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Welcome to New Students 2017

Welcome to the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London.


Welcome Week

View a schedule of Welcome Week events here

If you’re starting a joint degree, check the website of your other School for information about their Welcome Week events:


Summer Preparation

For suggestions about some reading you can do before you join us (and if you need to buy any books) please click your subject area below:

Some modules will also have free module packs that you can collect when you start.


Term Dates and Provisional Timetable

Welcome Week runs from Monday 18 September to Friday 22 September 2017.
Teaching begins on the week commencing Monday 25 September 2017.

Semester 1

  • 18 September – 15 December 2017
  • Teaching starts 25 September 2017

Semester 2

  • 8 January – 29 March 2018
  • Bank holidays: 30 March and 2 April 2018

Semester 3 – revision week

  • 23 April – 27 April 2018

Semester 3 – examination period

  • 30 April – 8 June 2018
  • Bank holidays: 7 and 28 May 2018


What and When is Reading Week?

There’s a Reading Week in Semester 1 and Semester 2. It’s a chance for you to catch up on your reading and assignments. In 2017-2018, Reading Weeks are as follows:

Semester 1: 6 November – 10 November 2017
Semester 2: 19 February – 23 February 2018


Teaching Timetable

You’ll be able to get your timetable online once you’ve enrolled.

Module Choices

If you’re starting one of the following degrees you can choose an optional module in your first year. To select which one you want to take, complete this form by Monday 11 September.

  • QV31 English and History
  • QQ13 English Literature and Linguistics
  • QW36 English and Film Studies
  • English and a language (French, German, Hispanic Studies, Russian)

If you’re starting one of the following degrees, all your first year English or Drama modules are compulsory:

  • Q300 English
  • QW11 English with Creative Writing
  • QW34 English and Drama

If you’re starting any of the following, all your Drama modules are compulsory:

  • W400 Drama
  • WW46 Film Studies and Drama
  • Drama and a language (French, German, Hispanic Studies, Russian)

Make sure you visit the website of your other Department or School: School of History, School of Languages, Linguistics and Film about optional modules in your other subject and how to select them.


Can we help?

If you have any questions about starting your degree in the School of English and Drama, please do get in touch:

Visit us: School of English and Drama Main Office, 3rd floor, ArtsOne Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End, London E4 (map link)
Email the team: sed-information@qmul.ac.uk
Tweet: @QMULsed

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