Taught course

Drama MA

University of Worcester · Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts

Entry requirements

The MA programme is designed for students with a good honours degree in Drama or other humanities subject areas. It is also appropriate for theatre practitioners or drama teachers wishing to develop their academic qualifications and for overseas students seeking to deepen their knowledge and experience of theatre in the UK. In certain circumstances, people without conventional academic qualifications, who have significant experience in Drama, may be accepted onto the course.

Months of entry


Course content

Drama offers students the opportunity to combine practical with complementary and theoretical study through a dynamic course of creative learning.

Students select to specialise either Theatre and Young People or Contemporary Theatre Practices allowing them to develop expertise and profile in one of these pathways and at the same time to benefit from taking a number of shared core modules common to both courses. Both programmes enable students to develop substantial work experience through the course’s close contacts with the profession.

This innovative post graduate programme is designed to enable students to engage with an advanced approach to practice against a framework of academic research, through group work, individual supervision, seminars, workshops and professional mentoring sessions. There is a focus on partnerships with the professional theatre community and students are able to form close links with directors, companies and theatre venues in the region, through work placements and production opportunities.

Drama at Worcester provides a vibrant research environment for students to develop and refine their own practice. The course is an excellent grounding for emerging theatre practitioners: directors, performers and writers. Graduating students may also follow careers in postgraduate research, lecturing or teaching, theatre administration, the media and community arts.

Information for international students

The IELTS score for international applicants is 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in each component).

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1905 855111