Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is a world-renowned drama institution offering 14 specialist postgraduate degrees within the area of drama and theatre. All subjects are available as MAs with eight also available as two-year MFAs. Central provides intense, industry-focused training within first class facilities at their Swiss Cottage campus.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

406 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 84%
  • Part Time 16%


  • UK 54%
  • EU 13%
  • Other 33%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 20 340 360
Creative Writing 0 30 30
Music 0 10 10
Education 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

Bursaries and Scholarships

Central offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that cover a large number of degree programmes. Awards include:

  • Embassy Postgraduate Scholarship: £2,000–5,000 awarded on the combination of merit, with ability shown in students' application forms or at interview/audition, and financial hardship. All applicants holding an offer for an MA or MFA course will be invited to apply.