Research course

Performing Arts

Canterbury Christ Church University · Music

Entry requirements

The minimal qualification for PhD applicants is: a good bachelor's degree in a relevant subject, an excellent research proposal. However, a Master's degree is often preferred as evidence of some experience in research. Holders of other qualifications are welcome to apply.


Months of entry

January, October

Course content

For more information on this course visit our website.

Department specialisms

The MPhil/PhD in Performing Arts is offered by the Department of Music and Performing Arts. Staff research is characterised by an emphasis on international theatre and performance, dance and somatic practices, as well as music and interdisciplinary performance practices. The Department has an extensive performance series, including a number of events built on practice-based research in dance, drama, music, multimedia performance, and performances of experimental work that intersect disciplinary boundaries. The Department also maintains on-going and robust links with a number of important regional festivals and professional performance companies, which includes the Canterbury Festival and Sounds New. Such links enhance the research environment and provide outstanding opportunities for all postgraduate students, and practice-based research students in particular. Interdisciplinary research within the Department is equally supported through the active participation of Music and Performing Arts researchers and academics in the cross-faculty Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health. Please see the Department’s website for full details of research in Performing Arts. Enquiries should be directed to Dr Kene Igweonu

Information for international students

Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applications from international Students. Find out more information here.

Fees and funding

Canterbury Christ Church University Graduate School holds an annual scholarship competition. Details can be found here.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months
full time
24 months
part time
36 months


full time
36 months
part time
60 months
distance learning
60 months

Course contact details

Graduate School/Dr Kene Igweonu
+44 (0)1227 782701