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English Literature/Drama & Theatre BA (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

If you want to study a course that explores a wide range of literary texts and cultures and develops your skills as a theatre-maker and creative thinker then our degree in English Literature / Drama and Theatre will fire your imagination. We enable our students to develop their powers of expression, hone their critical thinking, and establish specialist knowledge and research skills - all grounded in a detailed and broad understanding of literary and theatrical history and an applied knowledge of literary and dramatic theory. The intellectual, practical and transferable skills acquired whilst studying this course will prepare you for a variety of career destinations.We rank **top 10** for English student satisfaction in the recent national student survey (NSS 2017). You will be immersed in a supportive and vibrant community of creative and critical thinkers, industry experts, and published authors from every field. You will be encouraged to develop your creative and critical writing skills. You will be encouraged to expand your range and capabilities as a writer to enable you to work confidently in a variety of forms and genres. We offer you opportunities to engage with a wide variety of approaches to literature and cultural history, combining critical thinking with scholarship. You will have the opportunity to explore literary theory - philosophical and conceptual ideas that inform, challenge and problematize the ways we read. In your final year, you will have the opportunity to take part in a writing retreat at a country house in mid-Wales, an amazing opportunity to spend time with fellow students and staff, developing your final year projects and dissertations, in a splendid rural setting. We have one of the biggest libraries in the world, the National Library of Wales, on our doorstep. This copyright institution receives a copy of every book published in the UK. The department is home to New Welsh Review, Wales’ foremost literary magazine - this could be an exciting opportunity for you to get involved. As a student in the department of English Literature / Drama and Theatre studies, you will have the opportunity to undertake a study abroad placement in one of many partnered Universities across Europe and the rest of the World or complete a year in industry (YES) and develop the skills and contact leads that will give you the head start in the competitive job market. You will also benefit from our industry connections with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre Wales, Quarantine, Imitating the Dog and the Magdelena Project. A degree in English Literature is the “gold standard” for any employment setting where communication is valued. All of our modules deliver key skills that enable you to build a comprehensive C.V. that evidences your diverse range of competencies. Our graduates have been successful across the widest possible range of career destinations:+ Broadcasting+ Journalism + Advertising+ Publishing+ Education+ Civil Service+ Business+ Finance+ New Media.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 13,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Over 100 nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan learning environment.
The university’s research is internationally recognised. Some departments work with global organisation such as NASA and the UN.
Aberystwyth University has been welcoming students from all over the world since 1872, drawn by its reputation for teaching excellence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 102 2

    28th out of 107 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    121 62%

    79th

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67.0 67%

    28th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    17th

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    120 58%

    52nd

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    17th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.42 88%

    7th

    1

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