Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

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 study German at a one of the best research centres in the country; German at Royal Holloway was ranked joint 2nd in the UK for its research in the 2008 RAE. Our Drama resources include a workshop, three major performance spaces (the Studio Theatre, the Boilerhouse, and the Handa Noh Studio), two rehearsal rooms and a digital studio. You will enhance your German language skills on the year abroad. You can choose between partner universities such as Heidelberg, Munich and Vienna, teaching placements at German or Austrian schools, or work placements in business or industry. Our proximity to central London offers students easy access to the capital's many theatre productions.

Course Modules

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. German Year 1: German language 1; German language 2; reading German literature; truth, language and art: key questions in the humanities; modern Germany (history and society); introduction to comparative textual analysis; the birth of European film or reading European film 1. Year 2: German language 2 (grammar and translation); German language 2 (current affairs); history and politics as reflected in the German cinema from the 1930s to the 1990s; ideals and realities in German drama; narrative strategies in German prose fiction; introduction to modern European philosophy. Year 3: placement year. Year 4: German language 3.

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

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • SQA Higher AABBB

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The course is well organised and is running smoothly 87%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 94%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 84%

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

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 75
Studying 10
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 5
Unknown 0

21% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 20%

Total Coursework: 38%

Total Practical: 42%

£4,300 - £5,700
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£4,200 - £5,000
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