Religious Studies and Drama

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 12.5k / Academic year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2022
StudyQA ranking:810 Duration:36 months

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Description

A Religious Studies and Drama joint honours degree offers you the opportunity to combine two complementary humanities subjects, as both drama and religion are mainstays of human cultural practice.

Studying Drama enables you to study a range of practical and theoretical modules, ranging from Greek theatre to stand-up comedy. University of Kent Drama students are taught by leading performance practitioners and lecturers from all around the world. Our range of industry-standard facilities includes 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.

Religious Studies at Kent allows you to study religion and modern culture in dynamic and original ways. You study in a vibrant department, which offers a range of modules, from biblical to Asian traditions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity, as well as cutting-edge methodology modules taught by scholars who are at the top of their field. These modules cover psychological, sociological, anthropological and philosophical methods.

The two subjects in combination enables you to see how the two subjects relate to all areas of society, how the themes of religion add pathos to drama, and how dramatic productions represent religion. Both subjects areas cross discipline boundaries, consider all time periods and influences from different countries, combining to give you insights into the modern world.

Independent rankings

Religious Studies at Kent was ranked 5th in the UK in the most recent National Student Survey (2014), with 96% student satisfaction.

In the National Student Survey 2013, 91% of Drama students at Kent were satisfied with their course. And Drama at Kent was ranked 6th in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2014.

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
Credits Total Kent credits: 360
Duration full-time 36 months Partnership Joint Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

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

TH331 - Introduction to Hinduism & Buddhism

TH334 - Religion and Sex

TH340 - Gods of the Desert: Judaism and Islam

TH341 - What is Religion?

TH342 - Religion in the Contemporary World

TH345 - From: Eden To The End of The World: An Introduction to The Bible

TH346 - Introduction to Asian Traditions

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

DR594 - Popular Performance

DR609 - European Naturalist Theatre & Its Legacy

DR663 - Physical Theatre 1

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

DR681 - Theatres of the Past 2: The Moderns

DR682 - Theatre and Music

TH570 - I:Religion and Film

TH571 - I:Death of God ? :Christianity and the Modern World

TH618 - Continental Philosophy of Religion

TH620 - Anthropology of Religion

TH624 - Indian Philosophy of Religion

TH594 - Christianity and Ethics

TH598 - Issues in Religious Studies

TH601 - Hindu Religious Thought

TH606 - William James: Philosopher, Psychologist and Scholar of Religion

TH608 - Sociology of Religion

TH611 - The Sacred in Contemporary Society

TH626 - Gods and Government from the Roman Empire to Tony Blair

TH628 - Gods and Government from the Roman Empire to Tony Blair

TH630 - Comparative Literature and Religion of Biblical Worlds

TH632 - Comparative Literature and Religion of Biblical Worlds

TH634 - Mahåyåna Buddhism: The Foundations

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Year abroad

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

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

DR664 - Physical Theatre II

DR610 - Performing Lives: Theory & Practice of Autobiographical Theatre

TH635 - Mahåyåna Buddhism: The Foundations

TH633 - Comparative Literature and Religion of Biblical Worlds

TH631 - Comparative Literature and Religion of Biblical Worlds

TH629 - Gods and Government from the Roman Empire to Tony Blair

TH627 - Gods and Government from the Roman Empire to Tony Blair

TH612 - The Sacred in Contemporary Society

TH617 - Continental Philosophy of Religion

TH607 - William James: Philosopher, Psychologist and Scholar of Religion

TH625 - Indian Philosophy of Religion

TH621 - Anthropology of Religion

TH619 - Religious Studies and Philosophy in the Classroom

TH574 - H:Religion and Film

TH575 - H:Death of God ? :Christianity and the Modern World

TH577 - Christianity and Ethics

TH515 - Theology and Religious Studies Dissertation

TH553 - Issues in Religious Studies

TH555 - Hindu Religious Thought

TH558 - Sociology of Religion

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.

Requirements

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: BBB
  • 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 15 points at HL including Theatre 5 at HL or 6 at SL (where taken)

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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