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Drama and English Language
Drama and English Language BA(Hons)
Drama and English Language BA(Hons)

Drama and English Language BA(Hons)

  • ID:UH440080
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirement  

  • IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Other Requirements

  • Applicants will be invited to attend a Selection Day, at which they will participate in a workshop by way of audition. Read our guidance for more information. Some applicants may also be invited to interview.

Course Information

  • If you want to investigate and understand how performance works, if you enjoy the thrill of live stage performance and love the English language, this course could be for you. We’ll take a very hands-on approach to give you the chance to get involved in staff and student-led performances, and focus on helping you develop your creativity.
  • On the English language side of the course, we’ll cover a broad range of topics in English language and linguistics, all with the aim of furthering your understanding and helping you gain useful and transferable skills. We’ll look at literary and linguistic approaches to texts and interaction to help you build up your analytical and interpretive abilities.

Why Drama and English Language

  • QS World University Subject Rankings 2019 ranked the University of Huddersfield 25th in the world for 'Performing Arts'.
  • 97% student satisfaction ranking us 2nd in the country (NSS 2018).
  • State-of-the-art facilities including three adaptable studios with sprung floors and state of the art multimedia projection equipment.
  • Dedicated rehearsal rooms.
  • Teaching by industry professionals and guest appearances from the likes of Professor Sir Patrick Stewart, Natalie Gavin, John Britton, Nicolás Núñez, Chloe Beale, Nicci Topping, Anna Helena McLean, and David Crowley.
  • Production based programme along with visits from practitioners and residencies from internationally known companies like Slung Low, IOU Productions and Northern Broadsides.
  • Opportunity to take a placement for five weeks, looking at ‘Language in the Workplace.’

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Year 1
Core module

  •  Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics

Option modules:

Choose two from a list which may include:

  •  Approaches to Language Study
  •  History of English
  •  Sociolinguistics
  •  Introduction to Stylistics
  •  Models and Theories of Performance Practice 1B
  •  Text into Performance

Year 2
Core modules:

  •  Language in the Workplace

Option modules:

Choose two from a list which may include:

  •  Theatre and Performance Making
  •  Specialist Practice

Plus one from a list which may include:

  •  Models and Theories of Performance Practice 2a
  •  Models and Theories of Performance Practice 2b

Then choose two from a list which may include:

  •  Communication across Cultures
  •  Conversation Analysis
  •  Stylistics
  •  Corpus Linguistics
  •  Pragmatics
  •  Field Linguistics
  •  Phonetics and Phonology
  •  Syntax

Year 3 - optional placement year

Final year
Core module:

  •  Critical Context: Perspectives on Contemporary Drama, Theatre and Performance

Option modules:

Choose one from a list which may include:

  •  Process and Performance Project
  •  Final Year Project
  •  Dissertation

Plus choose up to three from a list which may include:

  •  Dissertation in English Language and Linguistics
  •  Relations Across Cultures
  •  Translation in Practice
  •  Audiovisual Translation
  •  Language of Humour
  •  Multilingualism
  •  Language and Power
  •  Child Language Acquisition
  •  Face and Politeness
  •  Forensic Phonetics and Forensic Linguistics


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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Drama graduates have gone on to work in the performing arts, award-winning films, in television, touring theatre, and running their own performance companies. English Language graduates have gone on to work in fields such as teaching, marketing and PR, journalsim and event management.

A selection of companies that have employed Huddersfield graduates in recent years include BBC One, ITV, Channel 4, Lawrence Batley Theatre, BBC 6 Music, Royal National Theatre and Point Blanc Theatre Company.** Some students have chosen postgraduate study or additional vocational training in specialist areas, whilst a significant number successfully gain teaching qualifications and enter the teaching profession.

*Percentage of graduates from this subject who are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 17/18, UK domiciled graduates)

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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