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University of Kent

Drama and Classical and Archaeological Studies

UCAS Code: QW84
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Classical studies
  • Drama
Student score
82% MED
83% MED
% employed or in further study
93% MED
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£17k LOW
£16.6k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Grades BBB in three A levels required.

Scottish Highers
AAABB

Grades AAABB from five higher subjects required

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBB

Grades BBB in three advanced highers required.

BTEC Diploma
MDD

BTEC Certificate
DD

BTEC Award
D

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

International Baccalaureate
34

34 overall OR 15 points at higher level INCLUDING English higher A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 or English standard A1/A2/B at 5/6/6

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

100%

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

Classical & Archaeological Studies is very interdisciplinary in nature making it an ideal joint honours subject. The heritage of the Classical world is very important in Drama, with modern theatre still influenced by the ancient dramatists, and placing the study of Classical texts and material evidence within these wider perspectives can be very rewarding. The great strength of Classical & Archaeological Studies is the varied range of subjects it includes â?? literature, mythology, drama, archaeology, art and architecture, history, languages and philosophy â?? and the way they all connect in the study of ancient civilisations, including those of Egypt, Greece, Rome and their neighbours. At Kent, you also have the opportunity to learn Latin or Ancient Greek, which are taught at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. University of Kent Drama students are taught by leading performance practitioners and lecturers from all around the world with industry-standard facilities.

Modules

Stage 1: Modern theatre; theatre practice; 60 credits from: archaeology and archaeologists; Atlantis: the history of a legend and the invention of utopias; Greek democracy and empire; Greek drama; introduction to Aegean archaeology; introduction to archaeology; introduction to historical archaeology; the last century of the Roman republic; literature in the age of Augustus; the age of Stonehenge: an introduction to prehistoric studies. Stages 2-3: Extended essay; special subject; 90 credits from chosen pathway of classical literature and culture or ancient history or archaeology; options.

University of Kent

Students relax

Kent provides a wealth of European and international opportunities for study, work and travel, a stimulating and effective learning community that focuses on the individual and excellent research-led teaching. The main Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of park land half-an-hour's walk from the city centre, surrounded by green open spaces, fields and woods.

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

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 83%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

78%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

69%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

77%

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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
43% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
298 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
95% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 93% MED
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Graduates who are other administrative occupations

7%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

4%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Around 1,150 graduates received classics degrees in 2012 and more than a quarter of those went on to further study, usually a Masters, and often in a different subject such as law, history or archaeology. Those who did go into work tended to find jobs in London or the South East, and be working in education, marketing and advertising or the finance industry. Personal contacts were particularly important for these graduates in finding their first job, so good networks may help your job search when the time comes.
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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 90%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

75%

Feedback on work has been helpful

76%

Feedback on work has been prompt

76%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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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
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
71% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
360 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 98% MED
Average graduate salary £16.6k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

7%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

17%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

14%

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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