Research course

Music Theatre

University of Sussex · School of Media, Film and Music

Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to have a Merit (an average of 60% overall) in a Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree.

Your qualification should be in a subject related to your chosen area of research. You will also be considered for this degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of equivalent professional experience.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

A PhD in Music Theatre invites you to work across media to challenge disciplinary boundaries.

You’ll study with expert faculty to produce a performance work. You support this with a portfolio of practical research activities or compositions and critical writing.

Our supervisors have experience both inside and outside of the academy, with particular expertise in:

  • art practice
  • production
  • modernity.

We welcome research proposals in the history and theory of opera and music theatre as well as artistic practice. Situated within the transdisciplinary culture of the School of Media, Film and Music, we encourage applications from varied disciplinary backgrounds.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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