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Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Theatre Studies University of Limerick




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Course info


Why study Arts at UL?

At the University of Limerick, we deliver an Arts Degree which is flexible and wide-ranging, offering 19 subjects in all. You can study a combination of subjects (as Single Honours or Joint Honours) from across the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Why study Drama and Theatre Studies?

The Drama and Theatre Studies Programme will allow you to acquire a broad knowledge in drama and theatre studies. It will equip you with the critical, analytical and literary skills necessary to analyse live performance and play-texts, and locate them within a socio-cultural context. The programme has a special emphasis on contemporary theatre and on applied drama/theatre.

Career Prospects

Graduates find work in a wide range of careers including:

  • A performance-related career after further specialist training
  • Arts Administration
  • Cultural policy
  • Community drama
  • Education (Teaching)
  • Academic research and teaching in the Higher Education Sector

Follow-On Study:

  • MA in Applied Drama (MIC – forthcoming)
  • MA in English Language and Literature PME (Professional Master of Education)
  • MA in Festive Arts
  • Specialist training courses in theatre performance
  • Specialist training courses in theatre design
  • Specialist training courses in theatre direction and dramaturgy

Other majors options in Arts:

  • Economics
  • English
  • Gaeilge
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Irish Music and Dance
  • Linguistics with TESOL
  • Mathematics
  • New Media and Cultural Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration and Leadership
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theology and Religious Studies

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Theatre Studies.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

€12,270.00 (10,87,937) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




University of Limerick



Republic of Ireland

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must hold an equivalent qualification to the Irish Leaving Certificate or A level qualification (UK system).

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

A-Level (+GCSE O Level)

English Language Requirements

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5 with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.

TOEFL: Minimum score of 90 or above in TOEFL IBT examination.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 (with no section score below 59)

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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