Birkbeck University of London Drama
Are you passionate about live performance and theatre practice, but equally interested in literature? Birkbeck’s location in Bloomsbury in London’s West End makes it an ideal place to study theatre and English – and this is the only BA incorporating theatre studies offered in central London. Taught by world-leading experts, you will explore a diverse and exciting range of theatrical and literary histories, theories, practices, texts and contexts. Combining lectures, seminars and workshops, and visits to theatres and cultural institutions, there is no better place to pursue your love of theatre and English.
This programme is also available for.
- Theatre and Drama Studies (BA) (Full-time evening study)
- Theatre and Drama Studies (BA) (Part-time)
- Theatre Studies and English (BA) (Full-time evening study) (Not running in 2013/2014)
- Theatre Studies and English (BA) (Part-time)
- Text and Performance (with RADA) (MA)
- Theatre Directing (MFA)
We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.
Alternative entry routes
Access to Higher Education Diploma with a minimum of 15 credits achieved at Merit or Distinction in humanities units.
Credits gained on certain Certificates of Higher Education may be considered towards the degree.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
If you don’t meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.