This is a combined honours course, where you study Drama alongside English Literature. English Literature offers the opportunity to study an exciting range of modules, blending the study of classic texts and literary traditions with current theoretical models for understanding literature as a dynamic, global phenomenon. Our course is renowned for its inspirational teaching and research excellence. In the 2013 National Student Survey (Source: Unistats), 93 per cent of students agreed that staff had made the subject interesting. We harness students’ passion for drama. You have the opportunity to perform in a range of dramas and plays, study the history of English theatre from the medieval period to the present, and develop as a critical thinker and practitioner. You engage with key historical and critical questions about the theatre and performance. What did it mean to perform in 1600? Why does Victorian melodrama contain characters and plots suitable for Hollywood blockbusters?