Taught course

Drama Education

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants usually need a good UK honours degree (or international equivalent) or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area and appropriate experience/professional qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

There is increasing international interest in drama as an educational medium; the UK has historically been the fulcrum for innovations in educational drama. This innovative new, full-time course is aimed primarily at international teachers and researchers.

This course will examine the wide-ranging roles and uses of drama in educational contexts. It will look at drama as a curriculum subject and a vehicle for developing other areas of the curriculum.

There will be a strong focus on creativity and critical exploration of the same in the context of recent
educational policies and practices. Issues pertaining to teaching and learning will be examined by building on specific pedagogies, such as role-play.

Information for international students

Overseas candidates should have Cambridge Proficiency in English, IELTS Band 7 or Pitmans Advanced. Our employment statistics are excellent, and career prospects for successful newly qualified teachers from the course are very good, with many promoted to head of department within a very short time.

Fees and funding

UK students
UK/EU full-time students: £4,200
International students
Non-EU international full-time students: £10,250

PGCE students are liable for fees, but will receive non-means-tested grants from their LEAs and may be eligible for means-tested bursary support from the University.
For the most up-to-date information you should contact the TDA: Training Development Agency
Tel: +44 (0)845 6000 991

Please check the latest Postgraduate prospectus for information on the tuition fees for each course. For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiry Team
+44(0) 161 247 6969