Queen Margaret University
Stage Management and Technical Theatre Production MA
Queen Margaret University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This MA is the only postgraduate course of its kind in the UK and has been re-developed in response to the changing needs of the industry and in consultation with previous graduates. We designed the course as a conversion degree, and we welcome applicants from non-arts related subjects.

This course is ideal if you want to add a vocational stage management emphasis to your undergraduate degree, or if you have significant workplace experience and would like to gain a formal qualification.

Teaching comprises a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, case studies, simulation exercises and projects. You will also undertake professional practice. Your performance on the course will be assessed by essays, reports, a portfolio, presentations and a dissertation or project.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

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A UK honours degree or equivalent OR significant work experience in live entertainment/events. All shortlisted applicants will be interviewed. International: This course is currently only open to applicants who do not require a Student Visa. You will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at IELTS 6.5 with no individual compnent below 6.0.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

Queen Margaret University is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Stage Management and Technical Theatre Production MA

Ireland £8100 year 1
Channel Islands £8100 year 1
England UK £8100 year 1
Northern Ireland £8100 year 1
Scotland £8100 year 1
Wales £8100 year 1

Additional fee information

International/EU/EEA: This course is currently only open to applicants who do not require a Student Route Visa.

Average student cost of living in 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.

University Rankings

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About Queen Margaret University

Located on the Eastern side of Edinburgh we find Queen Margaret University, where students come together to pursue their careers on the single-site campus in Musselburgh. As a relatively young university (2007), this institution has already earned itself significant University Ranking recognition from organisations such as QS, and is particularly noted for important research contributions in the areas of Global Health and Development, and Speech and Language. Those who choose to study here can expect well-funded departments and facilities with the latest technologies, including their state-of-the art laboratories for those studying medical disciplines in particular. Their 800-student Student Village located just minutes away from Fort Kinnaird retail park also ensures that those attending have plenty of social opportunities to complement their busy schedules.

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