Aberystwyth University
Spanish/Drama and Theatre BA (Hons)
Aberystwyth University

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in CAH19

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Iberian Studies at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £18500 £18500 £23000
25-75 percentile range £16000 - £20000 £15500 - £23500 £18000 - £28000

Salary of all UK Graduates of CAH19

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20255 £19089 £23084
25-75 percentile range £16300 - £24091 £13717 - £24051 £16900 - £29386

Course Description

If you are looking for an exciting, diverse and challenging programme combining the study of Spanish language and culture with the combination of theory and practice of Drama and Theatre, then our degree is for you. Spanish/ Drama and Theatre is engineered to empower you to develop your skills and capacities as a theatre-maker and creative thinker with the ability to communicate bilingually in Spanish supported by internationally recognised staff with a wide range of expertise. During your four-year degree, you will have the opportunity to study or work abroad in any of the Spanish speaking countries around the world.

As a student in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies you will be joining vibrant and creative department where drama and theatre, film and media, and scenography and theatre design collide. The Drama and Theatre component of this degree is a challenging and creative one where you will be exposed to an unique combination of creative and critical approaches. We also offer various modules through the medium of Welsh.

In the Department of Modern Languages, you will have the opportunity to study Spanish from beginners or advanced. During your first year, you will have timetabled intensive linguistic classes where you will concentrate on the following principles: listening, reading/writing, oral and translation. After the first year, you will join students who have started the course at an advanced level. If you're commencing the Spanish component of this course at an advanced level, this will be a continuation of your grammatical and linguistic development from A level (or equivalent) also in the following principles: listening, reading/writing, oral and translation. All students in the Department of Modern Languages will receive four hours of linguistic and grammar classes per week. As a department, we are a relatively small and close-knit which means that you will benefit from the unique approach to language development. All of the language tutors are native speakers or expert in the relevant target language. We know our students by name and not by number.

The Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies (TFTS) is a creative one where students benefit from the close connections with key industry partners include National Theatre Wales, Music Theatre Wales, Quarantine Theatre Company, and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. We are also in close proximity and are neighbors to the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, one of the largest Arts Centre in mid-Wales which regularly presents national and international theatre and dance work. We are situated in the heart of Penglais campus and our exceptional facilities and resources for practical work includes: three rehearsal studios, each with flexible technical facilities; 2 large professionally-equipped studios with digital lighting rigs controlled via ETC Congo and Strand Lighting consoles, Yamaha and Soundcraft PAs, Sanyo AV systems and Strand lighting and two NXAMP; and costume and wardrobe facilities.

Many of our students have been successful in obtaining employment in these fields;

  • Acting and Performing;

  • Directing;

  • Translation and Interpretation;

  • Education;

  • Designing;

  • Script writing;

  • Teaching and education;

  • Arts administration;

  • Marketing;

  • International Banking;

  • Management;

  • Public Relations.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Spanish/Drama and Theatre, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Spanish/Drama and Theatre BA (Hons) at Aberystwyth University

30% Elementary occupations
15% Artistic, literary and media occupations
10% Sales occupations
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Administrative occupations
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Librarians and Related Professionals
5% Caring personal services

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

To include B in A-level Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner).

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Drama & Theater

Qualification requirements

To include B in A-level Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner).

Pass in Access qualification in a relevant subject with Merit in 50% of units at level 3.

To include 5 in Higher Level Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner).

To include B in A-level Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner).

Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.

Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed above represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. If you cannot find the qualifications that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: [email protected]) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
Cambridge English Advanced
Cambridge English Proficiency
IELTS (Academic) 6 With minimum 5.5 in each component.
PTE Academic 62 With minimum scores of 51 in each component.
TOEFL (iBT) 88 With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.

Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Examination competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine that wit

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Spanish/Drama and Theatre, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Spanish/Drama and Theatre BA (Hons)

England UK £9000 year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 year 1
Scotland £9000 year 1
Wales £9000 year 1
Channel Islands £9000 year 1
Ireland £9000 year 1
EU £14300 year 1
International £14300 year 1

Additional fee information

The UK and Welsh Governments have confirmed that EU students commencing their studies in the academic year 2021/22 will no longer be eligible for home fee status. Fees for EU students will therefore be charged in line with international fees from 2021/22 onwards.

Please note Irish nationals will continue to be eligible for home fee status and support by the Welsh Government under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Aberystwyth University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Aberystwyth University in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #3 
    • #77 
    Drama, Dance & Cinematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

See all 24 university rankings of Aberystwyth University

About Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University (Aber) was founded in 1872 in Aberystwyth, Wales. This university has earned itself an impressive array of awards in various domains, including in teaching standards and post-graduate employability. Whether you enjoy walking by the beach or visiting the historic town centre, Aberystwyth is a superb option for those students looking for a quiet place to focus on their academic goals.

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