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The University of Birmingham has been ranked number one in the UK for Drama in The Complete University Guide 2017, joining our first place ranking for Drama in the latest Times and Sunday Times league table.

Drama students graduating

The league table examined factors such as student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects and awarded Birmingham the maximum overall score of 100.

The department offers the highest quality of training in all aspects of the study and making of theatre, from historical research and contemporary performance analysis, to the technique of the actor and imagination of the playwright, to the creative and technical skills of the lighting designer and stage manager.

Undergraduate programmes include honours degrees in:

The department has a consistently excellent record of employment, with over 90% of its graduates in jobs or further study six months after graduation (DLHE 2013/14 data). 

University of Birmingham Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Eastwood said: “I am delighted with our latest league table performance which reflects our ambition to become an exceptional university. 

“We are delivering many exciting developments on campus which will enhance our students’ time at Birmingham. These include a new state-of-the art library and a sports centre featuring the only 50-metre swimming pool in the city of Birmingham. 

“As well as our focus on research excellence, we are committed to delivering a first-class experience for our students in every aspect of their university life; from exemplary teaching and sector-leading careers support, to outstanding facilities and a vibrant social life.”