Taught course

Theatre and Performance

Queen Mary, University of London · School of English and Drama

Entry requirements

The MA Theatre and Performance welcomes applicants from scholarly as well as artistic backgrounds. Normally, the principle requirement is a first or upper second class honours degree (or the equivalent) in a relevant field. Where a North American marking scheme is used, applicants should normally have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.3.

Promising applicants who do not meet the formal academic criteria but who possess relevant credentials and who can demonstrate their potential to produce written work at masters level will also be considered. As part of the admissions process, we may call for examples of written and artistic work and/or interview candidates.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Theatre and Performance is an innovative programme that reflects the Department of Drama's commitment to socially-engaged and critically inventive exploration into theatre and performance.

The programme is interdisciplinary in its scope, and we pride ourselves on providing students with a range of opportunities to analyse and create theatre and performance in relation to a wide variety of critical contexts and cultural and historical perspectives.

You will benefit from our expertise in five main strands in theatre and performance: cultural politics; transnational practice; experimental practice; applied practice; and cultural industries. A key benefit of the programme is its flexibility: within a framework of informed and structured experimentation, you can develop theoretical and practical projects to advance your own investigations.

The programme will:

  • Offer you a range of potential career outcomes. You will be given a solid grounding for further study in theatre and performance, while you will also have the opportunity to undertake work placements in the cultural industries
  • Give you time for sustained reflection and practical development
  • Allow you to develop both theoretical and practical projects to advance your own research or career agendas

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Fees and funding

UK students
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (10000 words)

Course contact details

School of English and Drama
+44 (0)20 7882 8571