Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Drama and English

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

Kingston University has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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Why choose this course? This course provides the opportunity to combine two subjects which have historically been popular both at Kingston University and across the sector. Do you want to gain knowledge and understanding of drama and English and to explore the synergies between them? Are you interested in the theatre but keen to study other literary forms? Then this is the course for you. It'll provide you with the knowledge, understanding and experience of the theatre as a cultural institution, through the study of drama, literature, dramatic theory and performance practice. The course is delivered in a dynamic, challenging and supportive environment and students benefit from their own dedicated studio and rehearsal facilities as well as from Kingston's proximity to some of the world's great theatres.

Course details


Examples of modules: Year 1

  • Staging Histories
  • Making Theatre Happen
  • Reading London: Drama, Poetry and Prose
  • Race, Nation, Identity: Literatures of the World
Year 2
  • The Play Today
  • Transforming Realities: Innovation and Social Change in Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature
  • Optional Modules
Year 3
  • After Modernism: Avant Garde Performance from the 1940s to the Present Day
  • Radical Writers
- Optional Modules

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeWQK3
Institution code K84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level A-level: Drama and Theatre Studies / Performing Arts / English Literature or similar, grade B (40 points) required. A-level: English Literature / English Literature & Language / Drama and Theatre Studies or similar, grade B (40 points). Where A-level or equivalent does not include Drama or Performing Arts, other drama/theatre experience will be considered. General Studies will only be accepted in the tariff score when 1 of 4 A-levels or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Relevant Subject: Drama/ Performing Arts

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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
EU £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change as we are awaiting the Office For Student Guidance on Fee levels for 2020 and beyond. For foundation year and international fees, please visit: Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs
Drama and English at Kingston University - UCAS