Our Joint Honours in Education and Drama and Theatre is your opportunity to improve your critical faculties through the study of literary and dramatic texts, gain some practical experience of theatre-making and develop a critical and reflective understanding of learning and Education. On successful completion of this degree, students are eligible to apply for teacher training (PGCE) in Primary or Secondary education. Also, as long as you meet the entry requirements, you will be guaranteed an interview for Primary PGCE at Aberystwyth. You will be taught by professionals including theatre-makers and former teachers, as well as by leading researchers in the field of Education and Drama & Theatre. You will benefit from access to key industry partners which are housed in and by the department of Theatre Film and Television. The industry partners include BBC Wales (who house their local studios in the department) and the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, which is one of the largest Arts Centre's in mid- Wales. We also have solid connections with the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre Wales, Music Theatre Wales, Quarantine, Imitating the Dog and the Magdalena Project. Employability is embedded across our teaching and throughout your degree you will be equipped with the essential skills that employers are seeking. Studying for a degree in Education and Drama and Theatre will equip you with a range of transferable skills. These include: the ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form; effective problem-solving and creative thinking skills; the ability to work independently; time-management and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines; the ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form; self-motivation and self-reliance; team-work, with the ability to discuss concepts in groups, accommodating different ideas and reaching agreement; research skills. On successful completion of this degree, students are eligible to apply for postgraduate teacher training (PGCE) in Primary or Secondary education.Graduates from this course have been successful in the areas of: Broadcasting; Education; Speech therapy; Performing Arts Education; Journalism; Marketing and Communications; Local Government; Arts Administration.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed above represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. If you cannot find the qualifications that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: [email protected]) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.
Additional entry requirements
A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Business, Mathematics, Psychology and Science degree schemes also require a minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent).
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||B|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||With minimum 5.5 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||62||With minimum scores of 51 in each component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88||With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.|
If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Examination competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine that with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers/Estranged Students and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
School of Education (undergraduate enquiries)
+44 (0)1970 622103
+44 (0)1970 622258
Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies (undergraduate enquiries)
+44 (0)1970 622828
+44 (0)1970 622831
Undergraduate Admissions Office (undergraduate enquiries)