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School of English and Drama’s Thematic programmes

English & Drama Programmes

Student visiting the Shakespeare Globe Theatre in London

Join our School of English and Drama for innovative suite programmes
that help you explore London and learn about the rich culture that is
available to you. Each programme has classes (modules) amounting to 30 or 45 Queen Mary credits that you will study on, plus an additional one or two 'free choice' modules worth the remaining 15 or 30 Queen Mary credits. Our programme flyer can be found here: SED thematic programme flyer [PDF 533KB]

The following programmes are open for applications in the 2022/23 academic year: 

ENGLISH

1. Shakespeare in the World: Then and Now 
London in Shakespeare's time was, then as now, a global city. Study the period and the work of William Shakespeare in the city where he made his name; learn about how his plays have been received and interpreted around the world; and immerse yourself in them on the page and on the stage. 

  • ESH267: Renaissance Literary Culture
  • ESH5001: Global Shakespeare
  • Free choice (2 x 15 credit module)

 

2. London and the World
London has long been a crossroads — and home to multiple worlds. Walk the city and learn about its history as a space of literary and artistic encounters, while engaging with its representation on the page, on stage, and in museum and gallery spaces.

  • ESH279: Victorian Fictions
  • ESH249: Art Histories: An Introduction to the Visual Arts in London
  • ESH295: London: Walking the City
  • Free choice (1 x 15 credit module) 

 

3. Writing in the Twentieth Century
How did writers and artists, in Britain and the US, respond to the events of the twentieth century in radical new ways? Study the literary and artistic experiments of Modernism while exploring the global city where it took shape; and learn how writers of the 1960s, on both sides of the Atlantic, harnessed the power of writing to effect social and political change.

  • ESH213: Modernism
  • ESH271: James Baldwin and American Civil Rights
  • Free choice (2 x 15 credit module)

 

The following programmes are open for applications in the 2022/23 academic year, depending on the semester to which you apply: 


DRAMA

1. Introduction to the London Scene 
For students new to drama but eager to make the most of a study abroad opportunity in London to explore its world famous theatre scene, we offer the following introductory suites. These suites afford greater flexibility where students need to fulfil study requirements in other subjects whilst guaranteeing students a place on these popular and frequently oversubscribed modules. Note that these modules additionally fulfil broad requirements for “history” and “communication”. 


Semester 1
DRA114: London/Culture/Performance
DRA261: London Performance Now (Cost of theatre tickets not included - max. £50)
• Free choice (2 x 15 credit or 1 x 30 credit module excluding Level 6 Drama)

Semester 2
DRA122: Spectatorship: Time, Place, Performance
DRA261: London Performance Now (Cost of theatre tickets not included- max £50)
• Free choice (2 x 15 credit or 1 x 30 Credit module excluding Level 6 Drama)


2. London and the Arts
Immerse yourself in performance and art history in London, a global capital of performance culture, where theatre, carnival, art, intervention and protest are central to understanding the vital scene of historical and contemporary London life. Be introduced to vibrant work, performance practices and their histories and learn about a range of writing practices in the Arts on the following modules. 

Semester 1
DRA114: London/Culture/Performance
ESH249: Art Histories: An introduction to the Visual Arts in London
• Free choice (2 x 15 credit or 1 x 30 credit module excluding Level 6 Drama)

Semester 2
DRA351: Writing the Arts
ESH249: Art Histories: An Introduction the Visual Arts in London
• Free choice (2 x 15 credit or 1 x 30 credit module excluding Level 6 Drama)

How to apply

Please view our 'Apply' page for full guidance.

Further information

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Use our online Module Directory to find out more about the modules listed above.

Find out more about the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary.

Contact us for further details and if you have questions: study-abroad@qmul.ac.uk

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