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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Drama
Student score
71% LOW
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£15k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

General studies is not normally accepted.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

You will also require GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above (for pre-2017 GCSEs, grade 4 equates to C grade). We also accept alternative qualifications including: * BTEC/National Diploma * International Baccalaureate * Scottish Highers * Irish Highers.

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


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


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

Drama at Greenwich offers a rich and supportive environment to study the practice and theory of theatre. We acknowledge the diverse contexts in which drama occurs and the creative challenges it inspires. We have excellent facilities including our own Bathway theatre site, a 100 seat capacity, fully equipped theatre as well as 6 studios spaces for teaching and rehearsal. Modules range widely from contemporary performance skills to historical and modern dramatic literature. Specific performance practices such as applied drama, physical theatre and performance making are embedded in the programme, with other options available including playwriting. All courses combine theory and practice, and provide students with opportunities to develop their performance skills, improve their writing and public speaking, acquire technical expertise and experiment with new approaches to theatre performance and research. Students engage in theatre-making as performers, writers, stage technicians and directors throughout their degree. Ranking According to the National Student Survey 2015: 91% of our students agree that they received sufficient support from staff; 91% of student said that staff were good at explaining things; 95% of students said that staff made the subject interesting; 95% of students were satisfied overall with the programme. According to the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 88% of students were in work or further study six months after graduation. Personal and professional development Drama improves skills in communication, self-discipline, research and creative teamwork - all qualities increasingly valued by employers in many fields. Outcomes The aims of the programme are: To further students' understanding of drama within social, historical and cultural contexts through practice, research and experience; To encourage critical and creative engagement with the history and theory of theatre to enhance understanding of contemporary theatre environments and practices; To advance knowledge of a range of theatre practitioners and specific performance practices and encourage reflection on the inter-relationship of theory and practice; To encourage collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to performance research and performance making; To prepare students for the application of their skills and knowledge in professional environments through public performance and community engagement; To develop transferable skills, including presentation and articulation, analysis and critical reading, research, bibliographic construction, word processing, project management, collaboration and community liaison. To read one of our student's experience on the BA (Hons) Drama course, please click here: http://www.gre.ac.uk/ach/study/llt/experience/a-directors-story


University of Greenwich

Students on Greenwich campus

The University of Greenwich offers students a chance to study at a choice of incredible locations on London’s doorstep. With a campus on a recognised World Heritage Site and our modern facilities in the new award–winning £76 million Stockwell Street development in the heart of Greenwich, open playing fields setting in Avery Hill in Eltham and the easily commutable Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime – the University of Greenwich has many advantages. And that’s without mentioning all the teaching, programmes, diversity, buzz and employment opportunities on offer.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 76%
Student score 71% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
72% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
330 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
95% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
22% 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 £15k LOW
Graduates who are sales related occupations


Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Drama is a very popular degree subject — in 2015, over 5,000 degrees were awarded to UK graduates. With so many graduates around, jobs in acting are very sought-after and often gained through personal contacts, or through your careers service so be prepared to practise your people skills and to make full use of your university facilities. But there are lots of roles in the arts for drama graduates, in direction, production, audio-visual, set and clothing design 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 — one in ten drama graduates last year had more than one job on the go at once after six months. And starting salaries are not the best - but nevertheless the large majority of drama graduates going into acting still felt that it was just the job for them regardless of pay.
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