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Drama allows students to develop a broad base of knowledge of Drama practices and approaches to the analysis of works in performance. This enables you to prepare for the mosaic careers characteristics of the creative industries...

We enable you to develop a core set of academic skills in research, analysis and communication, in written and oral formats. Alongside these, you will develop transferable skills in group work, project management, problem-solving and the use of key technologies.

The Drama programme is designed specifically to facilitate your ability to work independently. While extensive support and guidance is available to you throughout your studies, there is increasing emphasis on rigorous and sustained independent research and practice. In this way, you develop key skills alongside foundational professional competencies they can draw on in your future career.

Drama

Discover Drama courses at Ulster University

Explore contemporary performance to develop your creativity, critical thinking and practical skills for a career in creative industries and beyond.

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Part-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2025/26

Derry~Londonderry campus

Explore contemporary performance to develop your creativity, critical thinking and practical skills for a career in creative industries and beyond.

Key Information

Part-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

Derry~Londonderry campus

Explore contemporary performance to develop your creativity, critical thinking and practical skills for a career in creative industries and beyond.

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UCAS code: W440

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2025/26

Derry~Londonderry campus

Explore contemporary performance to develop your creativity, critical thinking and practical skills for a career in creative industries and beyond.

Key Information

UCAS code: W440

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

Derry~Londonderry campus

Explore contemporary performance to develop your creativity, critical thinking and practical skills for a career in creative industries, and beyond.

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UCAS code: W4X3

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2025/26

Derry~Londonderry campus

Explore contemporary performance to develop your creativity, critical thinking and practical skills for a career in creative industries, and beyond.

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UCAS code: W4X3

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

Derry~Londonderry campus

Explore contemporary performance practice and the study of history to develop your creativity, critical thinking and practical skills.

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Part-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2025/26

Derry~Londonderry campus

Explore contemporary performance practice and the study of history to develop your creativity, critical thinking and practical skills.

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Part-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

Derry~Londonderry campus

Explore contemporary performance practice and the study of history to develop your creativity, critical thinking and practical skills.

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UCAS code: W4V1

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2025/26

Derry~Londonderry campus

Explore contemporary performance practice and the study of history to develop your creativity, critical thinking and practical skills.

Key Information

UCAS code: W4V1

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

Derry~Londonderry campus

Explore contemporary performance to develop your creativity, critical thinking and practical skills for a career in the creative industries and beyond

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UCAS code: W4Q5

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2025/26

Derry~Londonderry campus

Explore contemporary performance to develop your creativity, critical thinking and practical skills for a career in the creative industries and beyond

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UCAS code: W4Q5

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

Derry~Londonderry campus

Explore contemporary performance and marketing to develop your creativity and critical thinking skills for a career in creative industries and beyond.

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UCAS code: W4N5

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2025/26

Derry~Londonderry campus

Explore contemporary performance and marketing to develop your creativity and critical thinking skills for a career in creative industries and beyond.

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UCAS code: W4N5

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

Derry~Londonderry campus

Explore contemporary performance to develop your creativity, critical thinking and practical skills for a career in creative industries and beyond.

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UCAS code: W4W3

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2025/26

Derry~Londonderry campus

Explore contemporary performance to develop your creativity, critical thinking and practical skills for a career in creative industries and beyond.

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UCAS code: W4W3

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

Derry~Londonderry campus

A part-time BA in English that allows you flexibilty as well as fun, developing writing skills, communication and creative thinking.

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Part-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

Coleraine campus

Turn your love of books into a great degree! We will fire your imagination and help you to become a confident and persuasive communicator.

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UCAS code: Q300

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2025/26

Coleraine campus

Turn your love of books into a great degree! We will fire your imagination and help you to become a confident and persuasive communicator.

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UCAS code: Q300

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

Coleraine campus

Turn your love of reading into a top degree! We will fire your imagination and help you to become a confident and persuasive communicator.

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UCAS code: QV31

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

Coleraine campus

Turn your love of books into a top degree! English with Educationwill fire your imagination and help you to become a persuasive communicator.

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UCAS code: Q3X3

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

Coleraine campus

Turn your love of books into a top degree! We will fire your imagination and help you to become a confident and persuasive communicator.

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UCAS code: Q3V1

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

Coleraine campus

Global Business with Drama: Developing global degree skills while pursuing a passion for drama

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UCAS code: N1W5

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2025/26

Derry~Londonderry campus

Global Business with Drama: Developing global degree skills while pursuing a passion for drama

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UCAS code: N1W5

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

Derry~Londonderry campus

Achieve proficiency in written and spoken Irish and an in depth knowledge of Dram. Students will spend time in the Gaeltacht.

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UCAS code: Q5W4

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

Derry~Londonderry campus

A course for the modern musician.

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UCAS code: W3W4

Full-time Undergraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

Derry~Londonderry campus

The post primary PGCE is a one year, full-time programme that prepares students for a career in teaching English, Drama and Media Studies.

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Full-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2024/25

Coleraine campus

Creative Arts Showcase

As part of Ulster University’s Creative Arts Showcase, the annual End of Year Showcase for Drama celebrates the best of work by our final year students with a selection of performances and research presentations.

Work from modules as diverse as Storytelling and Performance, Irish Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences and Arts & Health will feature alongside student-led projects as part of the Independent Project module. This range of work displays the excellence of the creativity and scholarship of the students in Drama.

We are excited to present the Drama strand of the Ulster University Creative Arts Showcases event. For students and staff, this is the moment they have the opportunity to show to the public, and to friends and relatives, the skills which have been gained over three years of intensive study. In doing so they follow in the footsteps of many distinguished graduates who have gone on to make a sustained contribution to the creative industries. The students who will perform during the events will not only be highly professional artists but they will also have an understanding that the arts is an industry and will have gained the employability skills to compete at the highest levels in this extremely competitive environment. They will have gained those skills working with staff who have been recognised in the Student Union Awards as ‘Subject Team of the Year’, with individual staff again being nominated for this year’s awards. The range of creativity, passion, and skill you will see during the performances is an indication of the remarkable talent these young people have, and the hours of work which have been spent in collaboration with their tutors to bring them to this point. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to sample this remarkable talent and to witness the moment when students become artists.

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