For students wishing to undertake further study in Theatre and Performance Studies, the Department offers research degrees at MA, MPhil and PhD level. It is also possible to undertake an MA, MPhil or PhD in Theatre/ Performance Studies using practice-as-research methods.
The degree of an MA by Research offers you the opportunity to design a bespoke programme of research that you undertake over one year full-time or two years part-time. Throughout your research you will be assigned a supervisor who will support and guide you from the application stage to the completion of your research. To learn more about this degree see this page
The degree of PhD is a supervised individual research project over three years full-time or five years part-time, culminating in the production of a thesis. Students initially register for the MPhil degree and upgrade to the PhD on satisfactory progress after one year. Alternatively students can simply study for two years full-time or three years part-time, and complete a shorter thesis to gain the degree of MPhil.
Suitably qualified candidates may pursue practice-based research at MA, MPhil and PhD levels, submitting both a written thesis and a body of creative practice as outcomes of their studies. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a proven track record of professional standard practice or other relevant practical experience and competencies to be considered for practice-based research.