Information about Choosing Your Modules in the School of English and Drama

How to Use This Module Directory

This Module Directory contains listings for all undergraduate modules that the School intends to teach during the coming academic session.  You can navigate by Department (Drama or English), and by academic Level (4, 5, and 6). There are also overview indexes that list modules at Levels 5 and 6 according to Keyword (Drama) or Subject Area (English).

As well as the official module code and module title, each individual module entry contains the following information. Please refer to the guidance below in order to understand what this information tells you.


Level The academic level at which the module is accredited.
Credit Value The number of academic credits awarded upon passing the module (the School offers modules variously worth 15 and 30 credits; an honours degree typically comprises 360 credits of study).
Keyword(s) (Drama) Indicates key concerns in each module to assist you in selecting modules in relation to your areas of interest.
Subject Area (English) Indicates the Subject Area under which the module is listed for teaching organisation purposes.
Description The official module description, providing an overview of teaching content and learning outcomes.
Preparation Guidance about how to prepare for the module, including advisory information about reading / viewing / preparatory tasks to complete in advance. This information may continue to be updated in the period leading up to the start of teaching.
Approximate Costs Indicative details of any costs that you will directly incur by selecting this module (e.g. to purchase specific books, or to attend performances).
Why take ...? The "Why take [this module]?" section is a chance for the convenor to outline the most distinctive aspects of the subject matter or approach to teaching – it summarises what students can most expect from taking the module.
Learning Context This explains whether a module is practice- or seminar-based (in Drama), or includes a lecture (in English). Occasionally this field will contain more specific information about how teaching is organised.
Semester The semester(s) in which a module is to be taught: "Semester 1"; OR "Semester 2"; OR "Semester 1 and 2" (for a module taught across the whole year); OR "Semester 1 or 2" (where different iterations of a module are offered separately in each semester).
Assessment The official Module Assessment Body: the assignments (and their respective percentage weightings) via which the module will be assessed.
Mode of reassessment Explains whether reassessment (resits) on the module requires students to complete the 'standard' module assessment body (see above); or a 'synoptic' (single) element of reassessment, the outcome of which constitutes the entire module result.
Contact Typically this will list the module convenor, although you should be aware that this staffing allocation is PROVISIONAL. There is no guarantee that you will be taught directly in seminars by the person named here, especially in the case of larger modules.