Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a 1st or 2:1 honours degree in drama and theatre studies or a related subject. Where applicants are not progressing directly from a degree, professional experience and expertise will be taken into account.

Applicants will be required to attend an interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Drama is an academic field that encompasses a wide range of performance options. The achievement of Chester’s MA in Drama will show that you have proved your professional performance abilities and have also demonstrated exceptional transferable skills of communication, self-confidence, energy and drive – attractive to many employers.

The philosophical basis of this course is a belief in artistic development through active self-discovery. You will use creative and somatic practices to allow academic thinking through the body as well as verbally. You will be encouraged to find and develop your unique professional performance identity. This may be in contemporary performance art practices or more established forms of theatre.

There is a strong commitment to interdisciplinary work, aided by the interaction you will have with Dance, Popular Music, Fine Art and Design students. The Programme Leader is both a performer and visual artist, and there is expertise in educational theatre work in the Department. Details of all staff specialisms appear on our website at: www.chester.ac.uk/departments/performing-arts/staff

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44(0) 1244 511000