The UK is a friendly, welcoming place for people of all countries, cultures and faiths.
Here you can be inspired to develop your knowledge and skills, with the freedom to be creative, and the support to help you achieve your best.
Studying in the UK, and especially London, can be a rich cultural experience that will broaden your global perspective and provide a world class academic qualification.
London is seen by many as being the theatre capital of the world with audiences flocking to see shows in West End theatres such as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (with Sound Design from Central alumnus Gareth Fry), as well as the more intimate studio and off-West End spaces throughout the capital and UK.
The UK’s four regions of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland provide a mix of buzzing cosmopolitan cities and sleepy countryside villages. Countryside here is truly beautiful: you’ll find snow-topped mountains and rolling green hills, flowery meadows and ancient forests, sandy beaches and deserted islands – all breathtaking experiences that you can have whilst studying here.
Studying in the UK can be quicker and cheaper than many other countries, and allows for an immersive learning experience in a new setting. This experience can be seen as invaluable to employers upon entering the industry after your studies. According to the Tracking International Graduate Outcomes study (BIS, 2011), UK-educated international graduates achieve markedly higher average salaries than if they had been educated in their home country.
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is a world-leading drama conservatoire situated in the heart of London; we were recently named by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the top 10 drama schools in the world for undergraduate study and 12th best for studying an MFA.
There has never been a better time to study at Central. Our broad range of courses means there is something for just about anyone looking to work in the theatre industry and many of our graduates – from Michael Grandage CBE, Dame Judi Dench, Kit Harrington and Andrew Gardfield – are known throughout the world.
Student satisfaction in the UK is higher than ever, with 86% of students satisfied overall with their course (National Student Survey). At Central, overall satisfaction level for our BA Acting degree for 2016 was 100%.
International undergraduate satisfaction in the UK is very high, at 91% overall. Meanwhile, 85% of international undergraduates would recommend or actively recommend their UK study experience, higher than any major English-speaking study destinations. (UK International Unit, December 2015).
The UK is known for the high quality of its student support. At the moment, the rate of satisfaction among international undergraduate students for the support services at their UK universities is around 90% (UK HE International Unit, December 2015).
To help you settle in when you first arrive, most institutions run an orientation programme or ‘welcome week’ so you can get to know your new campus and fellow students. At Central we have a ‘Freshers Week’ for new students, and we also run an international pre-course to help you adjust to academic study here.
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