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Course Details

Drama and English Literature BA (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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Course Summary

Discover how our societies have shaped and been shaped by English literature, and explore different modes of performance, by studying our full-time Drama and English Literature degree in Cambridge. Choose to study abroad for one semester, and attend field trips and productions to broaden your experience. Prepare for a career in the arts or fields such as teaching – and change the way others see the world.

Entry Requirement

96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), preferably to include Drama, Theatre Studies or a related subject.
3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.
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.
You may also be accepted to this course with an IELTS 5.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University, but will then be required to undertake additional compulsory free English language modules in your first year.


Foundation year

Foundation in Humanities, English, Media, Social Sciences and Education;Optional modules available in years two and three;Anglia Language Programme

Year one
  • Studio Performance
  • A History of English Literature, from the present to 1789
  • Reading Literature and Theory
  • Staging and Production
  • A History of English Literature from Equiano to Chaucer
  • Introduction to Imaginative Writing: Poetry and Plays
Year Two
  • Making Performance
  • Postcolonial Writing
  • Practice as Research
  • The European Novel: Desire and Transgression
  • optional modules
  • Romantic Conflicts
  • Modernism and the City
  • Writing World War One: Trauma, Memory, Resistance
  • Principles of Dramatherapy
  • Dialogue and Debate: More to Milton
  • News and Feature Writing
  • Black British Writing
  • Scenes and Shorts
  • New Media Performance
  • Community Theatre
Year Three
  • Major Project
  • Performance Showcase ,optional modules
  • Contemporary Texts
  • Provocations
  • Principles of Music Therapy and Dramatherapy
  • Working in English and Media
  • Spectacle and Representation in Renaissance Drama
  • Modern Science Fiction
  • Acting for Camera
  • Site Specific and Immersive Theatre
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Theorising Children's Literature
  • Romantic Idealism
  • Literature and Exile: Displacement, Identity, Self




Sept, Jan


4 Years

Study Mode

Full Time

Tution Fees

UK/EU tution fees starting from: £9250

International tution fees starting from: £13500

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