Research course

Music, Drama, Dance and the Performing Arts

Institution
Ulster University · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a good honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent qualification.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Research interests in Drama focus collectively on methodologies of contemporary and professional theatre practice, especially directing, dramaturgy and acting, and modern and contemporary Irish drama, including Northern Irish drama. Applied performance in a post-conflict environment is a consistent area of inquiry within the team. Individual specialisms are indicated below.

Recent staff research projects include: Theatre for Young Audiences; Theatre and the Troubles; violence and the body on the stage; theatre and ethics; theatre and human rights; documentary theatre in Northern Ireland; Irish women dramatists, Irish theatre in Toronto; storytelling; and a practice-based investigation into the performance of monodrama.

Proposals for theatre research in any area will be given careful consideration, recognizing that any good PhD student will eventually become more expert in a specialized field than his/her supervisors.

Applications for practice-based research are especially welcome, as are interdisciplinary projects, and those which seek to exploit the School’s distinctive engagement with creative technologies across contemporary art forms.

The MRes (Arts) is offered in Drama for students wishing to undertake a preparatory year before commencing the doctoral programme.

Department specialisms

Proposals for theatre research in any area will be given careful consideration, recognising that any good PhD student will eventually become more expert in a specialised field than his/her supervisors. Applications for practice-based research are especially welcome.

Fees and funding

DfE VCRS

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Further details of qualification

Applicants must have a good honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent qualification.

Course contact details

Name
Dr Brian Bridges
Email
bd.bridges@ulster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 28 7167 5407