Research course


University of Exeter · Drama

Entry requirements

Normally a Masters degree with Merit or equivalent in Drama, Theatre Practice or a related subject, or other relevant qualifications such as a doctorate in another subject.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Whatever your area of study in the wide field of theatre - performance, theory, writing for performance, criticism, analysis, historiography - you will have access to expert specialist supervision and excellent practical resources, and be able to rely upon support and stimulus from fellow students and members of staff

Department specialisms

Research strengths include: The relationship between theory and practice (praxis) between actor and character; The politics of Shakespeare and English drama; Gender and performance; Ancient Greek performance; The theory of performance and interculturalism; Political and popular theatre; Applied theatre in the community; Performance and new media; Site-specific and site-sensitive performance; Auto-performance and autobiography; Theatre and mental health; Eastern European theatre; Theatre and religion

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found at

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72-84 months
full time
36-48 months


full time
24-36 months
part time
48-60 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)1392 722427