There's a great dynamic between students and staff on this course. My tutors genuinely cared when I told them I'd got a job in my field. I got texts and emails congratulating me!


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    Whether you love taking centre stage or prefer directing from behind the scenes, our Drama course will give you a rewarding experience.

    You’ll explore drama and theatre as a practical and academic discipline. Our lectures, seminars, workshops and productions will give you valuable experience in a variety of acting techniques, as well as directing, theatre for community and contemporary devising styles. 

    We’re always thinking about your career after university. Specialised modules prepare you for work in the creative sector. You’ll also have the chance to work with professional theatre companies.

    Why Study Drama?

    Our course offers you exciting opportunities to develop practical, directorial, creative and intellectual skills in the contemporary world of drama and theatre.

    You'll learn how to captivate an audience through dynamic acting and performance techniques, and you'll have opportunities to explore creative ways of staging texts and making performances in the studio, outdoor sites and digital platforms.  

      All about the course

      This course offers you an exploration of drama and theatre as a practical and academic discipline, gaining valuable experience and skills in a variety of acting techniques as well as directing, theatre for community and contemporary devising styles. You'll develop these skills through workshops, productions, and seminars and you'll be encouraged to see as much drama as possible on stage and screen. 

      Students on this course benefit from trips, workshops and opportunities to work with professional companies.

      Entry requirements

      Qualification type


      A Levels BCC
      BTEC DMM
      Access 6 Distinctions and 39 Merits
      International Baccalaureate 28 Points
      Combinations A combination of qualifications totalling 104 -112 UCAS points

      For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course, please click here to visit our dedicated web page.

      More information about entry requirements.

      UCAS Points

      Module information

      Please note that the list of optional modules and their availability may be subject to change. We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. Modules will vary when studied in combination with another subject.

      Core/optional modules

      How you’ll learn

      You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical workshops and will have access to a range of online and other library resources.

      Throughout the course, you'll develop essential employability and enterprise skills by responding to briefs, putting your learning into practice and learning from professionals in masterclasses and workshops. 

      All courses are informed by the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy 2015-2022.

      93% of our Drama students were satisfied with the academic support on their course.

      National Student Survey 2021


      When not attending lectures, seminars, workshops or other timetabled sessions you will continue learning through self-study. Typically, this involves undertaking research in the library, working on group projects with peers, and preparing for coursework assignments, workshops and seminars. Your module tutor will direct you towards specific readings and/or activities to complete before class. You will be often expected to work in study groups to enhance a peer-learning and collaborative environment.

      The Performance Research module in Year 3 will enable you to undertake independent research working under the supervision of a member of the course team.

      Your actual contact hours will depend on the optional modules you select but you will normally have between 12-14 contact hours per week in lectures, seminars, and workshops. In addition, you'll meet with your Personal Academic Tutor on a regular basis to receive pastoral and study skill support. There will be other, extra-curricular theatre activities to attend that will support and enhance your learning.

      For every 20 credit module there is 50 hours of contact time and it is expected that there will be 150 hours of additional study time to undertake directed tasks, readings, rehearsals, research and assignments.

      Our Drama team comprises highly qualified academics who have a range of expertise and experience as performers, directors, applied theatre practitioners and theatre researchers.

      Our permanent staff are research-active and have experience in delivering research-led teaching. They are at the level of Senior Lecturer.

      You will work with an experienced and friendly teaching team and will build your confidence in practising a range of theatrical styles from Actor and Verse to Postdramatic Devising.

      Dr Marissia FragkouDrama, Course Director

      National Student Survey 2021

      of our Drama students were satisfied with the academic support.

      How you’ll be assessed

      You will be assessed through a variety of practical and written assessments. 

      The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally contains 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor.

      There are also formal or 'summative' assessments including a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reflections, proposals, portfolios, performances, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark and even though you may sometimes work in a group, all students receive a differentiated, individual, summative mark.


      You will receive feedback on all assessments.

      Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.

      There are target setting opportunities regarding assessments and feedback facilitated by your personal academic tutor (PAT).

      We aim to provide you with feedback within and 15 working days of hand-in or performance date.

      Your future career

      We equip our graduates to tackle diverse roles in a wide range of professions including contemporary theatre making, acting, directing, applied drama, as well as pursuing postgraduate study in drama/theatre or a related field. Our graduates will also possess a range of transferable skills gained on the course which are highly valued and sought after for work in fields other than drama and the arts.

      I left feeling ready for professional life, with a portfolio, a network of friends, a clear idea of what I wanted to do and the things I wanted to make.


      National Student Survey 2021

      of our Drama students were satisfied with the teaching on their course.

      Combined honours

      Combined UCAS Codes

      We constantly assess our curriculum to ensure students have the best possible study experience and this means our course combinations are subject to change. If you are interested in a particular combination please contact our friendly course enquiry team to discuss your choice.

      Creative & Professional Writing WW84
      Film, Radio and Television WP43
      Psychology WC48

      Combined Honours explained.



      The 2022/23 annual tuition fees for this course are:

        UK** Overseas***
      Full-time £9,250 £14,500
      Part-time £4,625 £7,250

      Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

      Please read the 2022/23 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2022/23 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

      **Home (UK) Fees

      The fees above are for the 2022/23 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2022/23.

      In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website.

      ***Overseas Fees (including EU fees):

      Undergraduate Overseas tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees.

      Students with an Overseas fee status will be eligible for an International student Scholarship fee discount of £1,500, which will be applied to all Full-time Undergraduate courses with a tuition fee of £14,500.

      Students with an EU fee status will be eligible for the EEA Transition Scholarship. Further details can be found here:

      Diamond Jubilee Scholarships and Bursaries

      To celebrate 60 years of transforming lives through education new cash bursary and scholarship opportunities are available for students starting a degree in September 2022. See full details.

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