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BA (Hons) Drama

Develop expertise in acting, directing, writing and applied drama as you design your degree around a spectrum of theatrical interests and create, collaborate and critically reflect on historical and contemporary theatre practices.

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      UCAS Code: W402
      Course Length: 3 Years Full-Time, 6 Years Part-Time
      Start Dates: September 2021, September 2022
      Subjects: Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre
      Location: Edge Hill University
      Example Offers: BBC-BBB (A Level) or DMM (BTEC)
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      We place live performance and the play-text centre stage on this degree, as you balance practical creativity, technique enhancement and theoretical study to become a reflective, articulate and highly employable practitioner. As part of our drama student community you should be passionate and motivated to develop specialist interests in areas such as acting, directing, writing or applied drama. With award-winning expertise in playwriting, directing, acting and community theatre, our staff will help you relate your practice to critical theories, theatre histories and contemporary ideas to enable you to develop artistic skills and vision in professional theatre spaces. Optional modules are available in a range of theatre specialisms to further broaden your experience.

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      What will I study?

      In Year 1 you will acquire a foundation knowledge of the nature, meaning and history of drama and theatre. You will develop the practical techniques and skills of the drama and theatre practitioner.

      In Year 2 you will develop your knowledge and understanding of key practitioners and movements in the modern era, and engage with important ideas about the history, politics, and culture of modern drama. Your compulsory modules in the study and making of modern theatre are complemented with optional opportunities to explore acting, directing, writing and technical theatre, as well as community drama and applied theatre practice.

      In Year 3 you will advance your knowledge and understanding of contemporary dramatic and theatrical practice, and will be expected to undertake increasingly independent work, developing particular practical and theoretical specialisms. Compulsory modules examine current theoretical work in the field of performance and the embodiment of practical skills and ideas in a contemporary ensemble production working alongside professional practitioners. You will also undertake an independent drama dissertation project. Your compulsory modules are complemented by advanced optional opportunities to deepen your experience in acting, directing, writing and technical theatre, as well as educational drama and applied theatre practice.

      How will I study?

      Through formal lectures and seminars, practical workshop classes, production projects, independent ensemble work and personal research, you will acquire critical and creative skills which will be of use in your future career. Alongside your study programme, you will maintain personal reflective journals and prepare practice CVs for employment.

      Our lectures include workshops, tutorials and seminars which provide an opportunity to study a wide range of plays and to interrogate ideas in the history, theory and practice of drama and theatre. Some modules include placements alongside taught sessions.

      Through compulsory full-scale production modules you will have the opportunity to develop your practical skills in live theatre in front of audiences in fully-equipped professional theatre spaces.

      How will I be assessed?

      Assessment is through a balanced mixture of practical and written work including essays, reflective journals, workshop performances, full productions and oral presentations. Practical work and research go hand-in-hand and all good practice is informed by sound theoretical investigation. In assessment, you can expect to be tested on your practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding. You will be encouraged to reflect critically on your learning and use journals to reflect on your personal development.

      There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.

      Who will be teaching me?

      You will be taught by a dedicated team of academic specialists and professionally-experienced practitioners and benefit from a wide range of learning experiences.

      Learning is driven by the principle of research-informed teaching and supported by a team of technicians.

      A Great Study Environment

      A Performing Arts student, with a red hood covering his head and shoulders, participates in a performance.Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre students at Edge Hill University enjoy industry-standard teaching and learning facilities in the £7million Arts Centre which is also home to the Rose and Studio Theatres.

      The Department of Creative Arts’ outstanding resources ensure you gain practical experience to a professional standard. Contemporary performance environments include dance studios, black box drama studios, rehearsal rooms, a theatre construction workshop, costume construction workshop, scene dock, theatre design studios, digital sound studio, digital design suite, music technology room, music practice studios, a recital room and an outdoor amphitheatre. The Studio Theatre also functions as a fully equipped aerial performance space.

      The Arts Centre hosts a diverse range of high-quality productions and performers, including comedy, dance, drama and music, designed to supplement Creative Arts programmes and entertain both students and the local community.


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      Level 4 (Year 1 of Full-Time Programme)

      DRA1101Drama, Theatre and the Idea of the Play: Concepts, Cultures, Contexts (20 credits)

      Drama, Theatre and the Idea of the Play: Concepts, Cultures, Contexts provides different learning environments in which you will begin your essential theoretical and historical study of drama. You will focus broadly upon the rise of Western European practices but draw on contextual examples and theoretical perspectives from around the world. The module defines fundamental concepts, examines theoretical perspectives and explores diverse practices in the field of drama, subjecting each to critical scrutiny. The module addresses, at an introductory level, the challenge of dramatic theory and its impact on our understanding of practice, seeking preliminary answers to some fundamental questions: What is drama? How did it originate and develop? How does it work? What is it for? Why do we need it? The module focuses especially on the nature and evolution of dramatic form, confronting the range of dramatic genres and styles as they appear in both historical and contemporary examples of the dramatic text.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      DRA1102The History of the Actor: Traditions and Styles (20 credits)

      The History of the Actor: Traditions and Styles provides an overview of the historical development of acting from ancient times to the dawn of the modern period of drama. The module equips you with an introductory knowledge and understanding of the socio-cultural role of actors in different historical contexts. Broadly focusing upon the development of Western performance traditions, the module also draws on contextual examples and theoretical perspectives from around the world.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      DRA1103Introducing the Art of the Actor: Text, Voice, Chorus (20 credits)

      Introducing the Art of the Actor: Text, Voice, Chorus is an introductory practical exploration of the art of the theatre actor in a number of different historical and cultural contexts, ranging from ancient times to the dawn of the modern age of drama. The module provides a creative environment in which your own performance awareness of the art of the actor through theatre history can be developed.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      DRA1104Staging the Play: Text into Action (20 credits)

      Staging the Play: Text into Action provides a performance laboratory environment in which you will experience the creation of small-scale practical production projects, transforming play-texts into dramatic action, and culminating in the presentation of performance texts to an audience. You will explore traditional and innovative approaches to rehearsal and theatrical performance, enhance your improvisational, rehearsal and performance techniques, and collaborate as part of a creative group. Through the practice of making theatre, your theoretical understanding of dramatic performance will be broadened and changed and your awareness of the processes that turn text into action will be developed.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      DRA1105Analysing Theatre Productions: Interrogating the Performance Text (20 credits)

      Analysing Theatre Productions: Interrogating the Performance Text examines how theatre productions are made, and how the conditions of performance, style of delivery and the various elements of mise-en-scène, work together to create and communicate meaning in the theatre. You will learn to interrogate the signs of live performance and subject a professional theatre production to closely detailed critical interpretation and explanation.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      DRA1106Drama Technique Workshops 1: Basic Practical Skills Development (20 credits)

      Drama Technique Workshops 1: Basic Practical Skills Development enhances your skills as a reflective practitioner in practical workshop environments. The module will focus on the foundation development of your acting technique and theatrical awareness. Integrating practice and theory, the module combines practical exercises with discussion, debate and research based tasks.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      Language modules, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, are available to study as an integral part of this degree. A single Language module can be studied instead of DRA1106 Drama Technique Workshops 1: Basic Practical Skills Development.

      Level 5 (Year 2 of Full-Time Programme)

      DRA2101The Modern Age of Drama: Forms, Movements, Modernity (20 credits)

      The Modern Age of Drama: Forms, Movements, Modernity focuses principally on Western drama and examines the development of the idea of the play in the social and historical context of the modern age (from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century). The module also investigates the position and role of drama within the diverse artistic movements arising in the period, and interrogates forms, movements and manifestos in order to find out what the dramatists of the modern era stood for, what purposes they believed the art of the modern theatre served, and what creative processes they went through in making work that spoke to and about modernity. The aim is to focus your critical and theoretical engagement on modern ideas about the play as a form, process and purposeful activity.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      DRA2102Modern Theatre Practitioners: Principles, Practices, Purposes (20 credits)

      Modern Theatre Practitioners: Principles, Practices, Purposes focuses principally on Western drama to examine the role played by key theatre practitioners in the developmental story of drama in the modern period (from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century). You will explore the ideas, aims, beliefs and strategies of key practitioners and interrogate the principles, practices and purposes at the heart of their work.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      DRA2103Modern Rehearsal Strategies: Process Research (20 credits)

      Modern Rehearsal Strategies: Process Research investigates the processes underpinning theatre making in the modern era. You will analyse key theatre practitioners in the history of Western modern drama and interrogate their rehearsal strategies, exploring their different conceptions of the actor-director relationship in the rehearsal room. The aim is to develop your knowledge and understanding of modern approaches to the rehearsal process and study the creative working relationships which are necessary for that process to succeed.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      DRA2104The Making of Modern Theatre: Staging Classic Modern Plays (20 credits)

      The Making of Modern Theatre: Staging Classic Modern Plays examines approaches to theatre production in the modern era. Focusing on key theatre practitioners in the history of Western modern drama, the module provides the opportunity for you to present work, as part of an ensemble, to an audience where the piece is informed stylistically by your study of modern practitioners’ ideas about acting, training, directing and the art of theatre production.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      You will select two of the following modules:

      DES2104Costume for Performance (20 credits)

      Costume for Performance engages with the impact and role of costumes within theatre and live performance. You will research the wider notion of costume and examine the social, cultural and artistic context of costume. The module will guide you in exploring different aspects of interpretation and entail the research-informed construction of costumes for live performance.

      DRA2105Imagining Better Worlds: Theatre, Learning and Development (20 credits)

      Imagining Better Worlds: Theatre, Learning and Development examines the histories of performance interventions in local and global contexts and explores critically, using historical and contemporary case studies, the consequences and meanings of those interventions. There will also be opportunities for observation and practical experience of group creative projects. The module provides an essential introduction to creating performances and facilitating workshops in response to the identified needs of a specific community, a particular community grouping. You will experience and interrogate theatre practice in diverse cultural, social and political contexts as you focus on theatre making that takes place in a range of settings.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      DRA2106Drama Technique Workshops 2: Advanced Practical Skills Development (20 credits)

      Drama Technique Workshops 2: Advanced Practical Skills Development enables you to enhance your skills as a reflective practitioner in a performance laboratory learning environment. You will focus on the advanced development of your acting technique and theatrical awareness in the context of the drama of the modern period. Integrating practice and theory, the module combines practical exercises with discussion, debate and research based tasks.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      DRA2107The Art and Craft of the Playwright (20 credits)

      The Art and Craft of the Playwright is a practical and theoretical interrogation of the historical and cultural significance of the playwright, in addition to the idea of the play-text. The module provides you with a developed level of practical knowledge and theoretical understanding of the idea of the play. You will learn about the art of the playwright, subject that art to close analysis, and put your learning into practice. Investigating the historical and contemporary role of the writer in the context of live performance, the module will enhance your appreciation of what the scripted play does and how its elements function in the theatre, informing your own critical interpretations and supporting your individual creative attempts to grapple with the making of a play-text.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      DRA2108The Art of the Actor and Rise of the Director (20 credits)

      The Art of the Actor and Rise of the Director interrogates the cultural significance of acting and directing in the modern era of drama. The module will enhance your practical knowledge and theoretical understanding of the skills, technique and role of both the actor and the director in modern theatre. You will further your insight into the nature of theatrical performance, from the perspective of acting for live performance, and at the same time build your critical awareness of the historic rise of the role of the director in the context of live performance. The aim is to examine the role of the actor and director, experiment with the diverse processes of acting and directorial strategy, and scrutinise a variety of approaches to the analysis, rehearsal and realisation of text-based dramatic work.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      DRA2110The Dramatic Art of Comedy: Making Purposeful Laughter in the Theatre (20 credits)

      The Dramatic Art of Comedy: Making Purposeful Laughter in the Theatre will be of particular relevance if you are interested in examining the genre of comedy in drama. The module focuses on plays and other forms of comic dramatic practice through the course of theatre history and across cultures. The module investigates the nature and meaning of the idea of comedy on stage in a range of historical contexts, interrogating the continuing power and resonance of the comic dramatic arts.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      If you studied a Language module in Year 1, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 2. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of one of the optional modules above.

      Level 6 (Year 3 of Full-Time Programme)

      DRA3102The Contemporary Ensemble: Theatre Manifestos (20 credits)

      The Contemporary Ensemble: Theatre Manifestos examines exemplary theatre companies from the 1960s to the present, exploring different ideas and strategies regarding contemporary ensemble practice. The module is designed to be an inspiring examination of the work of some of the key ensembles in the contemporary field of theatre. You will investigate the aims, principles and styles of performance of these ensembles and apply this insight to form a creative, imaginative vision of contemporary company practice.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      PAR3101Researching Performance (20 credits)

      Researching Performance cultivates an awareness of theoretical, methodological, and artistic debates that may provide the framework for conducting an independent research project. The module is structured around key methodological questions and concerns that need to be considered when formulating a research project, with particular reference to research into contemporary performance practices, from live art to dance theatre in the late 20th and early 21st century. You will consider what constitutes research, look at how to design a research project and how to write a research paper, and explore current trends in performance research. The module also introduces practice-as-research and practice-based research.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      PAR3103Ensemble Production Project (20 credits)

      Ensemble Production Project immerses you in producing creative work that investigates and interrogates approaches to theatre and performance making in the contemporary era. You will examine the work of key performance practitioners in the contemporary field of performing arts and make ensemble productions that respond to the aesthetic directions being taken in contemporary performance practice, or which are inspired by a contemporary production ethos.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      PAR3104Dissertation (20 credits)

      Dissertation provides the opportunity for you to undertake an independent investigation of an identified area of interest within relevant fields of current practice. You will identify areas of inquiry according to your own interests and strengths, and negotiate the parameters for independent study with your appointed supervisor. You will apply your research to the creation of a dissertation, which may take the form of a performance, creative, applied or written project.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      You will select two of the following modules:

      DES3103Scenographic Costumes (20 credits)

      Scenographic Costumes engages with the impact and role of costumes within scenography and live performance to enable you to master the design, development and construction of a variety of scenographic costumes. You will research the wider notion of scenography and costume and explore different aspects of the interpretation and construction of costumes. The module places you at the forefront of contemporary thinking about costume for performance and the performing costume and enables you to investigate the blurring boundaries between site, body and costumes.

      DRA3103Acting and Directing Reconsidered (20 credits)

      Acting and Directing Reconsidered entails both reconsidering and re-evaluating modern conceptions of the art and cultural significance of the actor and the director in the theatre. The module also introduces contemporary theories and practical strategies relating to the art, craft and role of the theatre actor and director in contemporary cultures. You will investigate and interrogate their respective identities and working relationships in the context of live theatrical performance today.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      DRA3104Theatre, Gender and Sexual Politics (20 credits)

      Theatre, Gender and Sexual Politics explores a range of different types of dramatic text and theatrical experience linked to the fundamental themes of gender and sexual politics.  The module interrogates themes of gender and sexual politics and examines the ways in which playwrights and practitioners have sought to use theatre as a forum to challenge gender roles and sexual ideology.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      DRA3105Theatre of War: Ideological Conflict and Political Commitment in Drama (20 credits)

      Theatre of War: Ideological Conflict and Political Commitment in Drama explores a range of different types of dramatic text and theatrical experience linked by the fundamental theme of war. The module examines ways in which playwrights spanning the history of world theatre have sought to dramatise ideological conflict, political commitment, ideas about nation, and responses to colonialism and imperialism. The social, political and ethical roles and responsibilities of the playwrights who respond to war through the making of play-texts will also be debated.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      DRA3107On the Road: Enabling Better Worlds (20 credits)

      On the Road: Enabling Better Worlds enables you to experience and interrogate interventionist theatre practice in diverse cultural, social and political contexts. Working individually or as part of a group, you will have the opportunity to plan, create and implement a company-based practical project. This will involve all aspects of conceptualising, forming a sustaining an interventionist theatre company. You will generate an original company profile and devise a clear company purpose and intent. From applying for funding, through to project completion and evaluation, you will design and implement placement-based events which explicitly address the needs of an agreed target audience or client group.  Viable creative and administrative structures will also need to be established.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      PFA3107Contemporary Popular Performance (20 credits)

      Contemporary Popular Performance explores and examines the variety of contemporary forms of performance that speak to notions of ‘popular culture’. This might mean, for example, that they specifically address audiences from a broad range of class, gender and racial backgrounds, that they intentionally engage with settings and environments beyond the conventional places of performance, or that they use forms and tackle content that are seen as more democratic, accessible, everyday, oppositional, critical, or political. The aim is to analyse the meaning and significance of ‘popular performance’ in contemporary cultures, examine the history, development and current status of ‘popular performance’, enabling you to understand the ways in which it can speak to, but also challenge, the meaning of the idea of ‘popular entertainment’ today.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      If you studied Language modules in Years 1 and 2, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 3. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of one of the optional modules above.

      Optional modules provide an element of choice within the programme curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements.

      In addition to the optional module choices listed above, it may be possible to apply to take an alternative 20 credit module in Year 2 and/or an alternative 20 credit module in Year 3 from outside the programme curriculum. Some restrictions on this elective module choice may apply.


      Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.


      Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

      Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

      Entry Criteria

      Entry Requirements

      Typical offer 112-120 UCAS Tariff points, preferably to include Drama, Performing Arts or Theatre Studies. Other subjects will be considered if you have demonstrable interest or experience in Drama.

      Relevant experience will be taken into account and all offers are made on the basis of an audition.

      Example Offers

      Some examples of how you can achieve 112-120 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

      • A Level: BBC-BBB;
      • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM);
      • T Level: Digital Production, Design and Development T Level with an overall grade of Merit;
      • International Baccalaureate (IB): We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points. Subject-specific requirements at Higher Level (HL) Grade 5 may apply;
      • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit or 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

      Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

      As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

      For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers.

      EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

      International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

      English Language Requirements

      International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

      If your current level of English is half a band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

      Are there any alternative ways to meet the entry requirements?

      If you have the ability to study for a degree but lack the necessary qualifications or confidence, our Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education course could be for you. This free, seven-week programme provides a great opportunity to enhance your study skills and subject knowledge and demonstrate that you are ready to study a particular subject with us, in lieu of achieving the UCAS Tariff points in the entry criteria.

      Upon successful completion of a Fastrack course, you will be well placed to progress onto a corresponding Edge Hill University degree, although additional entry requirements may apply and the availability of specific programmes cannot be guaranteed. For more information, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/fastrack.

      Recognition of Prior Learning

      Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’). This may include credit or learning undertaken at another university.

      Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s academic regulations (sections C7 and F3.1) or contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

      Career Prospects

      What are my career prospects?

      You will be qualified to seek a career in theatre, media, teaching (further training required), community work, professional companies, theatre administration, or community arts, or progress onto postgraduate study. A significant number of our graduates have established independent theatre companies in fringe and community arts.

      Our Employers’ Advisory Panel (EAP) provide advice and support with curriculum development. We offer experiences that prepare our students for enterprise and future employment while assessments are designed to develop your understanding of self-employment in the industry and familiarise you with the ways in which independent theatre companies work. Alongside this, the department’s EHU-Arts HUB offers a suite of professional opportunities that will further support you to become industry-ready.

      How can I enhance my employability?

      It is useful to consider, even before you apply, how you will spend your time while studying and make the most of your university experience.

      Optional, additional activities may be available on this degree which could help to prepare you for a stimulating and rewarding career. These include:

      • Sandwich Years – you may have the opportunity to apply to complete a sandwich year placement, usually as the third year of a four year degree, and gain highly relevant work experience;
      • Studying Abroad – you may have the opportunity to apply to spend time studying or working abroad, usually as the third year of a four year degree, enabling you to immerse yourself in a different culture;
      • Learning a Language – you may be able to select language modules, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, as an integral part of your degree (for which you will gain academic credits). Alternatively, it may be possible to participate in Language Steps classes as additional study;
      • Elective Modules – you may be able to apply to substitute one optional module in Year 2 and/or one optional module in Year 3 with alternative elective modules from outside the programme curriculum.

      Please note, the availability of these additional activities cannot be guaranteed for all students. Depending on availability and the number of students wanting to participate, there may be a competitive application process for sandwich year placements or studying abroad opportunities or you may be required to secure a relevant placement yourself.


      Tuition Fees

      If you are a prospective UK student who will be joining this undergraduate degree on a full-time basis in academic year 2021/22, the tuition fee will be £9,250 per annum.

      Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme on a full-time basis in academic year 2021/22 are £12,500 per annum. Exemptions apply for EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, who may be eligible for the UK full-time tuition fee rate.

      If you are a prospective UK student who will be joining this undergraduate degree on a part-time basis in academic year 2021/22, the tuition fee will be £77 per credit, i.e. £1,540 per 20 credit module. 360 credits are required to complete an undergraduate degree. EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK part-time tuition fee rate.

      The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

      Financial Support

      Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this undergraduate degree can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the programme may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

      For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students joining this programme in academic year 2021/22, together with details of how to apply for potential funding, please view our Money Matters 2021/22 guide for your intended mode of study.

      EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals should ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Please see www.edgehill.ac.uk/eufinance for further details.

      Financial support information for international students can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/international/fees.


      Ten scholarship winners sitting together in a lecture theatre at the Scholarship Awards Evening.Edge Hill University offers a range of scholarships with a competitive application process for prospective full-time undergraduate students.

      These scholarships aren’t linked to academic success and celebrate determination, talent and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance, sport or volunteering.

      An additional scholarship, which you may qualify to receive, rewards outstanding A Level and BTEC grades.

      To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our dedicated scholarship winners, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/scholarships.


      How to Apply

      If you wish to study full-time, apply online through UCAS at www.ucas.com. Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyucas to find out more about the application process.

      If you wish to study part-time, apply directly to Edge Hill University at www.edgehill.ac.uk/apply-part-time.

      Further information for international students about how to apply is available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyinternational.

      Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

      Visit Us

      If you are considering applying to study at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into student life is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day. You can view dates and book your place at www.edgehill.ac.uk/opendays.

      Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, you can find out more about our full range of events for prospective students, including campus tours and virtual activities, at www.edgehill.ac.uk/visitus.

      Request a Prospectus

      If you would like to explore our full range of degrees before you apply, you can order an undergraduate prospectus at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradprospectus.

      Get in Touch

      If you have any questions about this programme or what it’s like to study at Edge Hill University, please contact:

      International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international or email international@edgehill.ac.uk with any queries about overseas study.

      Course Changes

      Expand All This page outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented in the past two years.

      2nd March 2021 - Update to Example Offers

      Example offers updated to include the Digital Production, Design and Development T Level with an overall grade of Merit.

      22nd January 2021 - Change of Modules

      PAR3101 Researching Performance (20 credits) replaces DRA3101 Researching Contemporary Drama: Theatre and Postmodernity (20 credits) as a compulsory module in Year 3.

      9th January 2020 - New Module Added

      PFA3107 Contemporary Popular Performance (20 credits) added as an optional module in Year 3.

      Covid-19 - Drama Essential Information

      Drama Course Statement

      Weekly delivery will consist of six hours of on-site teaching supported by six hours of online learning comprising synchronous (seminar, tutorial, lecture, practical work) and asynchronous (lecture, rehearsal, practical work) learning activities and academic support. Where modules would usually include a placement alongside taught sessions, the latter may not happen in academic year 2020/21. Full-scale productions in front of a live audience are also unlikely, replaced by smaller pieces with no audience, in line with government guidance. The Arts Centre's offering will be limited at least in the autumn semester with no live performances.

      Teaching and Learning at Edge Hill University in 2020

      In this video Pro Vice-Chancellor, Lynda Brady, answers your questions and explains how teaching will work when you join us at Edge Hill University in September.

      Campus Facilities at Edge Hill University in 2020

      In this video Pro Vice-Chancellor, Lynda Brady, explains how we’re preparing the campus for your arrival in September and the facilities that will be available.