BA Drama Studies and English: University of Sussex

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BA Drama Studies and English: University of Sussex, English, Arts B, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QN, Brighton, United Kingdom
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September or January
3 years
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About the programme

This degree is for students who are keen to focus upon drama in a wider literary context. The combination enables you to pursue drama both in relation to other literary genres such as the novel, poetry and non-fiction prose, and in relation to a wide spectrum of theoretical approaches to literature and culture.

The programme encourages the study of dramatic texts not simply as literature, but also as the basis for performance. From the Greeks to the present day, drama is taught in a variety of ways. You explore practical and performative concepts in the staging and writing of texts, in particular historical and cultural contexts. Drama core courses such as Writing for the Theatre, and English courses including a wide range of core courses and options, provide complementary fields of study that enrich your understanding of both subjects.

Admission requirments

A level

  • Typical offer: in the range AAB-ABB, including an A in English
  • Specific entry requirements: A levels (or equivalent) must include English Literature or the combined A level in English Language and Literature, at grade A

International Baccalaureate

  • Typical offer range: 34 to 36 points overall, including at least 6 in Higher Level English A1 or A2

English language requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 overall and not less than 6.0 in both the Listening and Writing sections.
  • Internet-based TOEFL with 90 overall, including at least 24 in Speaking and 25 in Writing.
  • The University also accepts a range of other qualifications:
    • GCSE or IGCSE English as a first language: grade C.
    • GCSE English or IGCSE as a second language: grade B.
    • Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE): grade B.
    • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): grade C.
    • Cambridge English Language 1119: between grades 1 and 6.

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