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PGR Handbook: Introduction

This handbook is for postgraduate research students (PGRs) either applying or currently registered for the MA by Research, MPhil or PhD in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies. The handbook aims to give postgraduates an understanding of the nature of research within the school and of the resources available to them specifically at departmental level. It does not give a comprehensive account of the processes and procedures governing research students at the University. For this you should refer to University guidance available to research students through the Graduate School website:

The following University webpage links provide an overview of the requirements, expectations and procedures for research students at the University, including research training provision.

For information on enrolment, the basic requirements for research degrees, the nature of research, period of study, length of thesis, procedure for submitting the thesis, examination procedures, see

The following is the Graduate School's link relating to PG taught degrees:

The webpage that gives information on available research skills and other training programmes:

and on faculty-run seminars and events for postgraduates:

Centre for Arts Doctoral Research Excellence (CADRE) is the PhD training and development hub for the Faculty of Arts at Warwick. PhD students from every department in the Faculty are given membership of the Centre and encouraged to take full advantage of the spaces it provides, its interdisciplinary events and networks. More information is available at

Student Careers and Skills give advice regarding careers, interviews and applying for jobs, see: