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French/Drama and Theatre

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-B,C,C

To include B in A-level French (unless to be studied as a beginner).

Pass in Access qualification in a relevant subject with Merit in 50% of units at level 3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30-28

To include 5 points in French at Higher Level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM-DMM

To include B in A-level French (unless to be studied as a beginner).

UCAS Tariff

120-104

To include B in A-level French (unless to be studied as a beginner).

Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with time abroad | 2022

Subjects

Theatre studies

French studies

Drama

In choosing to study Joint Honours French/Drama and Theatre at Aberystwyth University you’ll immerse yourself in a rigorous and challenging discipline combining both practical and theoretical elements. In Drama and Theatre you will look through and beyond historic and established forms to explore what drama, theatre and performance can be now and in the future. Combining your studies with French language will further enhance your employability. This course accommodates beginners and advanced French speakers, and involves spending a year abroad in France or another French-speaking country in your third year to encourage and further develop your linguistic skills. On this degree programme you’ll have the opportunity to encounter a wide range of critical and creative forms and practices and develop your capacity as an independent theatre-maker, thinker, scholar and linguist. The intellectual, practical and transferable skills acquired whilst studying French/Drama and Theatre will prepare you for a variety of careers within the creative arts, the public sector and beyond.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£14,300
per year
International
£14,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

Extra funding

Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Examination competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine that with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers/Estranged Students and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Aberystwyth)

Department:

Department of Modern Languages

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

91%
high
Theatre studies
90%
high
French studies
91%
high
Drama

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

82%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

French studies

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
67%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

67%
Library resources
61%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
72%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Teaching and educational professionals
6%
Customer service occupations

Languages and area studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
78%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Teaching and educational professionals
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

Drama

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
72%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Teaching and educational professionals
6%
Customer service occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Performing arts

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Languages and area studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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