Research course

Drama Dance and Performance

Institution
University of Huddersfield · School of Music, Humanities and Media
Qualifications
PhD

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Entry requirements

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

  • a Master’s degree or an Honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent, in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed, or
  • appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our broadening of expertise and reputation was reflected by the QS World University Subject Ratings 2020, where the University of Huddersfield received a 5-star rating for Performing Arts.

A PhD is the highest academic award. This programme allows you to explore and pursue a research project that is built around a substantial research question and leads to an original contribution to knowledge.

A full-time PhD is a three-year programme (often with a fourth year for “writing up”). During this time you will have the opportunity to develop your research skills by taking part in training courses, events, and seminars. You will have one main supervisor as well as one or more secondary supervisors, who will guide and support you across all phases of the programme. At the same time, you will have significant independence in conducting your research.

The PhD culminates in the production of a large-scale piece of written thesis. This is standardly up to 80,000 words but may be closer to 40,000 words where live performance and/or its documentation (often in the form of video) make up a significant part of the thesis.

Your final thesis will be examined by an appointed panel of experts in the field. On successful completion, you will be awarded your degree. The awarding of the PhD means that you are prepared to conduct research independently.

Information for international students

If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,647

This information is for those applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2021/22. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). This webpage will be updated with 2022/23 tuition fees as information becomes available.

In 2021/22 the full-time tuition fee for UK postgraduate researchers will be £4,647.

Tuition fees for UK researchers will cover the cost of your study at the University. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see our Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).

If you are interested in studying with us on a part-time basis, please visit our Fees and Finance pages for part-time fee information.

If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Assistant
Email
researchdegrees@hud.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1484 473969