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Drama and English Literature (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) Liverpool, United Kingdom
The BA Drama and English Literature (Hons) at Liverpool John Moores University offers you the chance to complete a work placement in the USA plus extensive opportunities to take part in theatre productions across Liverpool.
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Overview

The BA Drama and English Literature (Hons) at Liverpool John Moores University  offers many different ways to prepare you for the world of work, whether putting on your own production, learning about the theatre industry or getting real work experience.

One aim of this course is to develop your confidence, imagination and self-knowledge, together with your skills in communication, expression and teamwork, all of which are highly valued by employers. 

Work placements are offered at Levels 5 and 6 and include the option to spend at least one month in the USA. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get invaluable work experience in a different culture and could even lead to employment once you graduate.

Career

This BA (Hons) degree equips you with key transferable skills in performance, presentation and interpersonal communication – all of which are highly valued by employers. So not only could you be destined for a career as an actor, director or stage manager, you could also move into areas such as advertising, marketing, museums, publishing, retail, leisure, charity management, educational administration and accountancy.

Teaching is not the main occupation for Drama and English graduates, however some do continue on to PGCE study or use their skills in other types of teaching, such as English as a second language or adult education. Another option is to continue in education with a Masters, PhD or vocational course such as journalism or marketing. 

Recent graduate successes include the Chief Executive of the National Youth Theatre and an actor who has regular lead parts on TV, most notably in the BBC's 'Little Dorrit' and Channel 4's 'The Promise'. Another of our students will soon play Hamlet for the RSC and other alumni are successful playwrights and directors at the National Theatre, The Traverse Theatre and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Acting skills
  • Theatre: the big ideas
  • Collaborative playmaking
  • Reading English
  • Literary and cultural theory
  • Literature in context: Britain in the 1950s   

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    50

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Additional information: 104 Points to include Grade 5 in a ‘Language A’ subject at Higher Level in ‘Studies in language and literature’

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15600 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Liverpool

  • 556 - 1040 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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