Drama (Hons), B.A. | Queen Margaret University | Musselburgh, United Kingdom
36 months
7000 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Are you passionate about theatre? See yourself as a future director, performer, playwright, deviser, stage manager, scenographer, workshop leader or producer? The exciting and innovative mix of theoretical and practical modules in the Drama (Hons) degree from Queen Margaret University will enable you to try out all of these roles and then focus on your career aspirations.


What is theatre? Why did it develop? What role does it play in society? To have a successful career in the theatre, you need to understand its historical context, techniques and craft. On this Drama (Hons) degree from Queen Margaret University you will learn the collaborative skills and process involved in creating and staging plays, and will experiment with key contemporary performance practices.

What you'll learn

You will explore all aspects of theatre front and back stage, including the audience. Who are they? (they may not be like you!) What do they want from a performance? How can you reach your audience? We challenge conventional assumptions of what the performing arts can be and who they are for, from both a practitioner and audience perspective.

You will engage with a vibrant diversity of practical and theoretical approaches that balance practice, history, research, critical thinking and employability skills. Whether you intend to be a theatre maker, scholar or teacher, the course will guide you in the development of your creative and critical prowess while providing very distinct routes into the professional world.

Creative entrepreneurship and employability is something we are passionate about and it is embedded throughout our course. Many of our students have formed their own theatre companies and are supported by QMU as they set up their businesses, including the chance to be located in our graduate start-up space called the BIZ. The world’s largest arts festival happens right here in Edinburgh and many students successfully perform, produce or get involved in the Festival Fringe.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Play and Performance
  • The Origins of Theatre
  • Analysing Texts and Performance
  • Performance Practices
  • Theatre of Ideas and the Stage (From Romanticism to Theatre of Absurd)
  • Making Theatre

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Scottish Higher: Standard: AABB, Minimum: BBB
  • A Level: BBB
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H3 H3 H3 H3
  • International Baccalaureate: 30 points
  • International: IELTS of 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5
  • Required subjects: English and/or Drama at Higher/ A Level preferred. English required and Maths preferred at Nat 5/GCSE.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 36 months.

RUK+: £9,250/year


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