Aberystwyth University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

Drama and English

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Course summary

If you have a passion for theatre, performance and literature, then our BA in Drama and English is the course for you. Combining practice and theory, you will explore culture, performance and society through the interpretation and staging of dramatic text. Let your imagination run free as you examine the ways in which literary culture has engaged with and shaped society in the past, and how it continues to do so today. You will also experiment with writing and understand its ability to transform the world in which we live. Throughout the course, you will have the chance to participate in a variety of performances and productions, the star of the show being our School Shakespeare Project, where you will develop, rehearse and stage a performance and educational workshop for a public audience of upper primary or secondary schoolchildren. This exciting course is taught by experts from the world of Drama and English Literature, many of whom are active authors and playwrights within their respective industries. On completion of the BA Drama and English at Aberystwyth University, you will graduate with the specialist knowledge and transferable skills that will gain you access to careers that range from work in Theatre and Performing Arts to the world of Advertising or New Media.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
WQ44
Institution code:
A40
Campus name:
Main Site (Aberystwyth)
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed above represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. If you cannot find the qualifications that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: [email protected]) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://courses.aber.ac.uk/undergraduate/drama-english/

Additional entry requirements

Other

A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Business, Mathematics, Psychology and Science degree schemes also require a minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent).


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedB
Cambridge English ProficiencyC
IELTS (Academic)6.5With minimum 5.5 in each component.
PTE Academic62With minimum scores of 51 in each component.
TOEFL (iBT)88With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.

If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
91%
Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees may rise for any successive years of study, mapped according to any inflation-linked maximum tuition fee permitted by the Welsh Government. These increases would also apply for the proportional fees charged for Year Abroad and Year in Industry. The latest fee information is available via the University's website. We recommend you check the updated fee information before applying. Up to date details of the relevant fees will be set out in our offer documentation, and your terms and conditions with us will describe how we may be entitled to increase or otherwise change fees during the period of your study with us. The fees position is different for overseas students. Costs not included in the tuition fee: The academic provision of the University includes certain elements of study away from Aberystwyth. These involve activities such as field trips in science degrees and visits to theatres, galleries and museums in humanities-based courses. The additional costs of such activities are not included in the overall University fee and you should, therefore, note the need to budget for them. Details of courses that have additional costs can be found on the Aberystwyth University website. These costs are given as an indication of likely cost and will vary as will the location and duration of the activity. Fuller details will be available from the department organising the activity.

Provider information

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Aberystwyth University
Penglais
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
United Kingdom
SY23 3FL


Course contact details

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Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies (undergraduate enquiries)

+44 (0)1970 622828

+44 (0)1970 622831

Department of English and Creative Writing (undergraduate enquiries)

+44 (0)1970 622534

+44 (0)1970 622530

Undergraduate Admissions Office (undergraduate enquiries)

01970 622021

Drama and English at Aberystwyth University - UCAS