Research course


University of Sussex · School of English

Entry requirements

A Masters degree in a drama-related subject or a discipline relevant to the chosen area of research and/or evidence of substantial research and/or evidence of professional performance-related experience in the field equivalent to a Masters. A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in drama, performance or theatre studies is also usually required. For more information see

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

  • PhD in Drama, Theatre and Performance
  • MPhil in Drama, Theatre and Performance
  • Academic activities

    Our postgraduate community benefits from a wide range of seminars and events, and incorporates a number of different research interests. This provides plenty of opportunity for you to interact with other researchers within theSchool of English. You have access to the wide range of training courses and seminars provided both within the School and by our Doctoral School.

    Specialist facilities

    MPhil and PhD students have access to two diverse practical workshop spaces and equipment: one black box studio and a white, flexible, multimedia lab. A drama technician is available to help develop practical work. In addition, from 2015 all students will have access to the Attenborough Centre, the newly refurbished on-campus centre for the creative arts, with a variety of high-tech performance spaces to work in.

Information for international students

See link for international students' entry requirements:

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-48 months
part time
36-72 months


full time
12-36 months
part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Sara Jane Bailes
+44 (0)1273 876608