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Oxford Brookes University

Drama and Japanese Studies

UCAS Code: WT42
BA/BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Japanese studies
  • Drama
Student score
81% HIGH
82% MED
% employed or in further study
90% MED
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£16.5k LOW
£16.3k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This is a combined honours course, where you study Drama alongside Japanese Studies. At Brookes, we harness studentsâ?? passion for drama. You have the opportunity to perform in a range of dramas and plays, study the history of English theatre from the medieval period to the present and develop as a critical thinker and practitioner. You engage with key historical and critical questions about the theatre and performance. What did it mean to perform in 1600? Why does Victorian melodrama contain characters and plots suitable for Hollywood blockbusters? Japan is a fascinating, complex and vibrant country with the third largest economy in the world. Think sushi, sumo, Sony, Shinto, Toyota, karaoke, kabuki, karate and manga. If you would like to explore Japanese society and language, this course is for you. Our course combines language modules with the study of specific aspects of society and culture, taught by specialists in the field.

Modules

Drama: Year 1: Approaches to Performance; Texts in Performance. Year 2 and 3: Theatre and Theory â?? Modern and Postmodern; British Theatre 1950-Present; Renaissance Tragedy and Comedy; Work Placement; People, Plays and Places; Spectacular Origins: Theatre, Medicine and Science; Final Production. Japanese Studies: Year 1: Introduction to Japanese Society and Culture; Japanese Reading and Writing I; Japanese 1A and 1B (beginners); or Japanese 2A and 2B (post-beginners); or Japanese 3A and 3B (post-beginners). Years 2 and 4: Japanese 2A and 2B or Japanese 3A and 3B; Japanese Reading and Writing II; Understanding Manga; The Making of Modern Japan; Contemporary Japanese Cinema; Japanese Religions; Japan at Play; Work and the Japanese; Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching; Japanese in a Business Context I and II; Advanced Japanese Reading and Translation; Minorities and Marginality, Class and Conflict in Japan; Japanese Cinema and Contemporary History; Japan: Myth and Reality; Tandem Language Learning; Japan through Contemporary Texts.

Oxford Brookes University

Undergraduate Centre

Set in a historic student city, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK's leading modern universities and enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation, as well as strong links with business and industry. Away from your studies, Oxford Brookes Students' Union has an agreement with the people behind O2 Academy venues to provide exclusive student entertainment in Oxford.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
22%
78%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

18%
82%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
15%
85%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

4%
83%
13%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 89%
Student score 81% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

63%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

82%

Feedback on work has been helpful

79%

Feedback on work has been prompt

86%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

94%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
11% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
55% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
330 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
60% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 90% MED
Average graduate salary £16.5k LOW
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

9%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

20%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
In 2012, fewer than 170 students graduated from the UK with degrees in Japanese, so anyone studying the subject will get a very rare qualification – so take that into consideration when drawing conclusions from the data above. There does appear to be a higher than usual unemployment rate after six months, but this is more to do with the very small number of graduates than any lack of demand for the degree. Nearly one in five of graduates went to work abroad, and those working in the UK tended to be in London. Employers rate graduates who have more than one language, but you'll need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

79%

Feedback on work has been prompt

50%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

100%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
11% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
63% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
331 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
16% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £16.3k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

16%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

15%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Drama is a very popular degree subject – in 2012, over 5,800 degrees were awarded to UK graduates. With so many graduates around, jobs in acting are very sought-after and often gained through personal contacts, so be prepared to practise your people skills. But there are lots of roles in the arts for drama graduates, in direction, production, design, journalism and PR. The skills taught by drama courses can be useful elsewhere – a lot of the economy can use people who can perform and present in front of others, and so drama graduates can be found in teaching, management, advertising, project and events organisation and community work. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' – having several part-time jobs or commissions at once – over one in ten drama graduates last year had more than one job on the go at once after six months.
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