Research course

Theatre, Drama and Performance

Institution
Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhDMPhil/PhD

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Entry requirements

MPhil or PhD with progression from MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.

PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.

Please note we consider candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil in the first instance. If you want to be considered for direct entry to the PhD route then this can be discussed at interview if you are shortlisted. Please note you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this request.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

Our PhD research programmes will allow you to explore your own interests in theatre, drama and performance, supported by the expertise of our staff.

At ARU, our theatre, drama and performance research focuses on twentieth-century, contemporary and experimental performance, interrogating both theatre-making processes and performance outcomes. It covers a broad spectrum of performance forms, including text-based theatre work; interdisciplinary and collaborative performance, involving such aspects as digital media, interculturalism, medicine, dance, physicality and music; devising and directing strategies; critical theory; and live art practice.

The interdisciplinary nature of our research creates a rich and stimulating environment for staff and students. You’ll benefit from a variety of research-oriented events, including our Faculty and Departmental research seminar series, performance events and international conferences.

We also enjoy links with the wider community, including local arts venues like The Junction, the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse and Kettle's Yard; the University of Cambridge's Centre for Research into Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH); and various NHS health providers.

Fees and funding

UK students
£2,250-4,500
International students
£6,950-13,900

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    42-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    30-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
ARU Applicant Enquiries Team
Email
answers@aru.ac.uk
Phone
01245686868