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  • English Literature achieved 90% overall satisfaction as rated by final-year undergraduate students in the 2017 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.


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

94.4% of our 2015/16 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.


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: 180 hours
  • Independent learning: 1008 hours
  • Placement: 12 hours
Year 3 (Level 6): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*
  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 168 hours
  • Independent learning: 1032 hours

*Please note these are indicative hours for the course. 


Taught elements of the course take place on our King Alfred Campus (Winchester) or at our West Downs Campus (Winchester)


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)*:
  • 81% coursework
  • 16% written exams
  • 3% practical exams
Year 2 (Level 5)*:
  • 77% coursework
  • 15% written exams
  • 8% practical exams
Year 3 (Level 6)*:
  • 74% coursework
  • 18% written exams
  • 8% practical exams

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


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.



2018 Entry: 96-112 points 

An A level A*-C  pass is required  in an English subject (this can be in English Literature, English Language, English Language and Literature, or Creative Writing) and in one of the following: History, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, History of Art, Economics or Politics

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

International baccalaureate: 25 points

If English is not your first language: Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent

Course enquiries and applications

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Year 1 (Level 4)

Modules Credits

Introduction to English Studies 15

This module offers students an opportunity to negotiate the transition to undergraduate study of English in a small group environment that will promote interaction with fellow students and the module tutor. Students will be involved in detailed discussion of their interpretations of fictional texts and will share their experience in the location and evaluation of relevant critical writing. There will be opportunities to share and compare essay-writing strategies and research methods and to ensure the referencing requirements and conventions of degree-level work are understood. The iterative essay, where a draft will receive feedback before final submission, will promote reflection on research, essay writing, and understanding of marking criteria. There will also be an opportunity to have an initial experience of assessed oral presentation before a relatively small audience and to use a range of relevant web-based resources.

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.

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.

Early English Texts and Contexts 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. By tracing these topics across texts from different periods comparison and contrast in relation to historical change will be highlighted. Students will be encouraged to draw from the theoretical materials studied in Critical Reading 1 and 2 to develop their interpretations of these texts. The use of texts that have already received considerable critical attention will enable students to engage with existing critical discussion in these areas.

Critical Reading 2 15

This is the second of two related modules which together form a foundational introduction to the critical reading of literary texts. This module will build upon the first by giving students an opportunity to engage with selected literary, critical and theoretical texts, brought together in order to demonstrate the application of major critical theories to literature from different genres and periods. Students will acquire from this module the critical and theoretical basis for the remainder of their undergraduate work in English. It will follow a chronological scheme in order to show how literary criticism has changed through debate and controversy in relation to changes within society and the academy. It will incorporate the most recent developments in criticism, introducing students to key critical extracts alongside literary texts in order to familiarize them with the most significant ideas of the most influential thinkers for the study of literature.


Critical Reading 1 15

This is the first of two related modules which together form a broad introduction to critical reading of literary texts. This first module is designed to build upon reading skills developed at pre-degree level and to introduce more advanced reading skills, drawing upon developments in undergraduate English. It will focus on key aspects of engagement with literature: the role of the reader; the authority of the author; text, context and intertextuality; canon-formation; genre and generic expectation; literature and identity politics; nation and narration. Students will develop their reading skills with a wide range of texts, including fiction, poetry and short stories, both canonical and non-canonical.  Students will be made aware of the history of the discipline as it has moved through different kinds of reading practice since its first appearance in English universities. This will provide a context in which to place the discipline’s development through the so-called ‘theory revolution’ and its aftermath.

Optional Credits

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

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.

Semester 2 Credits

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 Credits

Optional modules

Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama   15 Credits

Nineteenth-Century Romanticism 15 Credits

The Modern Age 15 Credits

Chaucer and His World 15 Credits

Shakespeare and Seventeenth-Century Drama 15 Credits

Eighteenth-Century Romanticism 15 Credits

Victorian Fictions 15 Credits

Gothic and Romantic Fiction 15 Credits

Postcolonial Fictions 15 Credits

The Postmodern Age 15 Credits

Individual Project 15 Credits

Literary Adaptations for Film and Television 15 Credits

Sex and Sensibility in Eighteenth-Century Print Culture 15 Credits

Eighteenth Century Performance and Censorship 15 Credits

Textual Editing and Theory and Practice 15 Credits

Children’s Literature and Young Adult Fiction 15 Credits

Volunteering for BA English 15 Credits

Group Project 15 Credits

Political and Religious Themes in the Modern Near and Middle East 15 Credits

Middle English Texts in Context 15 Credits

Values Studies

Field Trip 15 Credits

The War on Terror


Option A - Culture and Society in 5th Century Athens 15 Credits

Option A - The World of Alexander the Great 15 Credits

Option A - Greco-Roman Egypt 331-31 BC 15 Credits

Option A - Culture and Society in Republican Rome 506-44 BC 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 - Political Medievalisms 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 - Enlightened Absolutism in East-Central Europe, 1740-1790 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 Symposium - Ancient Greek Drinking Culture 15 Credits

Option B - Sport and Leisure in Classical Greece and Rome 15 Credits

Option B - Classical World on Film 15 Credits

Option B - The Age of the Vikings 15 Credits

Option B - Post-Carolingian Rulership 15 Credits

Option B - The Crusades 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 Age of Discovery 15 Credits

Option B - The Rise of the High Speed Society 18th-20th centuries 15 Credits

Option B - American Slavery 15 Credits

Option B - Reactions to Poverty 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 - Soviet Communism 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

Option B - The History of Rock and Roll 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

Middle English: Texts in Context  15 Credits

Old English I 15 Credits

Year 3 (Level 6)

Modules Credits

Writing History 15

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.

Dissertation in History 30

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.

Dissertation 30

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.

Optional Credits

Optional Modules

The Shakespeare Phenomenon 15 Credits

Women's Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century 15 Credits

Twentieth Century Dramatic Texts: Brecht and Beckett 15 Credits

Consumer Culture 15 Credits

Jewish Identities 15 Credits

Keywords 15 Credits

Literature, Sexuality and Morality 15 Credits

The City in American Literature 1868-1925 15 Credits

Renaissance Poetry at the Court of Elizabeth I 15 Credits

Romantic Celebrity Culture 15 Credits

Globalization and Contemporary Fiction 15 Credits

Literature and Psychoanalysis 15 Credits

The Figure of the Law in Literature 15 Credits

Post-Structuralism: Theory, Text, Culture 15 Credits

Utopian and Dystopian Fiction 15 Credits

The Victorian Art of Murder 15 Credits

Reflecting on History 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
The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above.

Course Tuition Fees 

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

If you are a UK or EU student starting your degree in September 2018, 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.

Full-time £9,250 p/a

Total Cost: £27,750 (3 years) | £28,450 (sandwich option)

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 £6,938

International Students

Full-time £12,950** p/a
Total Cost: £38,850** (3 years) | £39,550** (sandwich option)

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 £107.92 and a 15 credit module is £1,620. Fees for students from Vestfold University College in Norway (who receive a 10% reduction) and NLA are £11,655.


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:


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. Cost £50-£200 per academic 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.Cost £48 - £63. 

Printing and binding: Students are required to pay for the costs of dissertation printing and binding. Cost £2.50.

Key course details

UCAS code
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
Typical offer
96-112 points
King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester