Research course

Drama and Theatre Studies (Practice-Based)

Institution
University of Birmingham · Department of Drama and Theatre Arts
Qualifications
PhDMA by research

Entry requirements

Our requirements for postgraduate research are dependent on the type of programme you are applying for:

  • For MRes and MA by Research programmes, entry to our programmes usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK.
  • Applicants for a PhD will also need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent).

Any academic and professional qualifications or relevant professional experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases, form an integral part of the entrance requirements.

Months of entry

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

Course content

This innovative new programme allows academic research to be conducted through practical experimentation, such as the investigation of processes of theatre making or the practical application of particular aesthetic theories.

It provides a unique opportunity for you to specialise in a particular area of practice (Dramaturgy, playwriting, or Performance – which includes Directing) and prepares you for your chosen profession.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MA by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Trish McTighe
Email
t.mctighe@bham.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)121 414 5998