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

Final Year Programmes: Module Requirements

All Final Year Programmes

  • You must take modules worth a total of 120 academic credits in your final year (of which at least 90 credits must be at level 6).
  • Choose your modules to ensure a balanced credit load across the year (60 credits in each 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.
  • With the approval of your adviser you may select modules up to the value of 30 credits (excluding Level 4) from a programme offered by another School in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences or (with the additional approval of your Head of Department) from another institution of the University of London.
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BA Drama: Year F (Modules)

Single-honours Drama students take one or both of the following modules:
CodeTitleCreditsSemester
DRA329 Written Research Project 30 2
DRA344 Practice-based Research Project 30 2
Single-honours students select further modules in each of the following categories:
2 x Drama practice-based modules (or 1 x Drama practice-based module if you have selected DRA344 Practice-based Research Project) 30 or 60 1 or 2
4 x Drama seminar-based modules (or 2 x Drama seminar-based modules if you have selected DRA329 Written Research Project) 30 or 60 1 or 2
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BA English and Drama: Year F (English Modules / Drama Modules)

Joint-honours English and Drama students select one or two of the following research modules (please note that you cannot take both DRA329 Written Research Project and ESH6000 English Research Dissertation):
CodeTitleCreditsSemester
DRA329 Written Research Project 30 2
DRA344 Practice-based Research Project 30 2
ESH6000 English Research Dissertation 30 1 + 2
Your overall module selections must fall into the following categories:
CategoryCreditsSemester
1 x Drama practice-based module (if you select DRA344 Practice-based Research Project this counts as your practice-based module) 30 1 or 2
Up to 30 credits of Drama seminar-based modules (you must take at least one such module, and DRA329 Written Research Project counts as 2 x 15-credit seminar-based modules) Up to 30 1 +/or 2
Up to 60 credits of English module(s) (ESH6000 English Research Dissertation counts as an 'English module') Up to 60 1 + 2
Joint-honours students may also take the following module:
CodeTitleCreditsSemester
ESH6044 Livelihoods in English 0 1
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BA Drama and Film or a Language: Year F (Drama Modules)

Joint-honours Drama students with a Language or with Film select one of the following research modules (you may select two research modules if they include DRA344 Practice-based Research Project):
CodeTitleCreditsSemester
DRA329 Written Research Project 30 2
DRA344 Practice-based Research Project 30 2
Either FLM6202 Film Studies Research Project (30 credits), or a Modern Languages research project, depending on your programme. For these options, make sure that you liaise with the School of Languages, Linguistics, and Film.
Your overall Drama module selections must fall into the following categories:
CategoryCreditsSemester
1 x Drama practice-based module (if you select DRA344 Practice-based Research Project this counts as your practice-based module) 30 1 or 2
Up to 30 credits of Drama seminar-based modules (you must take at least one such module, and DRA329 Written Research Project counts as 2 x 15-credit seminar-based modules)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: Year F (Modules)

Single-honours English students take the following compulsory module:
CodeTitleCreditsSemester
ESH6000 English Research Dissertation 30 1+ 2
You may also take the following module:
CodeTitleCreditsSemester
ESH6044 Livelihoods in English 0 1
In addition you select optional English modules worth a total of 90 credits.
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BA English and Film, a Language, or Linguistics: Year F (English Modules)

Joint-honours English students with a Language or with Film select English modules worth a total of 60 credits (you may include the module ESH6000 English Research Dissertation in this selection). You may also take the following module:
CodeTitleCreditsSemester
ESH6044 Livelihoods in English 0 1
You will also take modules worth a total of 60 credits in your joint School.
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BA English and History: Year F (English Modules)

Joint-honours English and History students select one of the following research options (you cannot take both):
CategoryCreditsSemester
ESH6000 English Research Dissertation 30 1 + 2
A History Special Subject (refer to guidance from the School of History) 60 1 + 2
  • If you take ESH6000 English Research Dissertation (30 credits), you will also take 30 credits of optional English modules, and 60 credits of History modules.
  • If you select a History Special Subject (60 credits), you will also take 60 credits of optional English modules.
You may also take the following module:
CodeTitleCreditsSemester
ESH6044 Livelihoods in English 0 1
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BA English WITH CREATIVE WRITING: Year F (MODULES)

English with Creative Writing students select one of the following research options (you cannot take both):
CodeTitleCreditsSemester
ESH6000 English Research Dissertation 30 1 + 2
ESH6199 Creative Writing Dissertation 30 1 + 2
You also select two of the following Creative Writing modules, one of which must be ESH6017 Creative Writing Advanced Poetry: The Poetics of Translation:
CodeTitleCreditsSemester
ESH6101 Creative Writing Advanced Prose Fiction: Fiction for a Moment of Danger 15 2
ESH6107 Creative Writing Advanced Poetry: The Poetics of Translation 15 1
ESH6108 Creative Writing Nonfiction: Illness and Experience 15 2
You may also take one of the following modules:
CodeTitleCreditsSemester
ESH6044 Livelihoods in English 0 1
ESH6105 Creative Writing in the Professions 0 2
  • In addition you select optional English modules worth a total of 60 credits.
  • You may not list ESH6043 Creative Writing Prose Fiction among your preferences (this is an entry-level Creative Writing module aimed at final-year students on other English programmes).
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