Study writing from Shakespeare to science fiction, and Wordsworth to women’s literature. Sharpen your performance skills in our dedicated drama studios and full-size theatre. As well as developing your academic knowledge, this course will prepare you for a range of careers.
Our Drama and English Literature course is ideal if you’re fascinated by both subjects and want to pursue a career in fields such as teaching, journalism, television and radio, and more.
Our Drama modules focus on 20th-century and contemporary performance practice. You’ll work on public productions as well as smaller scale projects – sometimes alongside students from other courses, developing collaborative approaches to your creative work.
Meanwhile, our English Literature modules will allow you to balance your study of traditional writers such as Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Dickens and Woolf with an exploration of genres such as modern science fiction, children's literature and contemporary women's writing. Your choice will grow from an introduction to English literary history in Year 1, to modules on related subjects such as film, philosophy or writing (creative or journalistic) in years 2 and 3, all supported by our highly-experienced teaching staff.
Course Leader: Dr Sue Wilson.
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Our Drama and English Literature course will help you to develop practical and written skills demanded by many different employers. If you take our Enterprise in the Creative Arts module in Year 3, you’ll get work placements in areas such as education, arts management, marketing, and events management.
You’ll benefit from our our links with industry and professional bodies, including Cambridge University Press, Windhorse Publishing, Sayle Literary Agency, Campus (the Cambridge Publishing Society), Creative Front, Cambridge Film Consortium and Cambridge Junction. We also hold regular masterclasses and workshops run by visiting artists and performers.
You’ll demonstrate your learning through essays, reports, oral presentations, studio and public performance, and a major project using practice-based research techniques.
The Department of Music and Performing Arts is a community of over 400 students and staff, working together in a supportive environment to create new and challenging compositions and performances. Our lecturers are research-active practitioners and recognised experts in their field, so our students always have access to the latest theories and practice, as well as invaluable career guidance.
We organise many activities to help our students prepare for the future, like concerts, theatre performances, work placements, study abroad opportunities, talks by acclaimed guest speakers, and research conferences.
We’re part of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences, a hub of creative and cultural innovation whose groundbreaking research has real social impact.
You’ll work in our two dedicated drama studios, complete with flexible black-box performance space, an additional rehearsal space, and the Mumford Theatre, a full-size venue for professional touring companies.
Your studies can be enhanced by taking part in one of our many extra-curricular activities, such as the annual three-day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, our poetry and writing evenings, events organised by the Literary Society and our research symposia and conferences.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email email@example.com for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
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