University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

This postgraduate qualification gives you the tools to build a successful career in teaching while providing a holistic view of the profession; you will look at the child, curriculum and teacher. The key aim of this programme is to enable students to become confident, knowledgeable and enthusiastic teachers of Drama. The programme provides opportunities for students to explore the theory and practice of Drama education through a range of lectures, workshops and tutorials, and to develop their expertise in the classroom through two school placements.

The course will provide students with an awareness of the theoretical foundations of the subject, of strategies for teaching and learning in Drama and of current issues surrounding Drama education. Workshops will enable students to explore a range of practical processes and approaches. Regular tutorials enable students to receive individual support from tutors. Tutors on the programme are experienced teachers of Drama and researchers of Drama education. During school placements, students benefit from working alongside experienced teachers of Drama. Students have opportunities to observe excellent teaching before experimenting with approaches to teaching and learning across the secondary age range, during which time they are supervised and supported by teachers and tutors.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education European Fees
1 year
Full Time
PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to hold and be able to provide certificated evidence of having an undergraduate degree conferred by a United Kingdom higher education institution or an equivalent qualification. Most successful applicants will have a 2:2 degree classification or better. Relevant experience includes work with children or young people, or work developing your knowledge, skills and experience relevant to the subject you wish to teach. Have achieved at least a grade C or above in both Mathematics and English Language GCSEs (or approved equivalents). Students should have a degree that includes a substantial element of Drama or Theatre Studies. At interview candidates will be expected to provide and talk through their creative work and to discuss their reflections on teaching and learning in Drama that they have experienced recently in schools.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band; TOEFL Internet Based Test: Overall: 89, Reading: 18, Writing: 17, Listening: 17, Speaking: 20; Pearson Test of English: 59 overall with no less than 51 in any band; Cambridge Proficiency Certificate: Overall : 176, Listening : 162, Reading : 162, Speaking : 162, Writing : 162; Cambridge Advanced Certificate: Overall : 169, Listening : 162, Reading : 162, Speaking : 162, Writing : 162.