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History and Drama (Including Placement Year) BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    05-OCT-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our innovative History and Drama degree allows you to study both subjects in depth, focusing on the creative practice of the theatre and the uncovering of the past.As a student of history, you also discover both the early modern and modern periods, and explore challenging questions concerning the impact of political, social and cultural change on individuals, social groups, and regions. At Essex, we teach you to find your own critical voice, and to view history through the eyes of ordinary people, giving them the voice they often lacked at the time.Studying theatre and drama at Essex enables you to examine some of the most influential play-texts ever written, and to be ready to take part in shaping the essential performances of tomorrow. This degree is a chance to unlock and explore your creativity. You will be performing and producing work in the professional context of our state-of-the-art Lakeside Theatre, and will be developing a wide range of creative, critical and practical skills that will open the door to a future in the theatre, cultural industries or a wide range of other graduate careers.At Essex, we offer a rich combination of practical workshops, critical seminars and lectures, and employability opportunities delivered by an experienced team of playwrights, directors, and actors, as well as leading academic theatre specialists.You will be able to choose from a wide range of modules, covering topics such as:- modern British history- gender studies- Shakespeare- filmmaking- scriptwritingWe are ranked third for drama in the Guardian University Guide 2021 and top 20 for dance, drama and cinematics (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021). Our history students love studying with us – 92% of our History students expressed overall satisfaction with their course (NSS 2020).

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,700per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 102 9

    53rd out of 91 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    142 76%

    20th

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61.0 61%

    16th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    10th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    114 58%

    55th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51.0 51%

    61st

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    61st

    26

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