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Career Prospects and Postgraduate Opportunities


All degree pathways in drama lay emphasis on critical analysis and the development of thinking skills. In a world where creativity is increasingly at a premium, drama graduates are finding themselves in huge demand.

Many students develop a great aptitude for performance and go on to pursue careers in theatre and other related areas of work. Many more find the skills and knowledge they acquire are of direct relevance in the many other avenues they choose to follow. Of one hundred Queen’s drama graduates between 2001 and 2003, 40 are now working in arts/media related fields, 33 are either working as teachers or taking the PGCE teaching qualification, whilst others are pursue a wide range of careers ranging from development work in Africa to lecturing at university level. Throughout the United Kingdom, the statistics bear out the assertion that drama graduates get good jobs.

Beyond graduating from our BA program, we now offer a variety of postgraduate opportunities with our highly successful MA in Drama and MA in Arts Management. For those considering doctoral research, staff in Drama can offer supervision across a range of research specialisms, with particular expertise in Irish theatre and performance, gender and performance, applied theatre and contemporary theatre practice.

Michael Palin PG scholarships

Undergraduate Course content


For Further Information please email or contact:

Dr Kurt Taroff (Undergraduate)

Dr Mark Phelan (Postgraduate)