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University of Salford

English and Drama

UCAS Code: QW34

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

Entry requirements


104 - 120 UCAS tariff points to be obtained from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent. Must include Grade C or above in any subject. General studies accepted.

AS Levels are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

Extended Project Qualifications are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C/4 or above in English required. Grade C/4 or above in Maths preferred but not essential.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30-31

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points.

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points in combination with other Level 3 qualifications

BTEC Level 3 National Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

BTEC Level 3 National Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points.

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

To be obtained from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent.

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Drama

English studies

Literature and theatre speak to us about the world we live in and about social and cultural issues that affect our lives. In this course you will have the opportunity to study intellectually and creatively, and to explore the relationship between literature, theatre and society.

You will learn to research and analyse literary and performance texts, and work on drama projects designed to deepen your understanding of different kinds of plays and theatre practitioners. This course has a unique emphasis upon adaptation of novels, short stories, poetry and popular forms such as rock music and cartoons for performance both on stage and screen..

The drama portion of your course will teach you how to communicate ideas creatively, and to make links between literature and screen and stage performance. The optional structure of the course means that you can choose whether to emphasise drama ‘in theory’ or drama ‘in practice’ or a combination of the two.The English portion will equip you with the key skills and analytical tools needed for literary study and will also encourage you to explore social and cultural issues raised by literary texts. After graduation, you could go into theatre, publishing, education, journalism, advertising, PR and events. The course also provides an ideal platform for postgraduate study.

Modules

Year 1; Narrative, Fiction and the Novel, Introduction to Drama, Creative Practice: Observation, Imagination and Representation, Introduction to Poetry, Theory and Practice, Working the Text. Year 2; Literature, Adaptation and the Screen, Theatre Adaptation: Writers and Devisers, Contemporary Approaches to Writing and Performance, Page to Stage: Drama Texts in Translation, and option modules may include: British Writers And Popular Culture From The 1930s To 1980s, Utopias and Dystopias, Cinema and Psychoanalysis, Creative Writing, Monstrous Bodies, Female Gothic, Women’s Writing Between the Wars, Dickens, Reptiles of Genius: Satire and Satirists in the Eighteenth Century. Year 3; Performance and the Postdramatic, Drama Research Project, and option modules may include: Dissertation, Green Writing, Reading the Page, Shakespeare and the Play of Thought, Twenty-First Century Women’s Fiction, The Twentieth-Century British Working-Class Novel, Writing Ireland, British Theatre post-1950.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts and Media

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

70%
low
Drama
83%
med
English studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
38%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

English studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,484
med
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
97%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
15%
Other elementary services occupations
14%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Drama is a very popular degree subject — in 2015, over 5,000 degrees were awarded to UK graduates. With so many graduates around, jobs in acting are very sought-after and often gained through personal contacts, or through your careers service so be prepared to practise your people skills and to make full use of your university facilities. But there are lots of roles in the arts for drama graduates, in direction, production, audio-visual, set and clothing design and PR. The skills taught by drama courses can be useful elsewhere — a lot of the economy can use people who can perform and present in front of others, and so drama graduates can be found in teaching, management, advertising, project and events organisation and community work. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once — one in ten drama graduates last year had more than one job on the go at once after six months. And starting salaries are not the best - but nevertheless the large majority of drama graduates going into acting still felt that it was just the job for them regardless of pay.

English studies (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,640
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2015, more than 11,000 students graduated with English degrees - although this does represent a fall from recent years. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job in science or engineering (computing is a different matter - it's not common but good language skills can be useful in the computing industry). There's little difference in outcomes between English language and English literature degrees, so don't worry and choose the one that suits you best. More English grads took another postgraduate course when they finished their degree than grads from any other subject - this is an important option. Teacher training was a common choice of second degree, as was further study of English, and journalism courses. But many English graduates changed course and trained in law, marketing or other languages -or even subjects further afield such as computing, psychology and even nursing. This is a very flexible degree which gives you a lot of options

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Drama

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

English studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

£18k

£18k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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