English and Drama Joint Honours BA (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 11/12/2018

This Joint Honours course will develop your literary and Dramatic ways of thinking. It will introduce you to a fascinating range of literary texts and periods allowing you to develop your skills as a thinker, reader, writer and critic. By studying English alongside Drama you will explore a variety of practical and theoretical approaches and performance styles from a range of historical and cultural perspectives. The combined courses will develop transferable skills that will boost your employability.

Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

Course

Highlights

  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
  • Progression courses available
  • Guaranteed paid internship.*

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Opportunities Abroad

There are opportunities for international study visits and exchange as part of the second year for the Education Studies element.

Course Details

This joint honours course aims to provide students with a comprehensive and thorough understanding of English from the Renaissance to the present day. Drama is an experiential practice-led discipline in which students practically explore key aspects of theatre and performance practice styles, conventions and theories across a wide range of historical and cultural backgrounds.

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The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

This joint honours programme provides an excellent foundation for entry into the competitive professional and academic field of Drama. Our graduates have gone into a wide range of careers as performers, directors, stage managers, dramaturges, writers, theatre journalists, community arts administrators and practitioners, as well as teachers and lecturers in the discipline. The highly valued transferable skills gained from the programme have enabled our graduates to go on to work outside the arts at managerial level, whilst some have gone on to postgraduate study. You will have highly developed performance and academic skills and transferable skills for work in different fields. You will become an incisive critic and a confident presenter.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

General entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Writing in the Present: Post-War & Contemporary British Literature (20 Credits)
    Module code: LIT1028
    Core Module Y
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature (20 Credits)
    Module code: LIT1029
    Core Module Y
  • Language & Creativity (20 Credits)
    Module code: LIT1035
    Core Module Y
  • Histories and Cultures of Theatre (40 Credits)
    Module code: DRA1022
    Core Module Y
  • Creating Theatre: Devising, Writing, Adapting (20 Credits)
    Module code: DRA1023
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

Links with local professional theatre companies, small theatres and practitioners provide additional rehearsal studios for students along with the Portfolio Innovation Centre where you may book practical space and graduates can lease space to work from and to develop their emerging practice at subsidised cost.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

English – Contemporary Literature MA

Education MA

Changing Futures Week

Industry trips and tricks

Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

Watch our video to discover more about Changing Futures Week.

Fees & Funding

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,500

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,000

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Joint Honours Study

If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

With a Joint Honours degree you can ensure that your programme has:

  • Breadth: you are not focused on a single specialism, but are able to study across two disciplines
  • Flexibility: you can adjust the balance of your programme depending on the interests and skills you develop during your time with us
  • Embedded skills: you will have all the graduate level skills that employers are looking for
  • Student support: your own personal tutor will work with you as you learn and progress.

Click here for further information on Joints Honours.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 11/12/2018

  • This Joint Honours course will develop your literary and Dramatic ways of thinking. It will introduce you to a fascinating range of literary texts and periods allowing you to develop your skills as a thinker, reader, writer and critic. By studying English alongside Drama you will explore a variety of practical and theoretical approaches and performance styles from a range of historical and cultural perspectives. The combined courses will develop transferable skills that will boost your employability.

    Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Study abroad opportunities
    • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
    • Progression courses available
    • Guaranteed paid internship.*

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • This joint honours course aims to provide students with a comprehensive and thorough understanding of English from the Renaissance to the present day. Drama is an experiential practice-led discipline in which students practically explore key aspects of theatre and performance practice styles, conventions and theories across a wide range of historical and cultural backgrounds.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Opportunities Abroad

    There are opportunities for international study visits and exchange as part of the second year for the Education Studies element.

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      This joint honours programme provides an excellent foundation for entry into the competitive professional and academic field of Drama. Our graduates have gone into a wide range of careers as performers, directors, stage managers, dramaturges, writers, theatre journalists, community arts administrators and practitioners, as well as teachers and lecturers in the discipline. The highly valued transferable skills gained from the programme have enabled our graduates to go on to work outside the arts at managerial level, whilst some have gone on to postgraduate study. You will have highly developed performance and academic skills and transferable skills for work in different fields. You will become an incisive critic and a confident presenter.

  • General entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Writing in the Present: Post-War & Contemporary British Literature (20 Credits)
      Module code: LIT1028
      Core Module Y
    • Nineteenth-Century Literature (20 Credits)
      Module code: LIT1029
      Core Module Y
    • Language & Creativity (20 Credits)
      Module code: LIT1035
      Core Module Y
    • Histories and Cultures of Theatre (40 Credits)
      Module code: DRA1022
      Core Module Y
    • Creating Theatre: Devising, Writing, Adapting (20 Credits)
      Module code: DRA1023
      Core Module Y
    • Further your study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      English – Contemporary Literature MA

      Education MA

    • Industry trips and tricks

      Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

      Watch our video to discover more about Changing Futures Week.

  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,000

  • If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

    With a Joint Honours degree you can ensure that your programme has:

    • Breadth: you are not focused on a single specialism, but are able to study across two disciplines
    • Flexibility: you can adjust the balance of your programme depending on the interests and skills you develop during your time with us
    • Embedded skills: you will have all the graduate level skills that employers are looking for
    • Student support: your own personal tutor will work with you as you learn and progress.

    Click here for further information on Joints Honours.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour