Placeholder image for Drama and English Literature (Hons)

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

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Winchester, United Kingdom
The Drama and English Literature (Hons) at The University of Winchester will ignite your love of the stage and literature and deepen your understanding of the relationship between the two when you choose our rich and versatile Drama and English Literature programme. This wide-ranging course allows you to explore modern and traditional literature.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised

Overview

There is the space and flexibility on the Drama and English Literature (Hons) at The University of Winchester for you to experiment, critically reflect and innovate in your work. You develop high standards of professionalism when working with others on the course, in local theatres and community organisations. You also gain fantastic transferable skills, such as presentation delivery, confidence, communication, teamwork, intellectual analysis, critical thinking and articulate expression. These abilities are valued in a variety of employment contexts including the theatre, the creative industries and education.

In Year 1, you increase your awareness of the range of different approaches to understanding texts and develop skills of critical analysis, research and writing. You study an assortment of texts from various periods in history across the genres of prose fiction, poetry and drama. In the Drama modules, you gain insights into the history of drama, the context in which dramatic production has taken place, how to make theatre, the political underpinning of texts and practices, and the ways in which texts and performances are viewed and interpreted.

The huge range of optional modules in Year 2 gives you opportunities to explore theories and practices that underpin the development of drama alongside practical aspects of performance. You study a group of texts representative of a period of history, a particular genre or a particular area of the world. Possible choices include Writing for Performance, Musical Theatre in the UK and USA, and Literary Adaptations for Film and Television.

In Year 3, you examine a specific collection of writings, theme, or critical theory in detail and complete a dissertation or extended independent project. Third-year modules are usually closely related to the research interests of teaching staff and engage with cutting-edge developments in fields such as contemporary performance, women’s writing and modern fiction. The Drama Group Project allows you to team up with your peers to create a major performance or develop an applied/theatre-in-education project.

Armed with skills that last a lifetime and qualify you for many possible careers, graduates from this course have become teachers, lecturers, journalists, actors, publishers and producers.

Careers

Graduates have gone on to become teachers, lecturers, journalists, actors, publishers and producers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theatre Histories
  • Making
  • Critical Reading 
  • Introduction to English Studies
  • Early English Texts and Contexts
  • Shakespeare & Ideology 
  • Production Project 
  • Popular Performance 
  • Theatre and Cultural Difference 
  • Controversy and Censorship 
  • Theatre as Cultural Action 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

General Requirements

  • 96-112 points to include an A level or equivalent level 3 pass in English, or in a related subject in the areas of arts, humanities or social sciences, including drama, theatre, communications, history, theology or philosophy.
  • International Baccalaureate: 96-112 points to include a minimum of 2 Higher level IB certificates at grade 4 or above.
  • A grade 5 in English subject required.
  • Applicants to this course are expected to attend an interview at the University. Our Admissions Team will be in contact with further information about the format of the interview on receipt of your application.
  • Applicants from outside the UK can be interviewed via Skype if preferred.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Winchester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Wishlist

You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?