This degree offers you the opportunity to explore the disciplines of history and English literature. You'll be introduced to the skills of the historian, and will analyse societies and their structures in a way that will inform and complement your literary studies. You'll explore thematic and genre-based approaches to literature, verbal analysis and literary theory. You'll have the opportunity to gain precious industry-standard experience through our History at Work placement scheme. Our staff come from a variety of cultural backgrounds and, with their diverse research specialties, they’ll be able to help you develop your own interests. Both departments are large enough to provide a wide range of modules, but small enough to let you get to know other students and staff. We host a programme of guest lectures that has included major names in literature, including Alan Bennett, Germaine Greer, and Nobel Laureates Seamus Heaney and Doris Lessing. Interdisciplinary modules draw together standard historical sources with literature, film, and the visual arts, and help you develop a wide range of skills that are attractive to employers. Our graduates have a good employment record, and have gone on to work in publishing, journalism, PR, teaching, advertising, and the media.