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English Literature and Theatre Studies

University of Leeds

36 months
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This distinctive, flexible and varied English Literature and Theatre Studies degree from University of Leeds combines workshop-based practical theatre work with the textual study of English literature, allowing you to explore performance from both creative and critical perspectives.


You’ll study literature from Old English to the contemporary period, including American and postcolonial literature. You'll have the opportunity to integrate your textual and theatrical interests through topics such as stage adaptation and surrealism. Workshops are designed to develop your skills as an artist-researcher, led by our own theatre specialists and guest tutors ranging from emerging theatre companies to internationally acclaimed playwrights.

Our Workshop Theatre has been pioneering theatre studies since 1968 and counts among its alumni leading theatre practitioners, dramatists and educators. With us, you’ll develop collaborative, creative, critical thinking and project management skills that will benefit you in a wide range of careers.

Career opportunities

A English Literature and Theatre Studies degree from University of Leeds equips you with a wide range of skills on top of your subject knowledge.

You’ll be an excellent communicator – confident speaking in public and able to present your views clearly, whether verbally or in writing. You’ll be comfortable working independently or in a team. You’ll also have excellent research skills, and be able to analyse complex information from numerous sources.

Graduates have pursued a wide range of careers. In addition to the theatre, they’ve pursued education, journalism, law, the creative industries, publishing, radio and television, the civil service, administration, business and finance, advertising and marketing, management, social welfare, management consultancy and charity work. Many also go on to postgraduate study.

We are proud to count among our School's alumni many successful directors, actors, and playwrights including:

John Mackendrick; Garry Lyons; John Godber; Charlotte Keatley; Rose Mbowa; Sonny Oti; Chris McCulloch; Mayling Cheng; Marian Orchard; Patrick Mangeni; Anuradha Kapur; Barnaby King; Judith Greenwood; Joyce Lee; Winston Farrell; Bart Sher; Maria Delgado; Victoria Shaskan; Dakshin Bajrange; Terry O'Connor.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaches to Theatre and Performance 
  • English Studies
  • Modern Fictions in English: Conflict, Liminality, Translation
  • Prose: Reading and Interpretation
  • Poetry: Reading and Interpretation
  • Drama: Reading and Interpretation
  • Narratives of Witchcraft and Magic

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A-level: AAB including A in English (Language, Literature or Language and Literature).

Other course specific tests:

  • Where an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be ABB at A Level including A in English (Language, Literature, or Language and Literature) and grade A in the EPQ.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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