Research course

European Theatre

University of Edinburgh · School of Literature, Languages and Cultures

Entry requirements

Applicants should supply a sample of written work of about 3,000 words.

Months of entry


Course content

The PhD programme in European Theatre is based in the School of Literatures, Languages, and Cultures. Students benefit not only from the wide range of expertise in the School, but from the lively theatre culture in the city of Edinburgh, which annually hosts the Edinburgh International Festival and Festival Fringe.

Internationally recognised experts in Scottish, English, French, German, Hispanic, Italian, Russian, and Scandinavian theatre are available to supervise your research. Comparative study is also possible. We offer supervision in a wide range of areas, on historical and/or theoretical topics. You can find information about the diverse research interests and expertise of staff on the programme on the Theatre Studies website.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Graduate School Administrator
+44 (0) 131 650 4114