36 months
22280 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Theatre is the most public literary form. The English and Theatre Studies (BA) degree at the University of Warwick emphasises the relationship between writing and performance, asking how theatre intervenes in history to foster social and political change.


Taught by expert staff from the English and Comparative Literary Studies and Theatre and Performance Studies departments, this English and Theatre Studies (BA) degree at the University of Warwick emphasises the relationship between writer, text, performer, critic, playing place and society within a historical, political and cultural context. You will have many opportunities to see a diverse range of productions at the world-renowned theatres at nearby Stratford-upon-Avon and on campus at Warwick Arts Centre.

Theatre modules examine developments in theatrical theory and practice: they focus on plays related to theatrical and political history to emphasise how past movements have shaped the theatre of the present. 

English Literature modules focus on the close study of literary texts from the classical period to the present, exploring politics, form, and meaning. You will learn to understand and critically analyse texts, and to present persuasive and coherent written and oral arguments while developing independent thought, judgement, and creativity.


Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including:

  • Archant
  • Barclays
  • Bloomsbury
  • British Council
  • Civil Service
  • Maidstone Borough Council
  • Newsquest Media Group
  • Pan Macmillan
  • Royal Opera House
  • The Sunday Times

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • British Theatre since 1939
  • Medieval to Renaissance English Literature
  • Theatre and Performance in Context
  • Epic into Novel
  • From Text to Performance
  • Shakespeare and Selected Dramatists of His Time

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 to include grade A in English Literature/English Language and Literature (combined)
  • You also have to meet the additional requirements listed below
  • 36 to include 6 at Higher Level in English Literature or combined English Language and Literature
  • You also have to meet the additional requirements listed below
  • We welcome applications from students taking BTECs alongside A level English Literature/English Language and Literature (combined)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22280 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22280 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Coventry

656 - 1057 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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