Queen Mary University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Queen Mary, University of London

English and Drama with a Year Abroad

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Course summary

Are you interested in the fusion of literature, performance and culture? Our joint English and Drama BA allows you to study the interconnected disciplines of English and drama and gain an understanding of how they complement one another. This programme takes a variety of approaches to drama and literary studies, taught through theoretical and practical modules. You'll examine the practice of performance, read texts from a broad spectrum of genres and periods, and learn to think about texts and performances in their political, cultural and historical contexts. In your first year you’ll approach reading in ways you may not have experienced before, and you’ll be introduced to performance modes through practice and theory. Your second and third years will give you access to a diverse range of modules, allowing you to personalise your English and Drama degree and study the topics that most interest you.

Course details


Year 1 Cultural Histories of Theatre Interventions London/Culture/Performance Performance Texts in Practice Practices Reading, Theory and Interpretation: Approaches to the Study of English Literature Shakespeare

Assessment method

Assessment typically includes a combination of exams and coursework, including essays, projects, individual or group presentations, log books, practical pieces, and oral or memorisation tests. There are no English exams beyond the first year.

How to apply

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If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student who will require Tier 4 immigration permission to enter the UK.

Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please visit our web site for further details on fees and funding https://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/feesandfunding/tuitionfees/ By searching on our A-Z course finder, you will be able to view the amount of fee you would need to pay for your choice of programme https://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/ The fee amounts listed are for the 2020/21 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2021/22 have not yet been set.
English and Drama with a Year Abroad at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS