Training Opportunity

English and Drama (MA)

Explore drama, literature, performance and theatre history

Our English and Drama MA offers an exciting opportunity to specialise in the study of drama, theatre and literary studies.

In this course, you will primarily study dramatic texts and the history of theatre, working with leading experts in Shakespeare and early modern drama, theatre history, and modern performance theory and practice. You can also choose from a wide range of optional modules across the field of literary studies, combining your interest in drama with topics including postcolonial and world literature, and critical and cultural theory.

You have the choice of completing a research dissertation on a topic of your choice, or alternatively, taking up a professional placement or an extended practical project. These can help you develop your professional network and practical skills for the future career you have in mind.

You will enjoy easy access to the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford, and major theatres in Coventry, Leicester and Birmingham. On campus, Warwick Arts CentreLink opens in a new window, the largest of its kind outside London, is visited by companies of international standing specialising in both the established repertoire and new work.

Our warm and vibrant research community is one of the largest in the UK, with around 110 postgraduates every year. We also offer funding for postgraduate study, and career development support during your time here.

By the end of the course, you'll be well-positioned for further study or employment with the transferable skills you will develop.