Drama and English BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £12,800

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Where you'll study

Hull Campus

About the course

Hull has an established reputation in both Drama and English. We have pioneered Drama for more than 50 years, and our graduates regularly go on to notable careers in theatre, TV and film. With Philip Larkin, Winifred Holtby and Andrew Marvell among the notable figures who have left their literary mark on the city, you don’t have to look far for inspiration to fire your imagination. Our Drama and English courses are central to Hull's status as UK City of Culture 2017. You’ll be at the heart of a huge cultural celebration, and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.

From the start of your degree, you’ll be engaging with dramatic texts, theatre history, modes of criticism, and a wide range of performance practices. Alongside studying core modules, there are a diverse range of optional modules allowing you to tailor the degree to your career ambitions. Your studies will be enhanced by excellent facilities at the university, which regularly attracts internationally renowned visiting authors. We’re also investing £9.5 million in creating a world-class concert hall, cinema, and theatre space.

Entry requirements

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

Almost three-quarters of our students go on to work in the creative industries after graduation, some headlining the most prestigious theatres and theatre companies in world, including the Royal Court Theatre, the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Opera House, and the Bouffes du Nord in Paris.

Our graduates also work for the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky. while others have established independent theatre companies, often using the opportunities offered by final year production modules as a launching platform.

Some of our graduates go on to further study and professional training. Recent graduates have been offered places at drama schools, including the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, the Bristol Old Vic, the London Academy of Music and Drama Art and the Central School of Speech and Drama. Others have gone on to do MA programmes in subjects as diverse as Text into Performance, Documentary Television, and Arts Journalism, while others have chosen PGCE and applied drama courses.