Drama and English Literature

Anglia Ruskin University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Study writing from Shakespeare to science fiction, and Wordsworth to women’s literature. Sharpen your performance skills in our dedicated drama studios and full-size theatre. As well as developing your academic knowledge, this course will prepare you for a range of careers. Our Drama and English Literature course is ideal if you’re fascinated by both subjects and want to pursue a career in fields such as teaching, journalism, television and radio, and more. Our Drama modules focus on 20th-century and contemporary performance practice. You’ll work on public productions as well as smaller scale projects – sometimes alongside students from other courses, developing collaborative approaches to your creative work. Meanwhile, our English Literature modules will allow you to balance your study of traditional writers such as Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Dickens and Woolf with an exploration of genres such as modern science fiction, children's literature and contemporary women's writing. Your choice will grow from an introduction to English literary history in Year 1, to modules on related subjects such as film, philosophy or writing (creative or journalistic) in years 2 and 3, all supported by our highly-experienced teaching staff.

Course details


Year one, core modules Performance Contexts 1A Performance Contexts 1B Staging and Reception Staging and Production Introduction to Literary Criticism A History of English Literature from Chaucer to Equiano A History of English Literature, from the present to 1789 Year two, core modules Making Performance The Body in Performance Dialogue and Debate 1: Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama Postcolonialism Year two, optional modules Performance Practitioners New Media Performance Design for Performance News and Feature Writing Romantic Conflicts The History of the Book Special Topic 1: Bible and Literature The Victorian Experience: Texts and Contexts Dialogue and Debate: More to Milton Anglia Language Programme Year three, core modules Devising Performance Major Project Year three, optional modules Performance and Identity Contemporary Texts Principles of Music Therapy and Dramatherapy Modern Science Fiction Working in English and Media Special Topic 2: Modernism Adaptations and Afterlives: the Art of Rewriting Stories

Assessment method

You’ll demonstrate your learning through essays, reports, oral presentations, studio and public performance, and a major project using practice-based research techniques.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeWQ43
Institution code A60
Campus nameCambridge Campus
Campus codeC

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), preferably to include Drama, Theatre Studies or a related subject.
A level 96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), preferably to include Drama, Theatre Studies or a related subject.
Access to HE Diploma UCAS Tariff Points accepted.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.

2020 Entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when apply opens for the exact requirements. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

http://www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/help-with-finances/uk-eu-undergraduate#tuitionfees 2019 International Fees are to be confirmed
Drama and English Literature at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS