Our course offers the opportunity to study theatre and performance studies in a dynamic research environment in the heart of London. From avant-garde drama to political action, queer performance, live art, dance, cultural tourism and the spectacles of the West End, you will be introduced to a range of theatre and performance theories and practices.
- Unrivalled location at the heart of London allows regular access to a wide range of theatre and performance events, including performances, seminars, and research centres.
- Dynamic intellectual community offered by King's College London and surrounding institutions, supplemented by regular invited artist and academic speakers or artist residents.
- Required modules providing a strong foundation in theatre and performance studies, plus the opportunity to create an individualised course of study through selected options.
Who should take this course
Ideal for students who have recently completed a BA in Theatre, English or related fields, or spent time engaging in performance practice or work in related industries. Leads to careers in cultural organisations, editorial, communication, research and more.
Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.
You are required to take:
- Theatre & Performance Theory (30 credits)
- Theatre & Performance Research Methods (20 credits)
Please note: if you are a part-time student, you will take only the above modules in your first year.
- Dissertation (90 credits)
The Dissertation module comprises a 15,000- word supervised dissertation and 4,000-word Critical Survey on a related subject. If you are a part-time student, you will write this in your second year.
In addition, you are required to take 40 credits from a range of optional modules. If you are a part-time student, you take these modules in your second year. The list of options may typically include:
- Performance Lab (20 credits)
- Guided Study: Performance in London/London in Performance (20 credits)
- Performance & Live Art (20 credits)
- Global/Local Shakespeare (20 credits)
King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study.
- Full time overseas fees:
About Course Provider
King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.
King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.
Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.
King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.
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