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Drama and English Literature

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-B,B,C

including a minimum grade B in two relevant subjects, one preferably English.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

or above, to include modules in a relevant subject, preferably Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies and in English.

120-112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications preferably including either Higher Level Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies at grade 6 and in Higher Level English at grade 6.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM-DMM

in Performing Arts or related subject and minimum grade B at A Level in English.

UCAS Tariff

120-112

including a minimum grade B at A Level in two relevant subjects, one preferably English.

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Perform an audition

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

English literature

Drama

If you love the texts behind the drama as much as the actual performances themselves, studying Drama and English Literature together gives you the opportunity to gain a richer understanding of the two subjects. The aim is to get you to investigate drama through practical performance, and to develop your appreciation of the startling variety and complexity of English literature.

In your English Literature studies, you'll study some of the most renowned writing, along with some lesser-known but equally inspiring works. You’ll have the chance to develop an understanding of the major movements of prose and poetry, and we’ll focus on building your analytical skills to help you assess, question, debate and persuade. They’re all skills that employers are looking for.

Why study Drama and English Literature?
* QS World University Subject Rankings 2021 ranked the University of Huddersfield 8th in the UK for 'Performing Arts' (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2021/performing-arts).

* 95% -100% of graduates from these subjects are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 17/18, UK domiciled graduates).

* State-of-the-art facilities including three adaptable studios with sprung floors and state of the art multimedia projection equipment (https://sway.office.com/28jHECQ9LCkfeYve?ref=Link).

* Teaching by industry professionals and guest appearances from the likes of Professor Sir Patrick Stewart, Natalie Gavin, John Britton, Nicolás Núñez, Chloe Beale, Nicci Topping, Anna Helena McLean, and David Crowley.

* Production based programme along with visits from practitioners and residencies from internationally known companies like Slung Low, IOU Productions and Northern Broadsides.

* Our team of English academic staff are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for the quality of their research publications (REF 2014).

Modules

Year 1
Core module:
Literary Genres

Option modules:
Models and Theories of Performance Practice 1B
Text into Performance
Thinking Critically

Year 2
Core modules:
Literary Histories
Critical Concepts 1

Option modules:
Choose two from a list which may include:
Theatre and Performance Making
Specialist Practice

Plus one from a list which may include:
Models and Theories of Performance Practice 2a
Models and Theories of Performance Practice 2b

Year 3 (optional placement year)

Final year
Core module:
Critical Context: Perspectives on Contemporary Drama, Theatre and Performance
Advanced Critical Practice
Critical Concepts 2

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include:
Process and Performance Project
Final Year Project
Dissertation

Assessment methods

Assessment of your work includes essays, research based practical presentations, creative practical working processes, performance, scripts and plays, and a dissertation. You submit work for assessment at intervals throughout the year.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,000
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Media and Performance (ADMP)

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
English literature
74%
med
Drama

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Literature in english

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

66%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
66%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

Drama

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
60%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

69%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
56%
Course specific equipment and facilities
51%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
57%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Teaching and educational professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

Drama

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
29%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
20%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
Teaching and educational professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

English studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Performing arts

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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