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Education and Drama

Entry requirements


We welcome applications from students who are completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma. We normally look for applicants to have studied a course that is in a similar subject and offers are usually made in line with our published tariff point range.

T Level

P

A 'Pass (C or above on the core)' in a T Level is accepted for entry to this course

UCAS Tariff

96-112

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Education studies

Drama

- Education and Drama achieved 96% overall satisfaction as rated by final-year undergraduate students in the 2019 National Student Survey

- Explore the use of drama and education as tools for social change

- Engage with cutting-edge research and practice in both disciplines

- Discover exciting possibilities for combining learning and storytelling

Both the theatre and the classroom are captivating spaces, where minds are engaged and ideas challenged. On our Education and Drama course you examine these concepts in detail, debating politics and philosophies of education, exploring different approaches to staging and devising theatre, and discussing how both education and theatre operate in contemporary society in light of their complex cultural histories.

You explore the ways in which drama can be used to enhance learning and break down barriers, and how education addresses topics such as gender, representation, truth, power, and citizenship. The breadth of this course offers opportunities to engage with society’s important discussions around the purpose and value of education, and the place of drama in the 21st century.

In Year 1, you discover a wide range of educational themes, concepts, ideas and issues in the Educators module, together with an introduction to academic writing and practice in Literacies in Higher Education. In Drama, core modules include Theatre Histories and Making, in which you explore drama in the context of its history and politics and the ways in which texts and performances are viewed and interpreted. You will also undertake Performance Analysis and Critical Viewing.

In Years 2 and 3, Education Studies modules such as Education: Social and Political Thought develop your knowledge of a variety of educational theories and perspectives which you use as tools for critical analysis and practical application. Drama modules extend your practical and critical skills in exploring an Artist Specialism, Ways of Seeing, Ways of Working, and more.

In the final-year Group Project, you have the opportunity to create small companies to make a major performance or develop an applied theatre-in-education project, or focus on performance analysis more theoretically. You can choose to write a dissertation focused on education, or one applied to drama – either theoretical or hands-on practice. Optional modules further allow you to develop critical understanding of education from more specific angles, such as philosophy, culture, disability studies, film, and more.

The variation of assessments and modules in this combination ensures the development of a range of transferable skills including clear communication and presentation skills and analytical thinking.

Modules

Please see the single honours course pages for modular structure. Usually combined honours study two modules from each subject to make up the four modules per semester (2 semesters) (8 modules per year.) These two modules are usually comprised of the core modules in 1st year and then core and optional modules in 2nd and 3rd year. You will find course specific leaflets as a PDF on our website, these give further details of modular structure for combined and single honours. It is normally possible to transfer to a single honours programme at the end of Year 1.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Winchester

Department:

Department of Education Studies and Liberal Arts

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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%
med
Education studies
82%
med
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.

Education

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

91%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

Drama

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

74%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
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?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

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.

Academic studies in education

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
57%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

51%
Childcare and related personal services
12%
Teaching and educational professionals
5%
Other elementary services occupations

When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.

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.

£16,258
med
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
51%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Other elementary services occupations
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
14%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

What about your long term prospects?

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

Education and teaching

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

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

£23k

£23k

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.

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.

£12k

£12k

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

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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