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.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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.
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Additional entry requirements
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
|Cambridge English Advanced||B|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||With minimum 5.5 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||62||With minimum scores of 51 in each component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88||With 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.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
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Course contact detailsVisit our course page
Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies (undergraduate enquiries)
+44 (0)1970 622828
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Department of English and Creative Writing (undergraduate enquiries)
+44 (0)1970 622534
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