Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

The course offers a combination of two leading English and Drama departments with strong research cultures. The Drama Department's resources include a workshop, three major performance spaces (the Studio Theatre, the Boilerhouse, and the Handa Noh Studio), two rehearsal rooms equipped for performance and a digital studio. We are committed to the integration of theory and practice at all times. Our teaching emphasises experimental projects that test ideas. You will find your voice as a writer and develop your writing techniques. You will have the opportunity to experiment with different genres and forms of writing, with expert guidance and feedback on your work.

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. Creative Writing Year 1: introduction to creative writing (fiction, playwriting, poetry); why write (the history and theory of creative writing). Year 2: playwriting; fiction; poetry. Year 3: creative writing special focus; playwriting 2; fiction 2; poetry 2.

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

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBBC
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher AABBB

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%

£16,000 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

20% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 75%

Total Practical: 25%

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

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