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English and Drama - MA (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

The MA in English and Drama offers an exciting opportunity to specialise in the study of dramatic texts and theatre history while maintaining a range of interests within the field of literary studies more broadly. You will work with leading experts in Shakespeare and early modern drama, theatre history, and modern performance theory and practice. This MA combines a focus on dramatic texts and theatrical performance, and includes the option of a professional placement or an extended practical project.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

Optional Modules:

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.


The course is taught through weekly seminars and individual tutorials.

Class Sizes:

Seminar groups are capped at a maximum of 15 students; class sizes are often significantly smaller.

Contact Hours:

You will have 4 contact hours per week.


All modules based in the English department will be assessed through coursework, with a 6,000-word essay. The Dissertation will typically consist of a 16,000-word essay, though this course allows students to take one of two alternatives if they wish: either a practice-as-research project plus 8,000-word written component, or a 10,000-word reflective essay/portfolio on a professional placement.

No data for this course in particular (since it is new). However, students from Warwick’s English and Theatre undergraduate degree have gone on to become successful playwrights, directors, actors, dramaturgs and other theatre practitioners, theatre reviewers, arts journalists and many other related professions.

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Essential information

Course Code


(P-Q3PEP for part-time)


Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Part-time: 2 years

(September 2019 - September 2021)

Entry Requirements

65% (or equivalent) in an undergraduate degree in English literature or a related degree. Applicants may be required to provide a writing sample to demonstrate suitability for the course.

English Language Requirements

Band C

IELTS overall score of 7.5, minimum component scores of two at 6.5/7.0 and the rest at 7.5 or above.

Department of Study

English and Comparative Literary Studies

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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Four departmental bursaries available, worth £4,000 per student. These are open to all Home/EU and Overseas applicants, and will be awarded based on academic merit. To be eligible, you must hold an offer for one of our MA courses. The department also offers two Performance and Pedagogy Bursaries, each worth £8,000. These are particularly suitable for applicants with interests in practical theatre and education.

Additional Course Costs

Students are expected to buy the set primary texts for each module they study.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

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This information is applicable for 2019 entry.