StudyLink logoHome
Students on a university campus

Theatre and Performance, MA, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

the United Kingdom

Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

Study options for this course

The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MAFull-time, Part-time1 - 2 yearSeptemberGBP 8700 per yearGBP 15750 per year

About Theatre and Performance, MA - at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

This MA aims to integrate performance practice with the study of performance theory, criticism and history. Theory and practice are mutually enriching forms of intellectual and aesthetic enquiry. Performance is itself a rigorous mode of research, not merely a `topic` of research. The course combines seminar modules with practical performance options but without conceding the distinct strategies, techniques and requirements of either artistry or scholarship. Course leaders are both theatre scholars and theatre artists.Course contentThe MA encompasses seminars and studiobased practical courses that encourage you to explore performance through a variety of intellectual and aesthetic processes. You will take the following five courses: Performance Theory and Historiography (seminar, semester 1) Performance Research (research methods seminar, semester 1) Group Practical Project (semester 1) Contemporary Performance (seminar, semester 2) Independent Practical Project (semester 2). Upon completion of the coursework, you will prepare a dissertation that includes an element of practice-based research. You will then present your research at the Performance Research Colloquium, held annually in May.AssessmentYou will complete a 4,000-word essay for each module and a final performance for each practical module. The 12,000-15,000-word dissertation will incorporate the results of practice-based research (for example acting, directing, design, playwriting, or dramaturgy).Entry requirementsFirst or upper-second class honours degree, or the equivalent, in Drama, English, Media Studies, Cultural Studies, or a related field. Professional theatre experience is desirable, though not required. Applicants with relevant experience who do not meet the academic criteria and can demonstrate the ability to work at Masters level will be considered on a caseby- case basis. Mature and non-traditional applicants are especially encouraged.

Notes about fees for this course

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Entry requirements

Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

Courses you may be interested in at other institutions

Below are some suggested courses at other providers that you may also be interested in:

Business Management - Munich MA

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences

Find out more

Business Analytics Bachelor Degree

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Find out more

International Affairs MA

John Cabot University

Find out more

MBA Renewables MBA

Berliner Hochschule für Technik (BHT)

Find out more

Smart Mobility Data Science and Analytics MSc

EIT Urban Mobility Master School

Find out more

Commerce and Marketing BSc

International Business School (IBS)

Find out more

Postgraduate pathways and pre-masters at other institutions

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course then consider one of these postgraduate preparation courses from another institution:

Global Education

Vancouver Island University

Find out more
See all Postgraduate pathway courses

Other courses at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

There are 516 other courses listed from Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL). A selection of these are displayed below:

Accounting and Finance MSc

Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

Find out more

Accounting and Management BSc (Hons)

Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

Find out more

Accounting and Management MSc

Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

Find out more

Accounting and Management with Integrated Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

Find out more

Advanced Electronic and Electrical Engineering MSc

Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

Find out more

Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc

Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

Find out more

Aerospace Engineering MSc

Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

Find out more
View all 516 courses at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

Related Information

See other universities in London

Find out more about studying in the United Kingdom