This course starts in 2020

Drama and English (with a study abroad year) BA (Hons)

Drama and English (with a study abroad year) BA (Hons)

Key information

Duration:
4 years full time
Typical A-level offer:
AAB-ABB
UCAS code:
W402
Start date:
September 2020
  • 2nd in the UK for Drama, Dance and Cinematics (The Complete University Guide 2020)
  • 97% of School of English students were in work or further study six months after graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2017)

Pursue your interests in theatre, performance and literature.

Our Drama and English BA gives you the chance to explore theatre through a distinctive combination of practice and theory, developing your skills in performance-making and analysis.

We offer a bold, forward-thinking curriculum that allows you to study a thousand years of literature in new and progressive ways. We encourage you to experiment with writing and understand its ability to transform the world we live in.

Across the degree, you’ll examine the larger cultural forces that shape literature and performance in order to produce your own critical and creative responses to the world we live in today.

Seminars and workshops mean your engagement with the course is continually active, thought-provoking, fresh and fun.”Kirk Campbell
Drama Studies and English BA 

Entry requirements

A-level

Typical offer

AAB-ABB

Subjects

A-levels must include English Literature or the combined A-level in English Language and Literature, normally at grade A.

GCSEs

You should have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Extended Project Qualification

We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer.  We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ. If you wish to discuss this further please contact us

Other UK qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

Typical offer

Pass with 45 level 3 credits at Merit or above of which 24 credits must be at Distinction.

Subjects

Access to HE Diploma must contain substantial Level 3 credits in Literature (you must have at least 15 level 3 credits in Literature). Alternatively, applicants will need A-levels in English Literature or the combined A-level in English Language and Literature, normally at grade A in addition to the Access Diploma.

Cambridge Pre-U Principle Subjects (including A-level mixes)

Typical offer

D3, M1 and M2 in the Pre-U

If you have one A-level and two Cambridge Pre-U Principle Subjects, we would expect you to have a grade A in the A-level and D3 and M2 in the two Pre-Us.

If you have two A-levels and Cambridge Pre-U Principle Subjects, we would normally expect you to have grades AB in the two A-levels and D3 in the Pre-U. 

Subjects

You must either have A-level English Literature or the combined A-level in English Language and Literature or English as one of the Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects.

GCSEs

You should also have a range of GCSEs at grade 9 to 4 (A* to C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer

32-34 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

Subjects

Higher Level subjects must include English, with a final grade of 6.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-level

Typical offer

Grade A in A-level, plus DM in Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma.

Subjects

A-levels must include English Literature or the combined A-level in English Language and Literature, normally at grade A.

GCSEs

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-levels

Typical offer

Grades AB in A-levels plus Distinction in BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate.

Subjects

A-levels must include English Literature or the combined A-level in English Language and Literature, normally at grade A. 

GCSEs

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma)

Typical offer

DDD

Subjects

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma would normally be in Performing Arts.
You will also need A-level English Literature or the combined A-level in English Language and Literature, normally at grade A in addition to the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma.

GCSEs

You should have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Scottish Highers

Typical offer

AAABB-AABBB 

Subjects

Highers must include English at grade A. You would also normally be expected to have an Advanced Higher in English (also at grade A).

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced

Typical offer

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-level grades AAB – ABB

Subjects

A-levels in either English Literature or the combined A-level in English Language and Literature, normally at grade A.

GCSEs

You should have a broad range of GCSEs A*-C (9-4), including good grades in relevant subjects.

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer

32-34 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

Subjects

Higher Level subjects must include English, with a final grade of 6.

European Baccalaureate

Typical offer

Overall result of at least 77%- 80%

Additional requirements

You will need to achieve a final mark of at least 8/10 in English.

Other international qualifications

Australia

Typical offer

Relevant state (Year 12) High School Certificate, and between 92% to 88% in the ATAR or UAI/TER/ENTER, or a Queensland OP of 3 to 4 or better.

 

 

Additional requirements

You will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Austria

Typical offer

Reifeprüfung or Matura with an overall result of between 1.8 to 2.0 or better for first-year entry.

Additional requirements

You will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Belgium

Typical offer

Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS) or Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs with a good overall average. 

Subject-specific knowledge

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bulgaria

Typical offer

Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with excellent final-year scores (normally 5.5 overall with 6 in key subjects).

Subject-specific knowledge

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Typical offer

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 75% from 6 grade 12 U, U/C or M courses.

British Columbia Certificate of Graduation AAABB-AABBB from 5 grade 12 courses.

We also recognise the High School Diploma from other provinces -including Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick- where we look for strong performance in grade 12 subjects, and the Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (DEC) from Quebec.

Additional requirements

You will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

China

Typical offer

We usually do not accept Senior High School Graduation for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

However, we may consider you if you have studied one year or more of Higher Education in China at a recognised degree awarding institution, or if you are following a recognised International Foundation Year.

If you have the Senior High School Graduation, you may be eligible to apply for our International Foundation Year. If you successfully complete an International Foundation Year, you can progress on to a relevant undergraduate course at Sussex.

Check which qualifications the International Study Centre accepts for the International Foundation Year.

Subject-specific knowledge

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Croatia

Typical offer

Maturatna Svjedodžba with an overall score of between 4.5 and 4.2

Additional requirements

You will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Cyprus

Typical offer

Apolytirion of Lykeion with an overall average of between 19 /20 and 18.5 /20 will be considered for first-year entry.

Additional requirements

You will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Czech Republic

Typical offer

Maturita with a good overall average.

Subject-specific knowledge

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Denmark

Typical offer

Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) or Studentereksamen with an overall average of at least 7 on the new grading scale.

Additional requirements

You will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Finland

Typical offer

Pass Ylioppilastutkinto with overall final result of at least EEEM, including English with grade M.

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Typical offer

French Baccalauréat with overall final result of at least 13/20 to 14/20.

Additional requirements

In the French Baccalauréat you will need at least 14/20 in English.

Germany

Typical offer

German Abitur with an overall result of 1.8 to 2.0 or better.

Additional requirements

You will need a final result in your German Abitur of at least 14/15 in English.

Greece

Typical offer

Apolytirion with an overall average of at least 18.5 will be considered for first-year entry.

Additional requirements

You will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Typical offer

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with grades of 5, 5, 4 to 5, 4, 4 from three subjects including two electives

Additional requirements

You will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Hungary

Typical offer

Erettsegi/Matura with a good average of at least 55544.

Additional requirements

You will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

India

Typical offer

Standard XII results

  • 80% from ISC Indian School certificate of Education (CISCE)  
  • 80% from SSC All India Senior School Certificate Examination (CBSE)
  • 80% HSC Higher Secondary Certificate ( Maharashtra )

 

Additional requirements

You will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature. (80%)

Iran

Typical offer

High School Diploma and Pre-University Certificate.

Subject-specific knowledge

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ireland

Typical offer

Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level) at H1,H1,H2,H2,H3 to H1,H2,H2,H3,H3.

Additional requirements

Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level subjects must include English at grade H1.

Israel

Typical offer

Bagrut, with at least 8/10 in at least six subjects, including one five-unit subject.

Subject-specific knowledge

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Typical offer

Italian Diploma Di Maturità or Diploma Pass Di Esame Di Stato with a final Diploma mark of between 81/100 and 85/100.

Additional requirements

You will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Japan

Typical offer

Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate is suitable for entry to our Foundation Years. Find out more about Foundation Years.

Subject-specific knowledge

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Latvia

Typical offer

Atestats par Visparejo videjo Izglitibu with very good grades in state exams.

Subject-specific knowledge

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lithuania

Typical offer

Brandos Atestatas including scores of 80-90% in at least three state examinations (other than English).

Subject-specific knowledge

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Luxembourg

Typical offer

Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires.

Subject-specific knowledge

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Typical offer

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with grades of  AAB-ABB, Matriculation with a least a grade of 3.5 or UEC with an overall average grade B3 (75%).

Additional requirements

You will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Netherlands

Typical offer

Voorereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO), normally with an average of at least 7.

Subject-specific knowledge

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Typical offer

You are expected to have one of the following:

  • Higher National Diploma
  • One year at a recognised Nigerian University
  • Professional Diploma (Part IV) from the Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology of Nigeria
  • Advanced Diploma

You must also have a score of C6 or above in WAEC/SSC English.

Subject-specific knowledge

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Typical offer

Norwegian Vitnemal Fra Den Videregaende Opplaering - Pass with an overall average of between 4 to 4.5

Additional requirements

You will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Pakistan

Typical offer

 You can apply for direct entry to Year 1 if you are completing at least two years of Bachelor degree studies. 

You'll normally need to complete a Foundation year after taking Intermediate Certificate or the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC).  You might choose one of our International Foundation Years at the International Study Centre on campus.

 

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Poland

Typical offer

Pass Matura with least 3 Extended level subjects including Literature in the 75th percentile.

 

Portugal

Typical offer

Diploma de Ensino Secundario normally with an overall mark of between 17/20 and 18/20.

Additional requirements

You will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Romania

Typical offer

Diploma de Bacalaureat with an overall average of 8.5 including a score of 8 in a Literature subject.

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Typical offer

A-levels, as well as certain certificates and diplomas.

Subject-specific knowledge

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Slovakia

Typical offer

Pass Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške (Maturita)  with an average grade of 1.8 from 4 subjects including English.

Please note: Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Slovenia

Typical offer

Secondary School Leaving Diploma or Matura with at least 25 points overall.

Additional requirements

You will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

South Africa

Typical offer

National Senior Certificate with very good grades. 

Subject-specific knowledge

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Typical offer

Spanish Título de Bachillerato (LOGSE) with an overall average result of at least 8.0.

Additional requirements

You will need at least 8/10 in English.

Sri Lanka

Typical offer

Sri Lankan A-levels.

Subject-specific knowledge

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sweden

Typical offer

Fullstandigt Slutbetyg/Högskoleförberedande Examen with a total of 2,500 credits to include B grades in the majority of subjects and to include grade A in Literature studies.

 

Additional requirements

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Typical offer

Federal Maturity Certificate.

Subject-specific knowledge

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Typical offer

We'll consider students who have taken the Lise Diplomasi or Lise Bitirme, with a score of at least 4/5 or 80/100 in their final year, on a case by case basis for direct entry to year 1.

Where direct entry is unsuitable, we'll automatically consider you for one of our Foundation Years. Or you might want to apply to one of our International Foundation Years at the international Study Centre on Campus. Visit isc.sussex.ac.uk/our-courses/international-foundation-year or www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/foundation-years

USA

Typical offer

We look at your full profile taking into account everything you are studying, including the high school graduation diploma, Grade 12 GPA, SAT tests and subject tests and/or ACT grades  We are particularly interested in AP tests and would ideally like to see 3 good AP scores

Advanced Placement Tests with scores of between 5,5,4 to 5,4,4 in three subjects.

If you have taken the SAT reasoning tests we'd normally expect a combined score of at least 1300 and will look for around 600 in relevant subject tests.

If you've taken the ACT we'd expect to see a composite score of at least 26.

 

 

Additional requirements

You will need to demonstrate high levels of ability in literature.

My country is not listed

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component

IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test.

If you are applying for degree-level study we can consider your IELTS test from any test centre, but if you require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for an English language or pre-sessional English course (not combined with a degree) the test must be taken at a UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)-approved IELTS test centre.

Find out more about IELTS

Other English language requirements

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency.

Pearson (PTE Academic)

62 overall, including at least 56 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic).

TOEFL (iBT)

88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT).

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language (grade 4 or above in GCSE from 2017).

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Grades A – C in English

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades 1-6 in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Country exceptions

Select to see the list of exempt English-speaking countries

If you are a national of one of the countries below, or if you have recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree or higher in one of these countries, you will normally meet our English requirements. Note that qualifications obtained by distance learning or awarded by studying outside these countries cannot be accepted for English language purposes.

You will normally be expected to have completed the qualification within two years before starting your course at Sussex. If the qualification was obtained earlier than this we would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you have maintained a good level of English, for example by living in an English-speaking country or working in an occupation that required you to use English regularly and to a high level.

Please note that this list is determined by the UK’s Home Office, not by the University of Sussex.

List of exempt countries

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada**
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

** Canada: you must be a national of Canada; other nationals not on this list who have a degree from a Canadian institution will not normally be exempt from needing to provide evidence of English.

Admissions information for applicants

Selection workshopYes
Transfers into Year 2

Yes. Find out more about transferring into Year 2 of this course. We don’t accept transfers into the third or final year.

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

Don’t meet our entry requirements?

If you don't meet our entry requirements, we recommend our in-house Foundation Year course to prepare you for Year 1 of your chosen degree:

Modules

Find out about our types of undergraduate degrees, their structure, modules and credits

These modules are running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Core modules

    Autumn teaching
    Spring teaching

    Apply to study abroad – you’ll develop an international perspective and gain an edge when it comes to your career. Find out where your course could take you.

    Studying abroad – John Giannini, Drama, Theatre and Performance BA

    Please note: Programs with a study abroad year are not eligible for USA federal Direct Loan funds. Find out more about American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid

    Our staff

    For me, teaching is a chance to engage in a collective conversation, and that’s renewed with every student I encounter.Sara Jane Bailes
    Lecturer in Contemporary Theatre and Performance

    Drama, Theatre and Performance

    Dr Augusto Corrieri

    Dr Augusto Corrieri

    Lecturer in Drama, Theatre & Performance

    Research interests

    anthropocene, art and ecology, conceptual art, Conceptual dance, Contemporary Performance, Magic and performance, Performance Art, Theatre and performance studies

    View Augusto Corrieri’s profile

    Dr Benjamin Fowler

    Dr Benjamin Fowler

    Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance

    Research interests

    Adaptation, Contemporary Performance, Directing Practices, Dramaturgy, Early Modern Drama in Performance, european theatre, german theatre, Theatre Directing

    View Benjamin Fowler’s profile

    Dr William McEvoy

    Dr William McEvoy

    Senior Lecturer in English

    Research interests

    Contemporary Performance, Creative and critical writing, Cultural and Critical Theory, Modern and Contemporary Literature and Art, Playwriting, Site-specific theatre and performance, Theatre and Ethics, Theatre Directing

    View William McEvoy’s profile

    Dr Jason Price

    Dr Jason Price

    Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Theatre and Performance

    Research interests

    Activist Performance, Aesthetics and Politics, Comedy, Contemporary Theatre, Dramaturgy, Performance Histories, popular culture, Popular Entertainment, Popular Theatre, Puppet Forms, Site-Specific and Public Art, Theatre History

    View Jason Price’s profile

    Dr Arabella Stanger

    Dr Arabella Stanger

    Lecturer in Drama: Theatre and Performance

    Research interests

    Choreography, Dance, Gender and Sexuality, race and racism, Social and political theory, space, Theatre and performance studies

    View Arabella Stanger’s profile

    English

    Prof Sara Crangle

    Professor of Modernism and the Avant-Garde

    Research interests

    Abjection, Affect Studies, Archives and Editing, Avant-Gardism, Bataille, Bathos, Dada, Everydayness, Experimental Poetry, Futurism, Gertrude Stein, Grace Lake/Anna Mendelssohn, High and Late Modernism, James Joyce, Levinas, Mina Loy, Nietzsche, Phenomenology, Satire, Virginia Woolf, Wyndham Lewis

    View Sara Crangle’s profile

    Prof Matthew Dimmock

    Prof Matthew Dimmock

    Professor of Early Modern Studies

    Research interests

    English literature 1500-1700, History, Islam, Otherness, Prophet Muhammad

    View Matthew Dimmock’s profile

    Dr John Masterson

    Dr John Masterson

    Lecturer in World Literatures

    Research interests

    20th and 21st Century Literature and Art, African American literature and culture, African diasporas, American immigrant literature, apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa, English and American literature, Literary And Cultural Theory, Literature of Exile, Migrant and Diasporic Literature, Postcolonial Literature, Postcolonial Literature and Culture, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, postcolonial studies, South and Southern Africa, World literatures

    View John Masterson’s profile

    Dr Catherine Packham

    Dr Catherine Packham

    Reader in English

    Research interests

    Adam Smith, Eighteenth-century culture, Erasmus Darwin, Gender and Sexuality, History of political economy, History of science, Mary Wollstonecraft, Political economy, Scottish Enlightenment, Vitalism

    View Catherine Packham’s profile

    Fees

    UK/EU students:
    £9,250 per year
    Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
    £9,250 per year
    International students:
    £18,500 per year
    Study abroad:
    Find out about grants and funding, tuition fees and insurance costs for studying abroad

    Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis as the Government reviews the fee levels.

    Additional costs

    Additional costs

    Please note, all costs are best estimates based on current market values. Costs are paid at the start of your course unless specified otherwise. We review estimates every year and they may vary with inflation. Find out tips for budgeting as a student here.

    Spectacular Imaginings: Renaissance Drama and the Stage 1580-1640 module

    We cover the cost of tickets and workshops at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Reasonable travel costs will also be reimbursed (this means that we cover travel to and from the Globe but not, for example, travel from an overseas destination to the Globe).

    Trips

    There are occasional trips to museums, galleries and cultural partners. Travel is not normally reimbursed but can be subsidised depending on the project.

    Sussex Writes

    Students who lead creative writing workshops in secondary schools will have their travel and other costs covered.

    Study year abroad

    This course includes a study abroad year. Find out about additional costs - such as visas, flights and insurance - at Study abroad fees and costs. Any questions? Contact the Study abroad team

    Find out about typical living costs for studying at Sussex

    Find out about our terms and conditions

    Scholarships

    Our goal is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to regardless of financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique people.

    Careers

    Graduate destinations

    Recent graduates have found jobs as:

    • freelance theatre director, The Gate (JMK award winner)
    • poet and playwright, The Roundhouse (Live Canon Poetry prize winner)
    • media and project co-ordinator, Young Start-up Talent.

    (Drama, Theatre and Peformance careers database)

    Your future career

    Studying Drama and English means being exposed to a range of perspectives from multidisciplinary and flexible subjects.

    You’ll develop practical careers skills including critical assessment, effective communication, independent thinking and problem-solving. These skills are transferable, and you can use your degree to go on to further study or to pursue a career in:

    • theatre and performing arts
    • media, film and journalism
    • publishing, marketing and PR.

    Working while you study

    Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

    “Sussex has taken me on a journey that includes teaching Drama in Budapest and working as a film researcher.” Rosa SaundersDrama Studies and English BA

    Career ambitions – John Giannini, Drama, Theatre and Performance BA

    As part of the selection process for the Drama degrees, applicants who
    appear to meet the academic requirements of the courses will normally be invited to a selection workshop. We use these workshops to assess applicants' suitability for undertaking practical work during their degree and to see how they engage with learning in a workshop context. This is taken into consideration alongside the UCAS application in selecting students for an offer.

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    The campaigner for equality

    Stand up for what you believe in and make your voice heard. At Sussex, you're given the freedom to speak up about issues that affect you and campaign for change. Meet Sussex student, Abigail Berhane, who alongside studying her degree, set up an equality group to help women feel more comfortable in engineering.

    Abigail Berhane

    Abigail’s story

    "When I did my Physics A level there were few girls in the class, and it was the same when I started at my degree. But I realised that it wasn’t just my experience, it’s a problem in engineering as a whole (89% of engineers are male). So, I decided to set up the Equality in Engineering group. 

    "I didn’t just want to make women feel more comfortable in an engineering environment. I also wanted to address the issue of diversity. A lack of diversity leads to a lack of creativity in problem solving. You really need a variety of people who can look at things differently.


    If you come to Sussex be proactive. There’s no limit to what you can achieve and the Uni is really supportive.” Abigail Berhane
    President and Founder of Equality in Engineering

    "The group has created a network of female engineers, and we’re hoping to do outreach work in local schools. Setting up Equality in Engineering has taught me a lot – particularly leadership and management skills. We’ve run Black History Month events and invited industry representatives to speak. It’s been great to grab their attention. 

    "If you come to Sussex be proactive. There’s no limit to what you can achieve and the Uni is really supportive."

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    Campaigner for equality Abigail Berhane, behind the text 'Raise questions; Raise spirits; Raise eyebrows'