Clearing at QMUL: Why join English, Drama and Creative Writing at Queen Mary?

Clearing Entry Requirements are BBB at A-level (equivalents vary please call us on +44(0)800 376 1800)

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Why you should join Queen Mary in Clearing?


‘Drama at Queen Mary has changed my perspective of what performance can be and the impact it has in a wider contexts.’ Emma Howes – Film and Drama Graduate

  • #2 in UK in Times Good University Guide 2022
  • Ranked #1 for Research in the UK (REF2021)
  • 2 studio theatres & 2 rehearsal rooms
  • 2 cinemas including BLOC our new research cinema & production suite
  • Dedicated technical team to help you make your ideas happen
  • Graduates go into successful careers including theatre makers, PR professionals and business owners


‘You have one of the greatest cities in the world on your doorstep and my friends and I made sure to take great advantage of it. London was our very own playground and that’s the way it should be. I’ve made some fantastic friends that have stayed in my life even after university, we simply haven’t left London yet. Two of my very close friends loved the social aspect of the city so much that they bought a pub in Mile End!’ Maximillion Chapman – English Graduate

  • World Top 50 in QS Rankings by Subject 2022
  • High employability rate – 92% graduates in employment or further study and 79% in highly skilled jobs (Graduate Outcomes Survey 19/20)
  • Over 60 specialist staff to help support you on your journey
  • Inclusive curriculum to broaden your horizons and innovative approaches help you develop transferable skills.
  • Access to Senate House Library in Bloomsbury, London’s cultural scene and events on campus.
  • Dedicated employability module, opportunities and societies to get professional experience while you study.

Creative Writing

‘My favourite thing is definitely the inclusivity on campus, there’s a huge diversity of people from across the world…There’s no better place to be I feel like. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve made.Mahima Tyagi, English with Creative Writing (2021)

  • Queen Mary is ranked #6 in the Times Good University Guide 2022 for Creative Writing and team of acclaimed writers teaches students.
  • Our progressive team includes Isabel Waidner whose queer fiction won the Goldsmiths New Fiction Prize in 2022, writing theorist and cultural critic Brian Dillon, Irish novelist Michael Hughes and renowned contemporary poet Nisha Ramayya. The curriculum is unique focusing on critical creative writing and non-fiction as well as traditional forms. Our inclusive modules include ‘Teaching Trans Lives’, ‘Creative Writing Advanced Poetry – The Poetics of Translation’, ‘Creative Writing Nonfiction: Illness and Experience’, ‘Writing and Performance’ and ‘Global Graphic Narratives’.
  • English and Creative Writing students cover a range of skills, techniques and writing styles from writing for performance to non-fiction. Students get careers support through a bespoke module ‘Creative Writing in the Professions’.
  • Students create their own portfolio of work and can work for student publications like PEACH magazine, which focuses on creative submissions, Wonderer – a literary journal and CUB magazine, an arts publication.

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