Our joint honours degree in Education and Drama and Theatre Studies provides an opportunity for you to improve your critical faculties through the study of literary and dramatic texts, gain some practical experience of theatre-making and develop a critical and reflective understanding of learning and education. Students on this course will have the opportunity to explore core education modules and combine the theory and practical elements of Drama and Theatre studies. You will study in a University that is ranked top 4 in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2016). You will be taught by professionals including theatre-makers and former teachers, as well as by leading researchers in the field of Education and Drama & Theatre Studies. You will benefit from access to key industry partners which are housed in and by the department of Theatre Film and Television. The industry partners include BBC Wales (who house their local studios in the department) and the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, which is one of the largest Arts Centre's in mid- Wales. We also have solid connections with the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre Wales, Music Theatre Wales, Quarantine, Imitating the Dog and the Magdalena Project. Employability is embedded across our teaching and throughout your degree you will be equipped with the essential skills that employers are seeking. Studying for a degree in Education and Drama and Theatre studies will equip you with a range of transferable skills. These include: the ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form; effective problem-solving and creative thinking skills; the ability to work independently; time-management and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines; the ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form; self-motivation and self-reliance; team-work, with the ability to discuss concepts in groups, accommodating different ideas and reaching agreement; research skills. On successful completion of this degree, students are eligible to apply for postgraduate teacher training (PGCE) in Primary or Secondary education.Graduates from this course have been successful in the areas of: Broadcasting; Education; Speech therapy; Performing Arts Education; Journalism; Marketing and Communications; Local Government; Arts Administration.