Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

Queen Mary offers you the opportunity to study Drama and Film in one of the world's greatest theatre cities and one of the world's most important cultural hubs. We have well'established links with key national institutions ' such as Shakespeare's Globe, the Barbican, and Tate Modern ' and with community groups in London's East End. This means you will work with active practitioners and arts professionals. As well as enhancing your studies, these links will increase your employability through networking and work placement opportunities. You will also be studying alongside academics who are leaders in their field; the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) ranked QMUL's Drama Department as first in the country for the quality of our research. Our academics are committed to using this world'leading theoretical and practical research to inform their teaching, which is highly valued by students (in the last National Student Survey, 100% of students agreed that staff made the subject interesting, and 96% of students were satisfied overall). Our diverse faculty offers a wide range of modules so you can pursue the varieties of performance that most interest you.

Course Modules

Year 1: Introduction to the study of performance; performance in practice A; introduction to film studies; European national cinemas; performance in history; performance in practice B; critical approaches to film: Alfred hitchcock; european film directors. Year 2: Film theory, british cinema, stardom, 4 drama units from wide range including: text art and performance in London; off'stage London; issues in contemporary performance; director's theatre; feeling it: emotion and sensation in the theatre; interaction of scenography; lighting and sound; culture; performance and globalisation. Year 3: Final'year project, 6 film or drama units.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £28,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAABB
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher AAB-AB
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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91% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 82%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 93%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 82%

£16,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 60
Studying 15
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 10
Unknown 10

20% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 4%

Total Coursework: 88%

Total Practical: 8%

£3,760 - £4,560
Typical cost of university accommodation

£2,755 - £3,450
Typical cost of private accommodation