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Course summary

Our BA(Hons) in Drama is an exciting opportunity to study theatre and performance in a variety of cultures and historical periods, and across a range of forms including plays, site-specific performance, live art, and socially engaged and applied performance. We teach Drama as an active and dynamic subject involving seminars, practical workshops, theatre and performance trips and field work. This approach supports the development of your knowledge and expertise, communication, research and performance-making skills, and capacity to work collaboratively with others. The course offers both practical and theoretical investigation into how theatre and performance can be used in different settings – theatres, art galleries, schools, prisons, warehouses, museums and the street, for example – in the UK and internationally. Our staff – leading academics and artists – will work with you to make learning challenging and engaging, and help you to develop as an informed critic and performance maker.


Your first year includes a combination of practice-based and seminar-based modules: London/Culture/Performance Power Plays Making Theatre and Performance Beyond Acting Interventions Spectatorship: Time, Place, Performance

Assessment method

Assessment typically includes a combination of written and practical assignments, such as essays, performances, presentations, portfolios, 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

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – 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 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

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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

Our most recent information regarding tuition fees can be found at
Drama with a Year Abroad at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS