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Drama BA(Hons): Entry requirements

Entry requirements for 2017

Typical offer

Points:

  • Single honours: 112–128
  • Joint honours: 112–128 (depending on combination)

Grades: BTEC: DDM in relevant subject: Drama / Performing Arts

Units: To include three A-levels or equivalent

Subjects:

  • A-level or equivalent: to include Drama / Drama and Theatre Studies / Performing Arts / English Literature (40 points required). General Studies and Native Language A-levels will only be accepted in the tariff score when one of four A-levels or equivalent.
  • Where A-level or equivalent does not include Drama or Performing Arts, other drama/theatre experience will be considered.
  • Plus GCSE: Mathematics and English or English Literature (grade A*–C or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings required).

Please note: full-field applicants will need to participate in a drama workshop and interview. Half-field applicants may also need to attend.

Further requirements for specific combinations

  • Creative Writing: 32 points at A-level in English Literature, Literature and Language or related subject; 40 points in Drama and Theatre Studies or related subject.
  • Dance: A-level Dance / Performing Arts / English Literature or similar (40 points required).
  • English Language and Linguistics: A-level: English Literature / English Literature and Language / Drama and Theatre Studies or similar, grade C (32 points).
  • English Literature: 40 points at A-level in English Literature / Language or a related subject. A-level: English Literature / English Literature and Language / Drama and Theatre Studies or similar, grade C (32 points).
  • Film: 112–128 or DDM in relevant subject: Drama / Performing Arts.
  • French: A-Level grade C (32 points) or AS-level grade C (12 points) or GCSE A*-B or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings required. A-level: Drama / Theatre Studies / Performing Arts / English Literature or similar, grade B (40 points) required. 
  • History: 112–128 or DDM in relevant subject: Drama / Performing Arts.
  • International Relations: 112-128 or DDM in relevant subject: Drama / Performing Arts.
  • Media and Communication: students taking Media Studies A-level must achieve grade C or above.
  • Politics: 112–128 or DDM in relevant subject: Drama / Performing Arts.
  • Psychology: 120 points, students taking Psychology A-level must achieve grade C or above.

Other entry routes

We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that is equivalent to the typical offer. Applications from international students with equivalent qualifications are welcome. Please contact us for details.

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

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