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I'm considering an English Literature & History joint honours degree, but I only take English Literature at A-Level, not History. I have an A at History at GCSE (if that means anything at all), but I was wondering if the fact that I haven't taken History at A-Level would significantly harm my prospects of being admitted, or completely negate them altogether?

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It will probably depend on what the uni wants. Have a look online at uni requirements for some that do this particular course, and it will tell you some might require it, some might not
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With my university; you don't have to have a History A-Level to do English Lit and History (which I'm planning on doing) but you do with the single honours History. But it does depend on the university of course!


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I'm doing joint honours history and my course needed History to at least A-Level grade B. However, my best friend is also history joint honours elsewhere and she didn't need it. It really depends on the university and they will state whether you need it or not in the course requirements.
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(Original post by mvp12)
I'm considering an English Literature & History joint honours degree, but I only take English Literature at A-Level, not History. I have an A at History at GCSE (if that means anything at all), but I was wondering if the fact that I haven't taken History at A-Level would significantly harm my prospects of being admitted, or completely negate them altogether?

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Most sensible Unis will insist on History at A level - History (even as a combined subject) is one of the most competitive subjects. You might find lower Unis that ask for points rather than grades are a possibility.

One alternative is to look for a degree with a wider focus that encompasses both subjects like Humanities, Liberal Arts or Cultural Studies or even American Studies. Although these degrees will include 'history' they probably won't require it specifically at A level.
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One alternative is to look for a degree with a wider focus that encompasses both subjects like Humanities, Liberal Arts or Cultural Studies or even American Studies. Although these degrees will include 'history' they probably won't require it specifically at A level.
I am considering taking English with American Studies, but I do have some reservations about taking a subject with 'studies' in the name, as they generally don't have a good rep do they?
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Its fine. It has the status of a sensible literate 'essay' subject, and since it often has a Year Abroad attached, employers value it.

Media Studies, Dance Studies etc - yes, a bit lightweight.
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I had a quick look round a random selection of 'good' universities offering History & English Literature joint degrees.

Durham and York wanted both subjects at A-level, but Lancaster and Sussex required only English Lit (A-grade), not History.
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