhi – 1857-1947 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The American South 1865-1970 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Edwardian Britain - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Revolutionary Russia, 1900-1924 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Nazism and the Holocaust - 15 Credits
  • Option A - From Austerity to Affluence – Everyday life in Post-war Britain - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The Kinks - English Culture and Identity from the Post-war through to the 21st Century - 15 Credits

 

  • Option B - The Age of the Vikings - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Post-Carolingian Rulership - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Societies at War – England and France, 1189-1529 - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Textiles in the Medieval World - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Food and drink in medieval and early modern England - 15 Credits
  • Option B - The Urban History of Europe from the Black Death to the Industrial Revolution, c.1350-1700 - 15 Credits
  • Option B - The Renaissance Court - Power, Politics and Patronage - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Gender in Europe and North America, c. 1500-1914 - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Culture, Society and Economy in Early Modern England - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Exploring Past Localities - 15 Credits
  • Option B - The Rise of the High Speed Society 18th-20th centuries - 15 Credits
  • Option B - American Slavery - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Power to the People - Energy, Industrialization and the Creation of the Modern World - 15 Credits
  • Option B - History’s Eye – Photography and Society - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Sisterhood – Before and After - Feminism in Twentieth Century Britain - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Political Violence in Twentieth-Century Europe - 15 Credits
  • Option B - ‘Subordinate Independence’ - Japan’s Relationship with the US, 1945-Present - 15 Credits
  • Option B – Stalinism - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Dreams and Nightmares - Britain in Twentieth Century Europe - 15 Credits
  • Volunteering for History - 15 Credits
  • Theme Study - The Rise of Modern Medicine 1600-1900 - 15 Credits
  • Political and Religious Themes in the Modern Near and Middle East - 15 Credits
  • ‘The War on Terror’ and the ‘Axis of Evil’ and Beyond - 15 Credits

Optional Credits

Critical Theory 15

Critical Theory has unarguably transformed the discipline of English Literature, but its significance in the 21st century has been increasingly subject to debate.  This module responds to proclamations of the ‘Death of Theory’ and the rush to declare us ‘post-Theory’ (post-gender, post-race, post-truth, etc.)  It examines the development of Critical Theory through the 20th century, as well as foundational texts from philosophy, to confront the historical and intellectual impact of ‘theory’ on the discipline. The module will explore works by difficult thinkers (from Barthes to Žižek), as well as the philosophers who influenced them (Plato, Heidegger, etc.) in order to experience theory first-hand, learning to tackle the more difficult critical material in the discipline in order to both assess its usefulness and application for different texts, contexts and periods. The focus on Critical Theory and philosophy will also enable students to engage with several of the UN sustainable development goals, including: 4 (Quality Education), 5 (Gender Equality), 10 (Reduced Inequalities) and those focused on ecological sustainability.

Reading History 15

Reading History provides an overview of ‘doing History’ from the Classical period onwards. It examines the ideas that have underpinned historical research and writing, from Herodotus to Post-Modernity, as well as recent theories of history (many of which have been drawn from other disciplines and including post-colonialism, gender and identity, spatial theory) as they have been used by historians. It provides students with an opportunity to think reflexively about the nature of the historical enterprise. Students are encouraged to link their studies in Reading History with their other second-year modules. This module principally examines the ways in which British historians have worked from the early medieval period to c.2000.  It investigates the influences which shaped their approaches (including, e.g., the work of foreign scholars such as Leopold von Ranke and the historians of the French Annales School). It also investigates theories of history – e.g. Marxist ideas.  It emphasizes the expansion of historical interests and the methodologies which have permitted fresh areas of study in the last thirty years and looks at the current practice of history.

Practising History 15

This module considers the planning and preparation of research and the methods and skills used, with particular reference to – but not sole consideration of – the dissertation. A wide range of historical approaches and methods are assessed, including use of local and national archives, databases and online sources, media and newspapers, visual images, standing remains, landscape and the material environment, public history, oral sources and scientific data. Ethics in historical research are also examined.

 

Optional modules

Choose either:

  • Preparation for Research and Professional Development - 15 Credits

OR both:

  • Reading History - 15 Credits
  • Practising History - 15 Credits

Other optional modules:

  • Chaucer and His World - 15 Credits
  • Eighteenth-Century Romanticism - 15 Credits
  • Modernism - 15 Credits
  • Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama - 15 Credits
  • The Rise of the Novel - 15 Credits
  • Victorian Literatures - 15 Credits
  • Nineteenth-Century Romanticism - 15 Credits
  • Gothic and Romantic Fiction - 15 Credits
  • Children’s Literature and Young Adult Fiction - 15 Credits
  • Postmodernism - 15 Credits
  • Shakespeare and Early Modern Comedy - 15 Credits
  • Scholarly Editing in Theory and Practice - 15 Credits
  • Volunteering - 15 Credits

 

  • Option A - The Carolingian Renaissance - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The Vikings and the Frankish World - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The Investiture Contest - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Norman Sicily ca 1000-1197 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - English Monasticism 1066-1540 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The First English Empire c. 1100 to c. 1350 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The Reign of King John - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Culture and Society in Late Medieval England - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Golden Age of Spain - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Religion, Politics and Society in Early Tudor England, 1485-1558 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The Global Hispanic World 1760s-1980s - 15 Credits
  • Option A - War as a Life Experience 18th-20th centuries - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Victorian Culture and Society - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Imperial Japan 1868-1937 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The British Raj, from the ‘Indian Mutiny’ to Gandhi – 1857-1947 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The American South 1865-1970 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Edwardian Britain - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Revolutionary Russia, 1900-1924 - 15 Credits
  • Option A - Nazism and the Holocaust - 15 Credits
  • Option A - From Austerity to Affluence – Everyday life in Post-war Britain - 15 Credits
  • Option A - The Kinks - English Culture and Identity from the Post-war through to the 21st Century - 15 Credits

 

  • Option B - The Age of the Vikings - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Post-Carolingian Rulership - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Societies at War – England and France, 1189-1529 - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Textiles in the Medieval World - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Food and drink in medieval and early modern England - 15 Credits
  • Option B - The Urban History of Europe from the Black Death to the Industrial Revolution, c.1350-1700 - 15 Credits
  • Option B - The Renaissance Court - Power, Politics and Patronage - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Gender in Europe and North America, c. 1500-1914 - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Culture, Society and Economy in Early Modern England - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Exploring Past Localities - 15 Credits
  • Option B - The Rise of the High Speed Society 18th-20th centuries - 15 Credits
  • Option B - American Slavery - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Power to the People - Energy, Industrialization and the Creation of the Modern World - 15 Credits
  • Option B - History’s Eye – Photography and Society - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Sisterhood – Before and After - Feminism in Twentieth Century Britain - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Political Violence in Twentieth-Century Europe - 15 Credits
  • Option B - ‘Subordinate Independence’ - Japan’s Relationship with the US, 1945-Present - 15 Credits
  • Option B – Stalinism - 15 Credits
  • Option B - Dreams and Nightmares - Britain in Twentieth Century Europe - 15 Credits
  • Volunteering for History - 15 Credits
  • Theme Study - The Rise of Modern Medicine 1600-1900 - 15 Credits
  • Political and Religious Themes in the Modern Near and Middle East - 15 Credits
  • ‘The War on Terror’ and the ‘Axis of Evil’ and Beyond - 15 Credits

Year 3 (Level 6)

Modules Credits

Dissertation 30

Dissertation

The dissertation is an extended treatment of between 8,000 and 10,000 words of a subject of the student’s choice (subject to approval). Study is primarily student-directed, with supervision supplied by tutors teaching/researching in the subject area.  There will be a small number of general lectures to further provide guidance through the process.

OR Dissertation in History

The Dissertation (Extended Independent Study) is an 8,000 -10,000 thesis on a subject of a student’s choice. It makes an original contribution to historical knowledge and understanding. It demonstrates an advanced capacity to work as a historian and to employ the conventions of a historian.  Students must produce by due deadlines a proposal acceptable to internal scrutineers, evidence of substantial progress by the end of the first module as part of the assessment for the Research Methods module, and a record of supervision completed by the supervisor with the Dissertation.

Writing History* 15

*Mandatory module if the student is doing the 'Dissertation in History'.

This module is taught through small seminar groups only. In these groups, students will be able to explore the nature of historical research and historical debate through reflection on their own dissertation and the sharing of best practice with other students. It will allow a more supportive learning environment whilst ensuring a more active engagement with individual research.

Optional Modules
  • Women's Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century - 15 Credits
  • Romantic Celebrity Culture - 15 Credits
  • Literature and Psychoanalysis - 15 Credits
  • The Victorian Art of Murder - 15 Credits
  • Teaching and Communicating English - 15 Credits
  • The Shakespeare Phenomenon - 15 Credits
  • Globalization and Contemporary Fiction - 15 Credits
  • Utopian and Dystopian Fiction - 15 Credits
  • The Figure of the Law in Literature - 15 Credits
  • English, Etc. - 15 Credits

 

  • Comparative Study - Supernatural and Witchcraft Beliefs in the British Isles,  Continental Europe, and America - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study – Chivalry - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Minorities in the Past -  30 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Mediterranean Fascism - Conflict and Dictatorship in Spain and Italy 1914-1947 - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study - War Crimes, Trials and Memories of War in Japan and Germany - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study: Religious Reform in Sixteenth-Century Europe - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Communist Regimes in Central and Eastern Europe - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study: Greek and Roman Comedy Theatre - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study: The Monstrous Regiment: Gender and Authority in Early Modern Europe - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Nation Making in Early Modern Europe - 15 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Holocaust Memory and Representation in Europe, the United States and Israel - 15 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Ideas, Ideologies and Colonial Organisation in the British and French Empires - 15 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Borderlands and Commodities in History - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study - The Black Death in Europe - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Murder in the Ancient City - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Plutarch's Parallel Lives - 15 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Gender and Authority in Early Medieval Europe - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Warfare in the Medieval West from the Ninth to the Twelfth Century - 15 Credits
  • Comparative Study - The Middle Ages in Computer Games - 15 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Mental Health and Illness - 15 Credits
  • Comparative Study - The People are Revolting! Protest, Rebellion and Popular Politics in the Modern World - 15 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Anxiety and Hope: Meanings of Home in the Post-war World - 15 Credits

 

  • Depth Study: The Hundred Years' War 1337-1453 - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: Alfred the Great - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Wars of the Roses 1450-1499 - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: Civil War and Revolution in the British Isles - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The United States and the Cold War 1945-63 - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: Japan at War and Under Occupation 1937-52 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Home Front: Britain 1939-1945 - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The French Wars of Religion 1562-1598 - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: Society, Culture and Everyday Life in Russia: 1928-1985 - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Norman Conquest - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: Interwar Britain - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Pax Romana  - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Italian Wars 1494-1516 and 1521-1559 - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Henrician& Edwardian Reformation and the Marian Counter-Reformation - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The French in North Africa: The Maghreb, 1830-1914 and North Africa and France  - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Maghreb, 1914-present - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: Genocide in History and Memory I and II - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: Ruling England in the Second Viking Age, Part I: Kingdoms Lost and Won and Part II: Political Cultures - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Medieval Life Cycle: Youth and Age - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: Epic Literature and History: Homer and Herodotus - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: Norman Worlds I (Normandy and the British Isles) and II (Southern Italy and Crusader Kingdoms) - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Anglo-Norman Civil War, 1120-1148 and 1148-1162  - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Emergence of the Italian City Communes (c.1050-c.1150) and The Dominance of the Italian City Communes (c.1150-c.1250) - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Rise of British Medicine 1650 - 1800 and 1800 - 1950 - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Age of Napoleon in global perspective -  I and II - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Emergence of Modern Environmentalism I & II: The Discovery of Nature and The Crisis of Nature - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Post-war Teenager, 1945-1979 Part 1 and Part 2 - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The USSR after Stalin, 1953-1964 and 1964-1985 - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: Greek Rhetoric: The Sophists and Lysias & Demosthenes - 30 Credits

Optional Credits

Dissertation 30

Dissertation

The dissertation is an extended treatment of between 8,000 and 10,000 words of a subject of the student’s choice (subject to approval). Study is primarily student-directed, with supervision supplied by tutors teaching/researching in the subject area.  There will be a small number of general lectures to further provide guidance through the process.

OR Dissertation in History

The Dissertation (Extended Independent Study) is an 8,000 -10,000 thesis on a subject of a student’s choice. It makes an original contribution to historical knowledge and understanding. It demonstrates an advanced capacity to work as a historian and to employ the conventions of a historian.  Students must produce by due deadlines a proposal acceptable to internal scrutineers, evidence of substantial progress by the end of the first module as part of the assessment for the Research Methods module, and a record of supervision completed by the supervisor with the Dissertation.

Writing History* 15

*Mandatory module if the student is doing the 'Dissertation in History'.

This module is taught through small seminar groups only. In these groups, students will be able to explore the nature of historical research and historical debate through reflection on their own dissertation and the sharing of best practice with other students. It will allow a more supportive learning environment whilst ensuring a more active engagement with individual research.

Optional Modules
  • Women's Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century - 15 Credits
  • Romantic Celebrity Culture - 15 Credits
  • Literature and Psychoanalysis - 15 Credits
  • The Victorian Art of Murder - 15 Credits
  • Teaching and Communicating English - 15 Credits
  • The Shakespeare Phenomenon - 15 Credits
  • Globalization and Contemporary Fiction - 15 Credits
  • Utopian and Dystopian Fiction - 15 Credits
  • The Figure of the Law in Literature - 15 Credits
  • English, Etc. - 15 Credits

 

  • Comparative Study - Supernatural and Witchcraft Beliefs in the British Isles,  Continental Europe, and America - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study – Chivalry - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Minorities in the Past -  30 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Mediterranean Fascism - Conflict and Dictatorship in Spain and Italy 1914-1947 - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study - War Crimes, Trials and Memories of War in Japan and Germany - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study: Religious Reform in Sixteenth-Century Europe - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Communist Regimes in Central and Eastern Europe - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study: Greek and Roman Comedy Theatre - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study: The Monstrous Regiment: Gender and Authority in Early Modern Europe - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Nation Making in Early Modern Europe - 15 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Holocaust Memory and Representation in Europe, the United States and Israel - 15 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Ideas, Ideologies and Colonial Organisation in the British and French Empires - 15 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Borderlands and Commodities in History - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study - The Black Death in Europe - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Murder in the Ancient City - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Plutarch's Parallel Lives - 15 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Gender and Authority in Early Medieval Europe - 30 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Warfare in the Medieval West from the Ninth to the Twelfth Century - 15 Credits
  • Comparative Study - The Middle Ages in Computer Games - 15 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Mental Health and Illness - 15 Credits
  • Comparative Study - The People are Revolting! Protest, Rebellion and Popular Politics in the Modern World - 15 Credits
  • Comparative Study - Anxiety and Hope: Meanings of Home in the Post-war World - 15 Credits

 

  • Depth Study: The Hundred Years' War 1337-1453 - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: Alfred the Great - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Wars of the Roses 1450-1499 - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: Civil War and Revolution in the British Isles - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The United States and the Cold War 1945-63 - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: Japan at War and Under Occupation 1937-52 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Home Front: Britain 1939-1945 - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The French Wars of Religion 1562-1598 - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: Society, Culture and Everyday Life in Russia: 1928-1985 - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Norman Conquest - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: Interwar Britain - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Pax Romana  - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Italian Wars 1494-1516 and 1521-1559 - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Henrician& Edwardian Reformation and the Marian Counter-Reformation - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The French in North Africa: The Maghreb, 1830-1914 and North Africa and France  - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Maghreb, 1914-present - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: Genocide in History and Memory I and II - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: Ruling England in the Second Viking Age, Part I: Kingdoms Lost and Won and Part II: Political Cultures - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Medieval Life Cycle: Youth and Age - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: Epic Literature and History: Homer and Herodotus - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: Norman Worlds I (Normandy and the British Isles) and II (Southern Italy and Crusader Kingdoms) - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Anglo-Norman Civil War, 1120-1148 and 1148-1162  - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Emergence of the Italian City Communes (c.1050-c.1150) and The Dominance of the Italian City Communes (c.1150-c.1250) - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Rise of British Medicine 1650 - 1800 and 1800 - 1950 - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Age of Napoleon in global perspective -  I and II - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Emergence of Modern Environmentalism I & II: The Discovery of Nature and The Crisis of Nature - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The Post-war Teenager, 1945-1979 Part 1 and Part 2 - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: The USSR after Stalin, 1953-1964 and 1964-1985 - 30 Credits
  • Depth Study: Greek Rhetoric: The Sophists and Lysias & Demosthenes - 30 Credits

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions.
The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above.

Progression from one level of the programme to the next is subject to meeting the University’s academic regulations.

2020 Course Tuition Fees

 UK/EU

International

Year 1 £9,250 £13,500
Year 2 £9,250 £13,500
Year 3 £9,250 £13,500
Total £27,750 £40,500
Optional Sandwich Year £700 £700
Total with Sandwich Year £28,450 £41,200

If you are a UK or EU student starting your degree in September 2020, the first year will cost you £9,250*. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 for UK and EU students.

Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future, so make sure you know what is on offer to support you.

UK/EU Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77.08 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,935.

International part-time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £112.50 and a 15 credit module is £1,687.

*The University of Winchester will charge the maximum approved tuition fee per year. 

Additional costs

As one of our students all of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of student support and IT services.

There might be additional costs you may encounter whilst studying. The following highlights the mandatory and optional costs for this course:

Optional

Core texts

Multiple copies of core text are held within the library and e-books are identified where possible, however due the nature of the course students are recommended to purchase a copy for their own use. It is also possible for students purchase second hand copies. Indicative cost is £50-£200 per year.

Field Trip

Third year students have the option to go on a day trip to London with the chance to visit an exhibition. The cost of this trip will depend on the entry price of any exhibitions visited. Indicative cost is £48 - £63. 

Printing and binding

The University is pleased to offer our students a free printing allowance of £20 each academic year. This will print around 500 A4 mono pages. If students wish to print more, printer credit can be topped up by the student. The University and Student Union are champions of sustainability and we ask all our students to consider the environmental impact before printing. Our Reprographics team also offer printing and binding services, including dissertation binding which may be required by your course with an indicative coast of £1.50-£3.

Key course details

UCAS code
QV31
Duration
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
Typical offer
96-112 points
Location
On campus, Winchester