Master’s Degree: Master’s degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline.
Undergraduate Degree: 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline
We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.
If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.
As part of your application you will also need to provide
A PhD Proposal Form (Once completed, please upload your proposal form to your online application)
Practice based Research applicants are also required to submit a portfolio
Months of entry
Your PhD at Lancaster could focus on one of a wide range of topics within Theatre Studies or on a subject that crosses different disciplines. As a PhD student you will normally be supervised by a team of two supervisors who will ensure that you receive focused critical feedback and encouragement throughout the programme. In some cases the second supervisor will be based in a different discipline within the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA), or a different department within the university in order to ensure that you have the most appropriate supervisory team for your chosen project.
You can take your Theatre Studies PhD at Lancaster either in the standard format of a written thesis, or as a project that combines the written thesis with creative practical work. Many of our academic staff are engaged with practice-based research in the fields of theatre, film, art and design, and we have a dedicated team of technicians to support you as well as workshops, editing suites and technical resources for our students.
As a PhD student based in the LICA and part of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), you will be part of a multidisciplinary community of research students, able to participate in seminars, reading groups, conferences, and research training courses. We also offer opportunities to study for a certificate in higher education teaching.
We encourage you to contact the LICA Post Graduate coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or any member of the Theatre Studies staff team to discuss your ideas for PhD research.
Information for international students
IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each element) or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Learn more at the fees and funding page.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time36 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- LICA Admissions
- +44(0)1524 510820