Taught course

Applied Theatre and Intervention

University of Leeds · School of Performance and Cultural Industries

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline, or relevant professional experience and equivalent qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

The course is designed for students who want to develop their understanding of Applied Theatre practice and the various ways in which theatre can be utilised as an interventionist tool. You will be encouraged to explore current issues, debates and theories in the field of Applied Theatre and develop your critical understanding of the discipline whilst you grow as a reflective practitioner. A variety of contemporary approaches to Applied Theatre will be investigated through laboratory studio practice. You will be able to capitalise on our extensive partnerships with external organisations and institutions as you carry out fieldwork and apply your learning in ‘real world’ contexts. This might include work in schools, community settings, hospitals or within the criminal justice system. In addition to the core modules, you are able to select from a range of flexible options that allow for collaboration across programmes and further placement opportunities. All students complete an extended research project at the end of the programme.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all components.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate admissions
+44 (0)113 343 8714