Theatre and Film at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS

Course summary

If you love theatre and film you can study them both in depth on the only course of its kind in Scotland. The course combines practical work-based learning with a solid grounding in critical studies. Film and theatre are thriving industries, creatively and commercially. This course will give you the confidence and skills you need to enter careers in theatre, film, teaching and professions demanding communication and creativity. ​ You can opt to study for an honours degree over four years or an ordinary degree over three years. You will complete a range of modules each year as outlined.​​


Year 1: Media Production: Skills and Techniques Introduction to the Study of Theatre and Performance Introduction to Theatre Production Studying Cinema The Origins of Theatre Media Production: Video Project Year 2: Media Production: Storytelling Making Theatre Film Genre British Theatre since 1945 Client Project Creative Writing for New Media Year 3: Global Film Cultures Arts Funding in its Policy Context Current Debates in Performance Theory Designing a Research Project plus two options Year 4: Adaption: Stage and Screen Creative Enterprise in the Performing Arts Dissertation plus two options Year 3 and 4 Options: Photography and Visual Culture Photography Practice Screenwriting The Video Essay Experiential Learning Placement Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Scotland on Screen Popular Music Film and the Family Film Festivals World Animation Communication, Arts and Activism The Only Way is Ethics: Art, Participation and Ethics Performance Art Practice (by application only) Writing for Radio Creative Learning and the Community Producing for the Stage Directing for the Stage Directing, Designing and Performing Shakespeare Directing, Designing and Performing Contemporary Plays Staging the 20th Century: How Scenography Built the Modern Imagination

Assessment method

You learn through lectures, seminars, individual work and group work, where you will be producing a range of performance events and production material. Assessment methods include portfolios, presentations, essays, short films, screenwriting and playwriting, amongst others.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Year 2: HNC/HND in a related subject with B/CB in the graded unit Scottish Higher: BC at Advanced Higher in relevant subjects plus BB at Higher A Level: BBB in relevant subjects Year 3: HND in a related subject with CB in the graded unit may be considered. We can consider applications to level 2 or 3 with suitable qualifications. Agreed articulation routes from Scottish HNC and HND programmes can be found here:

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

We accept many different qualifications, but cannot list them all here. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information or advice if you are thinking of taking a course of study. We welcome applications from international applicants and you can find information on specific entry requirements by country here: We also welcome applications from mature students, or people holding qualifications such as Access courses or OU modules. The Scottish Wider Access Partnership (SWAP) offers a range of local Access courses and those that are accepted for entry are listed here:

Minimum Qualification Requirements

English language requirements

IELTS with an overall score equivalent to 6.0 and with no individual component less than 5.5.

QMU English Language Requirements

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students from England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Republic of Ireland: full-time Rest of UK fees will be charged for the first three years of study. The fourth year is free.
Theatre and Film at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS