Global Opportunities

Thematic Programmes

Queen Mary offers a range of thematic programmes which enable students on the Study Abroad Programme to select to study exclusively in one of our renowned academic schools. Classes within the thematic programmes complement one another and these thematic programmes have been carefully crafted for students who wish to immerse themselves in a specific area of study, taught by experts in the field. 

English & Drama Programmes

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 three classes (modules) you will study on, plus an additional 'free choice' with recommended modules. 

The following programmes are open for spring 2020 applications.

1. London and the World 

London has long been a crossroads—and home to multiple worlds.
Walk the city and engage with its representation on the page, on
stage and in museum and gallery spaces, with options to expand
your knowledge of particular historical or theoretical contexts and

Modules Included

Shakespeare (ESH101B), Art Histories: An Introduction to the Visual Arts in London (ESH249), London: Walking the City (ESH295)

Free choice Module 

Recommended modules include: ESH393 Romantic Travellers in Europe; ESH275 Queering Utopia; ESH288 Representing London: Walking the Eighteenth Century City; ESH292 Early Modern Drama; ESH5001 Global Shakespeare; ESH6029 Heroes and Outlaws in History and Fiction, 1100-1600.

2. The London Scene 

From West End glamour to East End warehouses and clubs, theatre
and performance form a vital part of contemporary London
culture. Study this vibrant scene and create performance yourself
in London’s leading university Drama department.

Modules Included

London Performance Now (DRA261), Making Contemporary Theatre (DRA220), Offstage London (DRA333)

3. Shakespeare in London

Study the theatre of William Shakespeare in the city where he
made his name. Work on his plays on the page and on the stage, as
part of a programme of immersion in the theatre scene of contemporary

Modules Included

Shakespeare (ESH101B), Performing Shakespeare (DRA205), Shakespeare after Shakespeare (DRA316)

How to apply

Please view our 'Apply' page for full guidance.

Further information

View our English and Drama Programmes flyer to find out more: SED Flyer [PDF 3,969KB] 

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

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