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Drama and Theatre Education - MA (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2018 Entry)

Designed to help develop your practical skills and theoretical knowledge of drama education, this MA is aimed at practitioners working in both schools and colleges, and community and educational theatre settings.

There is a balance between the study and practice of drama as a subject in schools and colleges, and the wider use of drama for personal and community purposes. Teaching is built around practical workshops, which give you hands-on experience of drama, as well as providing ideas and techniques for use in your own workplace.

A suite of modules unique to this course is designed to reflect current developments in education and a broad range of theatre and drama work. The course of study provides a planned and structured programme, which is sufficiently flexible to respond to the needs of a wide range of pedagogic and cultural contexts.

Core Module:
Although this is the only core module, the dissertation, there is a recommended structure of modules.
• Research Methods & Dissertation for Drama & Theatre Education

Optional Modules:
• Drama and Creative Learning
• Drama and Literacy
• The Role of Story in Drama and Theatre Education
• Drama and Theatre in Theory and Practice
Alternatively you can choose one option from our list of modules on the department website.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

All of the modules provide a balance between practical experience of a wide range of drama and theatre practices and a planned reading programme. The weekly sessions are built around practical workshops led by the programme tutors, invited guests, and students themselves. These workshop opportunities are designed to give students a hands-on experience of drama as well as methods and ideas for using drama and theatre in their own workplace.

Programmes within the Centre for Education Studies are assessed through a variety of methods depending on the module choices each student makes. 

Graduate Destinations:

You are encouraged to develop a career plan based on successful completion of the course. Students on the MA Drama and Theatre Education can expect to develop sufficient skills and theoretical understanding to gain successful employment as drama specialists in schools, theatre education workers, advisers and lecturers in drama, education officers or community drama workers.

Recent graduates from the MA have gained posts in drama and theatre education, become HE lecturers, gone on to train as teachers, or used the programme as a stepping stone to further study or promotion in their current workplace. A number of students have progressed onto doctoral study here at Warwick, sometimes with scholarships. Many students have also had work successfully published.

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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 2-5 years

Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language requirements

Band A


Centre for Education Studies

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £8,580 per year
Overseas: £17,750* per year

Home/EU: £1,430 per 30 CAT module
Overseas: £2,960 per 30 CAT module

*Standard university fees will be charged for Home students in 2018/19 and Overseas students are entitled to £1,550 bursary support in 2018/19 on the full Masters fee, pro-rated per 30 CATs. The overseas bursary support has been included in the fees shown.

Find out more about fees and funding.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.