Our course offers you the opportunity to study in a dynamic research environment in the heart of London.
Our required modules will provide you with a deep understanding and critical awareness of current problems and new insights in the field, and the ability to critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship. They will also give you the skills needed to undertake advanced research and scholarship in the field and enable you to evaluate and critique various methodological approaches to practice-based and scholarly research. Our optional modules will allow you the freedom to explore your personal interests further.
Finally, your 15,000-word dissertation, supervised by an academic member of staff, will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to undertake advanced research in the field in an area of your choice.
We will develop your skills and knowledge through lectures, seminars, optional workshops and tutorials.
If you’re a full-time student we will provide you with 4-5 hours per week teaching over the course through lectures, seminars and feedback. We will expect you to undertake 36 hours of independent study per week.
If you’re a part-time student, in your first year we will provide 2 hours of teaching per week, and we will expect you to undertake 18 hours of independent study per week. In your second year, we will provide 2-3 hours of teaching per week, and we will expect you to undertake 18 hours of independent study per week.
We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.
Typically, one credit equates to ten hours of work.
Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework (essays) and written/practical projects. Forms of assessment typically include critical and research essays, and may include options in performance writing, reviews, performance work, as well as short responses and an annotated bibliography in preparation for the final dissertation. Coursework (including optional practical components) contributes 100% of your final mark.
This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Strand Campus. Our location in the heart of London makes King’s the perfect place to study theatre and performance. You will have easy access to the huge number of cultural events which take place across the city, particularly in the city’s thriving theatre scene, and you will also be able to make use of King’s extensive resources and collections. London is a world-famous centre for the performing arts and you will have the opportunity to attend and immerse yourself in all that the capital has to offer.
King's College London is regulated by the Office for Students.