Drama and History at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS

Course summary

Explore the relationship between drama and history with this interdisciplinary programme. Our BA Drama and History programme gives you the opportunity to explore theatre and the times and places in which it has happened.  You will investigate the fascinating relationship between performance and history, through lectures, seminars, making performance, field work and more.  You will study compulsory History and Drama modules, while gaining increasing freedom to study the topics and historical periods that interest you most over the course of the degree—whether that’s discovering what it was like to go to the theatre in nineteenth-century London, delving into the relationship between empire and performance, and more.  Queen Mary's work in both Drama and History is internationally renowned, you will be taught by some of the world’s leading academics and artists in both subjects, who will help you develop into informed critics, historians, performance makers and writers.


Year 1 You will take these compulsory modules: London/Culture/Performance (15 credits) Beyond Acting (30 credits) Power Plays (15 credits) History in Practice (15 credits) Either Unravelling Britain: British History since 1801 or Global Encounters: conquest and Culture in World History (both 15 credits) You choose your remaining 30 credits from a selection of Level 4 History modules that changes each year Please note that all modules are subject to change. Further information about modules in Year 2 and 3 of the course can be found on our course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically includes a combination of written and practical assignments, such as essays, performances, presentations, portfolios, scripts, programme notes, reviews, feature articles, artist websites, podcasts and dissertations. Some assessment is based around group work, especially for performance projects and presentations.

How to apply

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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 Queen Mary 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 and will require a Student Visa to enter the UK.

Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements


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.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Our most recent information regarding tuition fees can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/tuitionfees/
Drama and History at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS