English, Drama & Film

English, Drama & Film

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: July 1
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: €50
Intakes: September
International tuition: €19,900
Domestic tuition: €5,880

Program overview

You will study theories, histories, forms and genres of literature, drama, film and media culture from the medieval period to the contemporary moment. There is a wide range of modules available to you from across all three subject areas – English, Drama, and Film – allowing you to find and follow your own interests through the programme. In addition, there are dedicated transdisciplinary modules which focus specifically on the intersections between film, literature, drama, and media texts and cultures. You will develop your critical skills via a range of teaching modes (lecture, tutorial, seminar, research supervision), through collaborative and peer learning, and independent, self-directed scholarship. UCD is the leading centre for Arts & Humanities in Ireland. We are home to a worldrenowned community of more than 200 academics and researchers who will help you acquire expertise in your subjects of choice. We provide a first-class education across 27 different subjects, which can be studied through three distinct BA degree courses: Joint Honours, Humanities and Modern Languages. We are ranked 49th in the world for English Language and Literature, and in the top 100 universities for History (QS World Rankings 2019). Our students develop a rich variety of portable skills and in-depth knowledge to become experts in research, critical thinking, evaluation, problem solving and decision making. Our alumni play a vital role in Irish intellectual, cultural and business life, and work in senior roles across a full spectrum of industries including education, media, government, the arts, and, increasingly, in Dublin’s thriving global technology and financial sectors.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus



  • Duolingo English Test
Cambridge A Level: At least three subjects at A Level Grade C and three other subjects at GCSE Level Grade C. International Baccalaureate: 24 or more total points and the award of the IB Diploma. If you are presenting the Irish school leaving certificate you are required to have attained a H7/O6 in English. If you are studying in another education system you are required to show equivalent competency in English either through your school leaving examination or matriculation examination or by achieving the minimum standard in a recognised English language test. For students affected by testing centre closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved, temporarily, the use of the Duolingo Test of English (DET) for the 2020 intake. A DET score of 110 will be accepted as an equivalent for IELTS overall score of 6.5, and DET score of 120 will be accepted as an equivalent for IELTS overall score of 7.0.

Career opportunities

Graduates of UCD School of English, Drama and Film have found employment as writers, dramatists, and filmmakers, and in areas such as journalism, broadcasting, cultural agencies and industries, research and administration, education, and advertising and public relations. There is a wide range of MA Programmes available from UCD School of English, Drama and Film, as well as opportunities for MPhil and PhD study. MA programmes include: Literature and Culture Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama Creative Writing Theatre Practice Drama and Performance Studies Writing for Theatre Film Studies.

Campus location

Dublin , Ireland

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