University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton


The MA Drama course produces graduates who possess a systematic understanding and a critical and creative awareness of practice and theory at the forefront of the discipline; during the course, students critically evaluate the current practice and theories and apply a comprehensive range of techniques to develop their own work; students develop an understanding of philosophies of performance and consider the ethical implications of performance practice; students investigate a line of experimental performance practices that inform and define the discipline; students are given opportunities to apply knowledge in original ways, for instance through a significant individual research project which can include a practical component.

Entry requirements

Applicants need a good degree (2.2 or above) in Drama, Performance, Theatre Studies or a related subject; applicants from overseas should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (normally IELTS 6.5 or equivalent); all students are interviewed to assess their suitability and preparedness for the course; candidates are considered with a significant track record of professional experience in a relevant field, but without a BA (Hons) degree; to do this, non-standard applicants in this category are interviewed, and may be asked to produce a piece of written work as a means of assessing their suitability.

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced performance making; performance: body, space and identity; advanced research methods and professional practice.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Part-time - 2 years
MA Full-time £ 11,960 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

Key information

Course Enquiry Unit
Telephone number: 
0800 953 3222