Make and study game-changing theatre with our team of internationally renowned teachers and performance makers.
London is one of the great theatre cities and a creative hub. We have well-established links with national institutions such as Shakespeare’s Globe and the Arts Council, as well as with community organisations in the East End.
Before coming to Queen Mary, I knew little about live art. Studying drama has enabled me to thoroughly explore the field. I graduated with a solid set of knowledge and experience, which I confidently apply to my practice as a performance artist.— Moa Johansson, Drama BA (2016)
The School of English and Drama provides a first-class learning environment -- the Departments of Drama and English are in the top 40 in the world (QS World Rankings by Subject 2019). And you’ll learn from leading experts: Drama is ranked first and English fifth in the UK for research quality (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
We are a large School, with a lot of specialist staff, enabling us to offer a wide range of topics and approaches. You’ll have tailored support, including individual feedback on your work, and there are opportunities to contribute to student performances and publications.
We regularly host prominent writers and performers, and collaborate with leading organisations such as the V&A, the Barbican, the Live Art Development Agency and Shakespeare’s Globe. Our course makes full use of London’s exceptional theatre and performance resources (e.g. theatres, galleries, museums, libraries, archives, site-specific performance, festivals).
The School runs several innovative research centres, including the Centre for Poetry; the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies; the Centre for Religion and Literature in English; and the Sexual Cultures Research Group.