Research course

Drama

Institution
Goldsmiths, University of London · Theatre and Performance
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

You should normally have a Master's degree in a relevant subject area.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Department of Theatre and Performance's vibrant research culture embraces a wide range of global theory and practice in theatre and performance, ranging from play-texts and productions to physical practices and critical/cultural theory, on which students can draw in their own research. Our ethos is both interdisciplinary and intercultural and this is reflected across our staff, our programmes and our students.

As a research student, you may register either for research based on practice with a written element, or for research by written thesis. If your topic is practice-led you should be concerned to contextualise your practice in relation to other cultural production and critical theory in your contribution to new knowledge.

Empirical research is essential to innovative practice and you will be required to propose how you intend to conduct this during the course of your studies, as well as present and document this as part of your final submission.

At research level, the Department’s aim is to encourage and support innovative thinking and approaches to praxis, both historical and contemporary and within a broad cultural frame of reference, and for this to be conducted within the context of live as well as academic sources.

Goldsmiths celebrates interdisciplinarity and supervision may be conducted within the department as well as through inter-departmental co-supervision.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English you need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS (including 7.0 in the written element) or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months
part time
48-72 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course-info@gold.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7078 5300