History and English is a challenging but ultimately satisfying course to take at Regent’s. You do papers from each subject, along with modules that emphasise the interrelation between the two disciplines, and as a result you get a huge amount of choice in what you study.
You’ll learn about literature and history in depth, alongside your peers in single honours, but will benefit from a strong interdisciplinary approach that will enrich your understanding of what ‘text’ and ‘context’ really mean. As such, the degree fosters skills appropriate both to academia and to careers requiring critical thinking and a thorough approach.
Tuition for English is in college, while for History you will often be sent out across the university to be taught by experts in your chosen papers. Regent’s is close to both the History Faculty Library and the English Faculty, and the college library is well stocked for both subjects. You will have between two and three essays a fortnight, and typically be working on at least two papers at once.
College typically takes one student for History and English a year, and all applicants must take the HAT.
Please note All candidates must take the History Aptitude Test (HAT) in their own school or college or an approved test centre on 2 November 2011. Please also note that the registration process for the HAT has changed for 2012/13 entry. More information on the HAT may be found here.