Performance (Hons), Bachelor | Queen Margaret University | Musselburgh, United Kingdom
24 months
7000 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
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Focusing on practice, this two-year Performance (Hons) course from Queen Margaret University offers students the knowledge and skills to make innovative, relevant and engaging new work for contemporary audiences and communities.


The Performance (Hons) programme from Queen Margaret University aims to develop students knowledge of the field of performance when equipping them with the practical skills that are essential for developing a career in this sector. It is a two-year programme is intended for Direct Entry to Year Three.

What you'll learn

The BA (Hons) Performance award offers a new articulation route for students who have already achieved an HND in Acting and Performance. Building on the performance modules that we successfully deliver on our Drama programme, it provides a tailored route to a degree level qualification for those students who find they learn best through the physical exploration of the subject. 

Focusing on the breadth of forms that performance can take, the programme will be of interest to those who wish to explore the potential of performance beyond the conventional modes and spaces with which it is most traditionally associated.

Teaching on the programme is comprised of a combination of workshops, lectures, seminars, tutorials, case studies, demonstrations, simulation exercises, embedded skills training, field trips and projects. The methods used vary from module to module. Students’ performance is assessed through a variety of methods including performances, presentations, essays, reports, reflective portfolios, group work exercises, and a practical dissertation or project.


This course is particularly suited to those who wish to pursue a career through applied performance practice (education, community outreach, independent performance and work). For those interested in pursuing a career as a professional actor, we would instead recommend our Acting and Performance course.

Employability is built into the course through modules like Creative Practice and Enterprise, as well as through the practical skills taught to students and the transferable skills of research, communication and independent learning that are delivered across the curriculum. Students are encouraged to liaise with QMU’s careers service to identify further opportunities for professional and personal development.

During the course, students are introduced to the on-campus Business Gateway and Business Innovation Zone (BIZ). The BIZ provides business incubation space for any student or graduate led start-up companies. 

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Contemporary Scottish Theatre in Context
  • Devising Practices/Drama in Education*
  • Performance Project
  • Designing a Research Project
  • Optional module
  • Creative Practice & Enterprise

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




240 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

  • HND in Acting and Performance OR Musical Theatre OR Performing Arts with CB in the graded unit
  • Successful completion of years one and two of a undergraduate performing arts degree in a relevant subject area
  • International: IELTS of 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 24 months.

RUK+: £9,250/year


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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