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Ulster University

Drama with Irish

UCAS Code: W4Q5

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

To include grade C in Irish. If you do not meet the requirement for a qualification in Irish, please contact us and we can discuss how we might recognise your prior experience in the area in assessing your application. Applicants may satisfy the requirement for the final A level grade in the above grade profiles (C ) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University .

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

For Access qualifications validated by Ulster University or QUB the entry requirement is: An overall mark of 55% The Irish subject requirements must be satisfied from other qualifications. If you do not meet the requirement for a qualification in Irish, please contact us and we can discuss how we might recognise your prior experience in the area in assessing your application.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

For full-time study, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold a GCSE pass at Grade C/4 or above English Language. Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills - Communication will be accepted as equivalent to GCSE English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Overall International Baccalaureate profile minimum of: 24 points to include 12 at higher level The Irish subject requirements must be satisfied from other qualifications. If you do not meet the requirement for a qualification in Irish, please contact us and we can discuss how we might recognise your prior experience in the area in assessing your application.

96 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of four subjects at Higher Level and one at Ordinary Level, including grade H4 in Irish and English at O4/H6 or above. If you do not meet the requirement for a qualification in Irish, please contact us and we can discuss how we might recognise your prior experience in the area in assessing your application.

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

MMM

If completing a QCF National Extended Diploma (2012) the requirements are DMM. The subject requirements for Irish must be satisfied by other qualifications. If you do not meet the requirement for a qualification in Irish, please contact us and we can discuss how we might recognise your prior experience in the area in assessing your application.

Scottish Advanced Higher

D,D,D

Applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - Grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University. The Irish subject requirements must be satisfied by other qualifications. If you do not meet the requirement for a qualification in Irish, please contact us and we can discuss how we might recognise your prior experience in the area in assessing your application.

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,C

Applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - Grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University. The Irish subject requirements must be satisfied by other qualifications. If you do not meet the requirement for a qualification in Irish, please contact us and we can discuss how we might recognise your prior experience in the area in assessing your application.

UCAS Tariff

96-105

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Drama

Irish language

Study Drama with Irish at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

Drama in the School of Creative Arts and Technologies provides an exciting and challenging programme with an emphasis on contemporary performance practices. Our approach to teaching and learning integrates theories and practices of performance in order to extend our understanding of Drama as an art form in its social, political and cultural contexts.

Our expert lecturing staff are internationally-recognised researchers with a range of industry-related experience. Students are able to take advantage of our nationally-acknowledged teaching expertise and will have opportunities to extend their experience of contemporary performance practices through contact with part time staff and key visiting lecturers. The Drama programmes benefit from extensive links with theatre practitioners and key Irish theatre companies, who use our spaces for performances and delivering practice-based workshops.

Drama allows students to learn in a rigorous and stimulating environment where they are encouraged to develop essential skills as thinking creative practitioners.

The University offers a comprehensive range of programmes in Irish in both part-time and full-time mode at a number of centres which serve a diverse constituency of students. The breadth of Irish language provision at Ulster and the practice amongst staff and students of the School of Irish Language and Literature of using Irish as a primary medium of communication reflects the University’s strong commitment to cultural and linguistic diversity within Northern Ireland.

Magee’s proximity to the Donegal Gaeltacht enhances its attractiveness as a base for studying Irish and Irish society. Language courses organised by Irish Studies staff in the Donegal Gaeltacht are an ideal chance to spend time with native speakers and increase your fluency and awareness of Gaeltacht life and culture. Students can opt to carry out research for their final-year sociological dissertations in Irish-speaking social contexts, such as in the Gaeltacht.

Ulster University is the largest provider of Irish at third level in Northern Ireland and you will find that students and staff on the Irish modules are only too willing to speak Irish with you at every opportunity.

Students study 2 modules per year enhancing oral and written fluency in contemporary Irish, exploring the place of the language in areas of Irish society such as education, the media and the legal system, and examining the role of the Irish language in Irish concepts of identity.Taking Irish as a minor will allow you to develop core language skills in our Irish Language and Culture modules while affording you the opportunity to sample a range of genres from the Irish literary tradition in our Irish literature offerings. You will not only acquire communicative skills but you will learn important analytical techniques and the capacity to form coherent arguments in both spoken and written form. A minor in Irish comprises of two from the total of six modules you complete per year (students take three modules in total each semester). These draw on extensive staff expertise and internationally-recognised research.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,530
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Magee, Londonderry

Department:

School of Arts and Humanities

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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.

90%
med
Drama
88%
low
Irish language

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

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

95%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
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?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

Others in celtic studies

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

72%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
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?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
D

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.

Performing arts

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.

£13,000
low
Average annual salary
82%
low
Employed or in further education
28%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Other elementary services occupations
21%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Customer service occupations

English 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.

£15,000
low
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
36%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
15%
Other elementary services occupations
14%
Childcare and related personal services

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