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StudyQA ranking:1110 Duration:36 months You need IELTS certificate

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Studying Philosophy and Drama enables you to engage with the world’s major philosophies and thinkers alongside learning the practical skills and cultural insights of the dramatic arts.

What is philosophy? Why is it important? Is it relevant? As a student of Philosophy at Kent, you do not so much learn about philosophy as learn to do it yourself. This includes not only studying major philosophies and philosophers, but also contributing your own ideas to an ongoing dialogue. You develop the ability to connect the most abstract ideas to the most concrete things in our experience.

There is active research culture in the Department of Philosophy at Kent, with internationally recognised experts whose interests range from philosophers such as Hegel, Kant and Wittgenstein to topics such as the philosophy of the mind, ethics, aesthetics, logic, political philosophy, metaphysics and artificial intelligence.

University of Kent Drama students are taught by leading performance practitioners and lecturers from all around the world. Our range of industry-standard facilities include studios, performance spaces and workshops. There is a diverse array of modules to choose from that incorporate a distinctive balance of practical and theoretical elements, allowing you to develop the skills and vision needed for employment in the creative industries and beyond. Consequently, our Drama and Theatre courses are among the most popular in the country with strong National Student Survey results every year.

This degree programme is an ideal combination for anyone wanting to understand the complexities within our ideas and cultures, while gaining practical and creative skills for a future career.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 12450 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
  • Total Kent credits: 360
  • Total ECTS credits: 180
Credits 360
  • Total Kent credits: 360
  • Total ECTS credits: 180
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

Course structure

The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Stage 1

Possible modules may include:

DR315 - Modern Theatre: A Theoretical Landscape

DR337 - The Empty Space

PL302 - Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge and Metaphysics

PL303 - Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics

PL310 - Introduction to Philosopy: Logic and Reasoning

PL315 - Philosophical Reading and Writing (core)

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

DR549 - Acting

DR575 - Victorian and Edwardian Theatre

DR612 - Shakespeare's Theatre

DR667 - Site Specific Performance

DR669 - European Theatre from 1945

DR671 - Puppet and Object Theatre

DR673 - Theatres of the Past 1: the Classics

DR674 - Performance and Art: Intermediality from Wagner to the Virtuals

DR594 - Popular Performance

DR609 - European Naturalist Theatre & Its Legacy

DR663 - Physical Theatre 1

DR681 - Theatres of the Past 2: The Moderns

DR682 - Theatre and Music

PL620 - Justice, Violence and the State

PL584 - Knowledge and Metaphysics: Descartes to Kant

PL588 - Metaphysics, Truth and Relativism

PL595 - Metaethics

PL596 - Philosophy of Medicine

PL599 - Wittgenstein

PL601 - Philosophy of Religion

PL602 - Philosophy of Language

PL604 - Advanced Topics in Mind and Langauge

PL605 - Logic

PL606 - Philosophy of Science

PL608 - Paradoxes

PL609 - Philosophy of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence

PL610 - Aesthetics

PL618 - Political Philosophy

PL625 - Continental Philosophy: Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

PL628 - Continental Philosophy: Subject, Identity and the Political

PL638 - Schopenhauer and Nietzsche

PL640 - Normative Ethics

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Year in industry

Three-year joint honours students can apply to spend a year or a term abroad studying at a university either in Europe or the USA.

Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

DR683 - Performing Philosophy

DR664 - Physical Theatre II

DR610 - Performing Lives: Theory & Practice of Autobiographical Theatre

DR676 - Introduction to Stand Up

DR678 - Creative Project

DR680 - Theatre & Adaptation

DR619 - Playwriting I: For Beginners

DR629 - Cultural Policies in the British Theatre

DR635 - Dance & Discourse: Dramaturgies of Moving Bodies

DR636 - The Shakespeare Effect

DR648 - Applied Theatre

DR659 - Performing Classical Texts

DR592 - New Directions

DR548 - Theatre & Journalism

PL641 - Normative Ethics

PL639 - Schopenhauer and Nietzsche

PL629 - Continental Philosophy: Subject , Identity and the Political

PL619 - Political Philosophy

PL621 - Justice, Violence and the State

PL624 - Continental Philosophy: Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

PL514 - Knowledge and Metaphysics: Descartes to Kant

PL526 - Aesthetics

PL552 - Metaphysics, Truth and Relativism

PL569 - Metaethics

PL570 - Philosophy of Medicine

PL573 - Wittgenstein

PL575 - Philosophy of Religion

PL576 - Philosophy of Language

PL578 - Advanced Topics in Mind and Language

PL579 - Logic

PL580 - Philosophy of Science

PL582 - Paradoxes

PL583 - Philosophy of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence


Home/EU students

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

Qualification / Typical offer/minimum requirement

A level

  • ABB
Access to HE Diploma
  • The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)
  • The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances.
International Baccalaureate
  • 34 points overall or 16 at HL
International students The University receives applications from over 140 different nationalities and consequently will consider applications from prospective students offering a wide range of international qualifications. Our International Development Office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.

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