Studying BA (Hons) History and English Literature at Liverpool John Moores University will provide you with an opportunity to not only discover the past but also how past and present is recorded in a variety of sources including novels, visual sources, films and poetry.
- Taught by a passionate team of academics
- History at LJMU has been rated 11th best in the country in the 2019 Guardian University league table
- In 2016 National Student Survey 98% of our students agreed that 'staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching'
- Teaching from leading academics who have written scholarly works on topics ranging from American foreign policy to sport in the Soviet Union, through to Sherlock Holmes and Irish rock music
- A broad range of module topics that includes Britain, Ireland, Europe, Japan, Palestine and sub-Saharan Africa
Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
Modern European History: Myth, Memory and the Uses of the past
Literary & Cultural theory
Practices of History
Literature in Context: Britain in the 1950s
The American Age: People Politics and Power
Global France, Empire and Society in Modern French History
The Soviet Experiment, 1917 – 1991
Colonial Africa, 1880-1994
The Making of Modern Britons: Identity and Community 1901 to 1964
Gendering the Past
The International Crisis, 1919 – 1939
From Shogun to Showdown: Japan, 1853 – 1941
Prison Voices: Crime, Conviction and Confession, c. 1700-1900
Modernism and Modernity
Romanticism: Revolution, Reaction and Representation
Postcolonial Writing: Power, Art & Protest
Body, Mind and Soul: Seventeenth Century Literature and Culture
Relating Gender: Fiction from the 19th Century to the Present
Stage Worlds: Early Modern Drama & Culture
The following options are typically offered:
History & English Dissertation
End of Empire: Historiographical and Southeast Asian Perspectives
The Rise and Fall of Nazi Germany
British Newspaper History 1855-1986:' Wholesale and Harmless Entertainment'?
Independent Study in History
International Fieldwork in History
Celebration and Commemoration in Irish History
Transitions: identities in the Interwar Years
Interpreting conflict in post-colonial Africa
Living with Defeat: France and the Second World War, History and Legacies
The Soviet Experience, 1917 - 1991
Post-Millennial British Fiction
Laws of War
Vamps and Villains: Exploring Gothic Fiction
Writing Lives: Collaborative Research Project – The Archive of Working-Class Writing
English Independent Study
Race in America
Writing the Real: Contemporary Non-Fiction
Terrorism and Modern Literature
Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.
Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework.
We acknowledge that all students perform differently depending on the way they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods. Half of your assessments will be coursework in the form of essays, portfolios, short written pieces, independent studies and dissertations. The rest of your assessment is by seen and unseen exam. Exam questions are available two weeks before the start of seen exams so you have the chance to prepare fully for them.
Your tutors will provide feedback on coursework assessments within 15 days of submission via Canvas, face-to-face or as written comments. We believe constructive feedback is vital in helping you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.
Application deadline details:
You'll have such a gret time at John Moores, you won't want to leave! Liverpool is a fantastic city to live in, really vibrant and it really feels like being at the heart of something. The Raz (or The Blue Angel to the uninitiated) is a great club. There’s also amazing shops and cafes down Bold Street, and there are loads of interesting societies to keep you busy. The uni is incredibly supportive, with a responsive SU and fascinating tutors who are always ready to help out with your studies.
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £13,950
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