Drama with a Year Abroad Queen Mary University of London

Accredited by: Queen Mary, University of London

Drama at QMUL provides you with the knowledge base and practical foundation to enable you to explore your performance interests from contemporary live art to historical drama.

Our one-of-a-kind programme asks you to venture out of the studio and seminar room to see performance work in and outside of theatres. You’ll also be asked to investigate a wide range of related cultural practices and questions. How does a performance’s place in a city or community make a difference to how we understand it?

How might the arts be used to explore and contribute to social justice? What happens when we think about tourism, or political protest, or sport as performance? Why might a culture want to perform aspects of its past? Through making performance and through asking questions like these, you will become an independent critic and artist, gaining valuable skills and ideas for a future in the creative industries.

During your degree, you will explore historical and contemporary performance modes through a combination of practice and theory. You will develop the skills to articulate and argue a position through writing, and you will use your own performance work as a way of exploring questions about the world we live in.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time with time abroad

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years


How to apply

Application deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

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

Course code W401
Institution code Q50
Campus name Main Site

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB To include grade A or above in at least one arts, humanities or social sciences subject.

Excluded subjects - General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma Queen Mary University of London welcomes applications from students currently studying Level 3 BTEC qualifications and will consider you for entry to the majority of our undergraduate courses. The typical entry requirements will vary according to the course you are applying for.

Some of our courses require specific subject knowledge which you may not be able to cover as part of a Level 3 BTEC qualification and we may therefore require additional Level 3 qualifications to ensure that you are suitably prepared for relevant courses. A small number of our courses do not accept BTEC qualifications for entry, either as a standalone qualification, or in combination with other qualifications at Level 3.

Information on our typical entry requirements and guidance for applying can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/btec/

If you are at all unsure about the acceptability of your BTEC qualification for entry, please contact the Admissions team for individual advice (admissions@qmul.ac.uk).
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 15 credits
We consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 15 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. This must include at least 6 Level 3 credits in arts or humanities modules at Distinction.
Extended Project Qualification We consider applications from students offering an EPQ and may make an alternative offer to include three A levels, one grade lower than our usual requirement, along with a specific grade in the EPQ.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of five GCSE passes to include English at grade C or 4 or an acceptable equivalent will be required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points 6,5,5 in HL subjects, to include a minimum of 6 in at least one arts, humanities or social sciences subject at HL.

All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course.

A minimum of five GCSE passes to include English at grade C or 4 or an acceptable equivalent will be required.

Please refer to the website below for details on Queen Mary's 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. http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/englishlanguagerequirements/index.html#


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please visit and search for your chosen course on our A-Z course finder at http://search.qmul.ac.uk/s/search.html?collection=queenmary-coursefinder-undergraduate&query=&sort=title - here you will find further details on fees and funding. Please also visit our A-Z course finder to view the amount of fee you would need to pay if you are an International fee paying student.