BA (Hons) Education Studies and Drama

Education Studies and Drama offers students an opportunity to combine a deeper understanding of teaching and facilitation with the subject specific skills of Drama.

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BA (Hons) Education Studies and Drama at University of Winchester

UCAS code: WX43

Entry Requirements* 

Typical offer: 

2017 Entry: 96-112points 

*UCAS has changed the way they calculate the tariff for courses starting in September 2017. Find out more about the new tariff.

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

Degree duration: 

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

2017 Entry Full-time £9,250** p/a
Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,939.
Total Cost: £27,750** (3 years)

International Students

2017 Entry Full-time £11,600** p/a
Total Cost: £34,800** (3 years)

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Additional costs: 

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as text books and travel expenses, please click here

Other Information

Location: 

Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Pre-approved for a Masters:

University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible students must apply by the end of March in their final year and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.

Terms and Conditions

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here

**Indicative Fees for 2017/18 Home and EU students are £9,250 per year. Whilst the inflationary fee increases in tuition fees and student support loans have been announced by the Minister, they are still subject to formal parliamentary approval and the approval of The University of Winchester Board of Governors. International fees are still subject to approval from the University of Winchester Board of Governors.

Education Studies at Winchester specialises in looking at educational themes, ideas and practices in the widest possible sense through educational theories and philosophies. Students explore a range of contexts from the classroom and the learner's experience through to education as a lever for social and political change. Theoretical perspectives are drawn from themes which include gender, citizenship, representation, truth, power, childhood and inclusion.

Modern, philosophical, cultural, social, psychological and historical perspectives are all used as analytical tools to help examine educational debates and a wide variety of educational themes and concepts. Students interrogate the educational process as a whole and seek answers to questions about the purpose, value, misuse and difficulties of education and learning.

Complementing this, Drama has a contemporary focus but reviews the histories and traditions of theatre and performance, and interrogates what is meant by these in the twenty-first century. The extent to which drama is a tool for social change, and how it can be used within the educational system to enhance learning, can be explored.

Throughout the programme, students continually develop their critical thinking an emphasis on text-based approaches to staging and devising theatre, along with approaches to applied and community drama. Each approach is explored  in relation to various theories including theatre histories, social and cultural perspectives, major movements and theatre practitioners.

In Year 1, Drama modules offer students insight into the history of drama, the context in which dramatic production has taken place, how to make theatre, the political underpinning of texts and practices, and the ways in which texts and performances are viewed and interpreted. In Years 2 and 3, students extend their practical and critical skills emerging as independent learners.

Year 1

Core modules:

  • Theatre Histories 
  • Making
  • Reflections on Autobiography
  • Educators and Society
  • Educators and Schooling
  • Principles in Inclusive Education

Year 2

Core modules:

  • Education: Social and Political Thought 
  • Education: Social and Political Thought (2) 

Two optional modules from a choice of:

  • C20th Ghosts: Theatre, Time, Identities
  • Shakespeare and Ideology
  • Production Project
  • Popular Performance
  • Theatre and Cultural Difference
  • Controversy and Censorship
  • Theatre as Cultural Action 
  • Theatre-in-Education, and Drama-in-Education
  • Digital Performance
  • Puppetry and Object Manipulation 
  • Physical Theatres
  • Open Project 
  • Musical Theatre in the UK and USA
  • Immersive Performance
  • Contemporary Cultural Heritage
  • Transcultural Practices

OR

One optional module from the list above and two additional optional modules from:

  • Role of the Actor - Intermediate
  • Role of the Actor - Advanced
  • Writing for Performance 
  • Performance Criticism 

Year 3

Core modules:

  • Disserataion in Education Studies

or

  • Extended Independent Project in Drama

Optional modules:

  • Group Project; 
  • Group Project: Theatre as Cultural Action; 
  • Performance Now: Debates and Discourses; 
  • Performance Now: Advanced Research Practice; 
  • Creative Entrepreneurship and Production; 
  • Body Parts; 
  • Theatre Stories; 
  • Women, Autobiography and Performance; 
  • British Theatre 1945-2015; 
  • Volunteering

The University aims to shape 'confident learners' by enabling students to develop the skills to excel in their studies here and be transferable to further studies or the employment market. Staff and students form a community of learners who, together and independently, seek to generate and exchange knowledge. Over the duration of the course, students develop independent and critical learning, building confidence and expertise progressively through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving, and analysis with the support of staff. Students take responsibility for their own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time (i.e. lectures, seminars etc), students are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, personal tutors and the wide range of services to students within the University.

Programme Leader

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Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures library 

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Graduates work as teachers, education officers in theatres and venues or as practitioners working in theatre, Theatre-in-Education, community drama, applied contexts and drama therapy.

For more information about graduate employment visit From Freshers to Future - what will yours be? 

Employability 

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) record collects information about what those completing university go on to do six months after graduation. The Careers Service undertakes DLHE on an annual basis through surveys and a data collection process. DLHE is designed and strictly controlled by HESA.

While DLHE provides accurate information about first destinations, this data needs to be viewed with some degree of care. Six months after leaving university is often a time of much uncertainty and change for leavers; many will be unsure of their long-term career plans and may take a temporary job or time out. The destinations of graduates only six months out of university do not necessarily reflect longer term career success and are therefore a crude measure of employability. Therefore, DLHE data should be viewed as merely a 'snapshot' of one particular year's experiences at a specific point in time.

At the University of Winchester, we are committed to ensuring all our students gain employability skills to enable you to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the profession of your choice, for more information please read the Employability Statement.

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
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International Students

International students seeking additional information about this programme can send an email to International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1962 827023

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