BA Joint Honours
English and History QVH1 3 years; QV3D 4 years (with Study Abroad)
History and Geography VL17 3 years
History and Politics VLC2 3 years; VLD2 4 years (with Study Abroad)
Our Joint Honours degrees at the Cornwall Campus give you the opportunity to divide your study between two complementary areas of interest and, in specified cases, explore the interrelations between them. You will study the core modules from each subject and a selection of options, in a choice of pathways
BA English and History
This programme combines the investigation of English texts with a study of their historical context. You will enhance your understanding of the ways in which literature reflects and recalls the past as well as the way in which knowledge of the past informs literary readings. You will learn to engage imaginatively in the process of understanding and analysing complex and sophisticated problems in the two disciplines by critical approaches that blend detailed and broad levels of analysis.
BA History and Geography
This programme blends the study of history with an appreciation of the way environments are organised and managed through cultural, economic and political processes. You will be introduced to the historical and geographical aspects of human society and the physical environment, and their complex inter-relationships.
BA History and Politics
This programme brings together History modules that include an engagement with the politics of past societies, and political analysis that includes the study of the historical development of political thought. The programme allows you to explore the history of various societies across the globe and the connections and comparisons between them but is also firmly based in practical techniques.
Flexible Combined Honours
History may also be studied under the Flexible Combined Honours scheme which allows you to combine History with subjects not currently available as a Joint Honours programme.
If you take History with a Modern Language you will normally spend your third year abroad; for details please see Modern Languages.
For our other degree programmes, including those in Cornwall, you may study for half a year at a partner institution in Europe, North America or Australia. Students based at both campuses can also follow a four-year ‘with Study Abroad’ programme which allows you to spend your third year abroad. You may apply directly for the four-year programme or transfer from another programme once you are at the University. Full details of these schemes and of our partner institutions can be found on the Study Abroad page on our College website.