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

Year Two Programmes: Module Requirements

BA Drama BA English and Drama BA Drama and Film or a Language BA English BA English and Film, Language, Linguistics, or History BA English with Creative Writing

All Year 2 Programmes

  • You must take modules worth a total of 120 academic credits in your second year (of which at least 90 credits must be at level 5).
  • Choose your modules to ensure a balanced credit load across the year (60 credits in each semester).
  • You will not usually be permitted to take more than three modules within the School of English and Drama in either semester.
  • Joint degree students normally select modules worth 60 credits in each subject, but are permitted to take an unequal split of 45/75 credits across subjects. The Module Preferences Form allows you to specify if you wish to do this, and to clarify which 15 credit module you want to add to or drop from your ideal choices.
  • Normally you are not allowed to take any modules at level 4 in your second year.
  • When you find your degree on this page you'll see the modules you must take as part of your programme requirements (and any modules you can’t take). Normally you take all your modules within the discipline(s) of your degree programme (e.g. within Drama or English for students in the School of English and Drama).
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BA Drama: Year 2 (Modules)

Single-honours Drama students take the following modules:
CodeTitleCreditsSemester
DRA242 Group Practical Project 30 2
DRA273 Culture, Power and Performance 15 1
Your remaining 75 credits must include one x 30 credit optional practice-based Drama module (you can’t take two optional practice-based modules) and up to three x 15 credit optional seminar-based Drama module (you must take at least one optional seminar-based module).
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BA English and Drama: Year 2 (English Modules / Drama Modules)

Joint-honours students taking English and Drama must select at least one of the following Drama modules (you can take both):
CodeTitleCreditsSemester
DRA242 Group Practical Project 30 2
DRA273 Culture, Power and Performance 15 1
Your Drama module selection must include one x 30 credit practice-based Drama module (DRA242 would count as your allocation, if you choose it) and up to two x 15 credit seminar-based Drama modules (you must take at least one, and DRA273 would count towards your allocation, if you choose it).
You also select from the following categories of English modules, ensuring that overall your module selections span two (or more) Lists:
1 x English 30-credit module from List 1 (Medieval / Early-Modern) or List 2 (Eighteenth / Nineteenth Century) 30 1 +/or 2
Up to 30 credits of English module(s) from List 1 (see above),  List 2 (see above), List 3 (Modern / Contemporary / Postcolonial), or List 4 (Special Options: 15 credits each, repeated both semesters) Up to 30 1 +/or 2
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BA Drama and Film or a Language: Year 2 (Drama Modules)

Joint-honours Drama students with a Language or with Film must select at least one of the following Drama modules (you can take both):
CodeTitleCreditsSemester
DRA242 Group Practical Project 30 2
DRA273 Culture, Power and Performance 15 1
  • Your Drama module selection must include one x 30 credit practice-based Drama module (DRA242 would count as your allocation, if you choose it) and up to two x 15 credit seminar-based Drama modules (you must take at least one, and DRA273 would count towards your allocation, if you choose it).
  • You also take 60 credits worth of modules in your joint School.
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BA English: Year 2 (Modules)

Single-honours English students select modules in each of the following categories, taking no more than 3 modules in either semester:
CategoryCreditsSemester
1 x List 1 30-credit module: Medieval and Early-Modern Studies 30 1 +/or 2
1 x List 2 30-credit module: Eighteenth-Century Studies, Romanticism, Nineteenth-Century Studies 30 1 +/or 2
1 x List 3 30-credit module: Modern, Contemporary, and Postcolonial Studies 30 1 +/or 2
Your remaining 30 credits may come from Lists 1-3 or from List 4 (Special Options: 15 credits each, repeated both semesters) Up to 30 1 +/or 2
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BA English and Film, a Language, Linguistics, or History: Year 2 (English Modules)

Joint-honours English students with History, a Language, or Film select modules in each of the following categories ensuring that overall your module selections span two (or more) Lists:
CategoryCreditsSemester
1 x English 30-credit module from List 1 (Medieval / Early-Modern) or List 2 (Eighteenth / Nineteenth Century) 30 1 +/or 2
Up to 30 credits of English module(s) from List 1 (see above),  List 2 (see above), List 3 (Modern / Contemporary / Postcolonial), or List 4 (Special Options: 15 credits each, repeated both semesters) Up to 30 1 +/or 2
You will also take modules worth a total of 60 credits in your joint School.
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BA English with Creative Writing: Year 2 (Modules)

English with Creative Writing students take the following modules:
CodeTitleCreditsSemester
ESH5103 Creative Writing: Prose 15 1
ESH5104 Creative Writing: Poetry and Performance 15 2
In addition, you must select modules in each of the following categories:
CategoryCreditsSemester
2 x English 30-credit modules from List 1 (Medieval / Early-Modern),  List 2 (Eighteenth / Nineteenth Century) OR List 3 (Modern / Contemporary / Postcolonial), taken from two different lists 60 1 +/or 2
30 credits of additional English modules from Lists 1, 2, 3 (as above) or List 4 (Special Options: 15 credits each, repeated both semesters) 30 1 +/or 2
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