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.

Postgraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

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.