Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

BA ENGLISH LITERATURE AND DRAMA

Key details 

BA ENGLISH LITERATURE AND DRAMA

Start Year
2021
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
WQ43
Entry Requirements
BBB
Duration (years)
3

Assessment for Year 1

Our BA English Literature and Drama modules do not have written exams. Each of the modules you take has its own assessment; your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.  

Your practical work in acting, performance and directing will be observed and assessed. You might also write reflectively about your own performance, or you might find yourself writing creatively, producing portfolios of scriptwriting for assessment.  

On the literature side, you’ll be assessed on the written coursework you submit. Coursework can take many forms. You’ll often find yourself writing a critical essay in response to questions a tutor has set or, as your degree progresses, you might invent your own projects with increasing independence. But you might find yourself pushing the boundaries of what you write, too – submitting ‘creative criticism’, where you express your new critical ideas by writing creatively. Your coursework is supported by seminar discussion, peer feedback and tutorials with your seminar leader.  

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Assessment for Year 2

Our BA English Literature and Drama modules do not have written exams. Each of the modules you take has its own assessment; your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.  

Your practical work in acting, performance and directing will be observed and assessed. You might also write reflectively about your own performance, or you might find yourself writing creatively, producing portfolios of scriptwriting for assessment.  

On the literature side, you’ll be assessed on the written coursework you submit. Coursework can take many forms. You’ll often find yourself writing a critical essay in response to questions a tutor has set or, as your degree progresses, you might invent your own projects with increasing independence. But you might find yourself pushing the boundaries of what you write, too – submitting ‘creative criticism’, where you express your new critical ideas by writing creatively. Your coursework is supported by seminar discussion, peer feedback and tutorials with your seminar leader.  

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Assessment for Year 3

Our BA English Literature and Drama modules do not have written exams. Each of the modules you take has its own assessment; your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.  

Your practical work in acting, performance and directing will be observed and assessed. You might also write reflectively about your own performance, or you might find yourself writing creatively, producing portfolios of scriptwriting for assessment.  

On the literature side, you’ll be assessed on the written coursework you submit. Coursework can take many forms. You’ll often find yourself writing a critical essay in response to questions a tutor has set or, as your degree progresses, you might invent your own projects with increasing independence. But you might find yourself pushing the boundaries of what you write, too – submitting ‘creative criticism’, where you express your new critical ideas by writing creatively. Your coursework is supported by seminar discussion, peer feedback and tutorials with your seminar leader.  

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Register interest   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 1

Our BA English Literature and Drama modules do not have written exams. Each of the modules you take has its own assessment; your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.  

Your practical work in acting, performance and directing will be observed and assessed. You might also write reflectively about your own performance, or you might find yourself writing creatively, producing portfolios of scriptwriting for assessment.  

On the literature side, you’ll be assessed on the written coursework you submit. Coursework can take many forms. You’ll often find yourself writing a critical essay in response to questions a tutor has set or, as your degree progresses, you might invent your own projects with increasing independence. But you might find yourself pushing the boundaries of what you write, too – submitting ‘creative criticism’, where you express your new critical ideas by writing creatively. Your coursework is supported by seminar discussion, peer feedback and tutorials with your seminar leader.  

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Register interest   
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Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

In their 2nd Year, students must take 40-60 credits from modules starting LDCD and 40-60 credits from modules starting LDCL.

Assessment for Year 2

Our BA English Literature and Drama modules do not have written exams. Each of the modules you take has its own assessment; your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.  

Your practical work in acting, performance and directing will be observed and assessed. You might also write reflectively about your own performance, or you might find yourself writing creatively, producing portfolios of scriptwriting for assessment.  

On the literature side, you’ll be assessed on the written coursework you submit. Coursework can take many forms. You’ll often find yourself writing a critical essay in response to questions a tutor has set or, as your degree progresses, you might invent your own projects with increasing independence. But you might find yourself pushing the boundaries of what you write, too – submitting ‘creative criticism’, where you express your new critical ideas by writing creatively. Your coursework is supported by seminar discussion, peer feedback and tutorials with your seminar leader.  

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

In their 3rd Year of study, students must take 60-90 credits from modules starting LDCD and 30-60 credits from modules starting LDCL.Modules in this range are core, which means they have to be passed and are not eligible for compensation.

Assessment for Year 3

Our BA English Literature and Drama modules do not have written exams. Each of the modules you take has its own assessment; your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.  

Your practical work in acting, performance and directing will be observed and assessed. You might also write reflectively about your own performance, or you might find yourself writing creatively, producing portfolios of scriptwriting for assessment.  

On the literature side, you’ll be assessed on the written coursework you submit. Coursework can take many forms. You’ll often find yourself writing a critical essay in response to questions a tutor has set or, as your degree progresses, you might invent your own projects with increasing independence. But you might find yourself pushing the boundaries of what you write, too – submitting ‘creative criticism’, where you express your new critical ideas by writing creatively. Your coursework is supported by seminar discussion, peer feedback and tutorials with your seminar leader.  

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

BBB or ABC including an English Literature or BBC including English Literature with an A in the Extended Project

BTEC

DDM in an Arts/Humanities subject (usually Performing Arts) alongside a grade B in English Literature. BTEC Public Services, Uniformed Services or Business Administration not accepted

Scottish highers

AABBB including English Literature

Scottish highers advanced

CCC including English Literature

Irish leaving certificate

2 subjects at H2 and 3 subjects at H3 including English Literature

Access course

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Merit in 45 credits at Level 3 including 12 credits in English Literature or Theatre Studies at Merit

European Baccalaureate

70% overall including 70% in English Literature

International Baccalaureate

31 points including Higher Level 5 in English

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Additional entry requirements

If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes.

 

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:

Pre-sessional English at INTO UEA

English for University Study at INTO UEA

Interviews

If your application tells us that you're capable and enlivened by your chosen course, we will invite you to a one-to-one workshop with an academic. This is a chance to meet us, discuss the course and work on a monologue from a play you love, giving you a taste of what it would be like to study Drama here at UEA.  Workshops take place on Applicant Days and include opportunities to look around the campus, view accommodation, meet current students, talk to staff members and find out more about what happens here.  You'll be asked to bring a monologue that you enjoy so that you can work on it together with an academic. We'll also talk about your current studies, extra-curricular interests and the theatre that excites you.

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 1546073

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs.

 

Course Reference Number: 1546073

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14. 

Further Information

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

Course Reference Number: 1546073
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
WQ43
Entry Requirements
BBB
Duration (years)
3
This course combines modules in English literature with practical and theoretical drama modules. You’ll largely have flexibility to decide the precise balance between literature and drama in your course. You may, for example, choose to study a wide range of genres, including the novel and poetry, or gradually to specialize in dramatic literature and performance. 
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