Our regular standard of admission is at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1), although candidates will usually also have completed or be undertaking a Masters qualification.
- a straightforward, descriptive, and informative title
- the question that your research will address
- an account of why this question is important and worth investigating
- an assessment of how your own research will engage with recent study in the subject
- a brief account of the methodology and approach you will take
- a discussion of the primary sources that your research will draw upon, including printed books, manuscripts, archives, libraries, or museums
- an indicative bibliography of secondary sources that you have already consulted and/or are planning to consult
Months of entry
January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
Our outward-looking, multi-disciplinary research activities are based on high-quality, challenging and flexible graduate programmes.
We offer postgraduate research students a wide range of options for independent study, from one-year taught degrees to three-year doctoral programmes. In undertaking such a programme, you will be joining a thriving and vibrant postgraduate community. We welcome students from a variety of backgrounds, working on areas of specialist interest using methods from the arts, humanities and social sciences, including, where appropriate, research through practice.
Topics in which we would welcome postgraduate research include:
- Dramaturgical Practices/Playwriting
- Contemporary European Theatre/Performance Practices
- Live Art / Interdisciplinary Arts Practice
- Media & Digital Arts
- Queer/Gender Theory
- Social/Political Arts Practices and Theory
Theatre, Film and Television Studies and the Centre for Cultural Policy Research (environment) was rated joint first place and in the Top 20 for (overall and outputs) in the recent research excellence framework (REF 2014).
Start dates are set by both the supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
- College of Arts Graduate School funding opportunities
AHRC Doctoral Training Programme Scotland 2018/19
Funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland.
- Eligibility and submission details : closing date is Friday 15 December 2017
College of Arts PhD scholarship competition 2018/19
We offer a number of scholarships for students undertaking a doctoral programme in the College of Arts Graduate School. These scholarships will include around four hours per week of internship duties.
- Eligibility and application details : closing date is Friday 15 December 2017 (we must also have received your PhD application by this date)
Qualification and course duration
MLitt by research
Course contact details