Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

You will be studying at a top'ranking languages department with an outstanding research record. The Drama Department has a strong research culture: all staff are active researchers and over 95% of our research is recognised internationally (RAE 2008). You will be able to take advantage of excellent quality equipment and dedicated language learning facilities, as well as drama resources that include three major performance spaces, a workshop, two rehearsal rooms and a digital studio. We have strong links with major universities in metropolitan France as well as Belgium, Switzerland and La Reunion. Our proximity to central London offers students easy access to the capital's many theatre productions.

Course Modules

French Year 1: perspectives on modern France (crisis, nation, identity); the visual image in French culture and society; heroes and anti'heroes in their social and cultural context; language, communication and society; landmarks (reading the classics of French literature). Year 2: cinema in France; writing romance and desire; French (the linguist's view); culture and ideology; stage and screen in France. Year 3: advanced French linguistics; Arthurian romance; gender and transgression in early'modern French literature; redefining the erotic in contemporary French literature and film; fictions of history (narrative, film and event in early modern France); image, identity and consumer culture in post'war fiction and film; text and image in France (from cubism to the present); ethics and violence (murder, suicide and genocide in literature and film); the libertines (narratives of experience in early modern France); the passion of place (desire and identity in modern Paris). Drama Year 1: theatre and performance'making; theatre and culture. Year 2: theatre and performance'making 2; theatre and culture 2. Year 3: methods and processes; final year project; research seminar; culture and creativity.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
BA (Hons) £15,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • SQA Higher

Key Course Information

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79% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 69%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 95%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 94%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 60
Studying 20
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 10
Unknown 5

22% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 20%

Total Coursework: 37%

Total Practical: 43%

£4,300 - £5,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation