Taught course

Theatre and Performance Research

University of Warwick · School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Theatre & Performance Studies and Cultural & Media Policy Studies has launched an exciting new MA in Theatre and Performance Research (MATPR).

In this unique programme, you will interrogate the varied meanings, methodologies and productions of research undertaken by scholars and practitioners across a range of theatre and performance areas. You will have the opportunity to analyse text, performance, and performativity through multiple current theoretical and methodological approaches that are appropriate to the discipline. The programme understands research in the broadest sense, to include experimental production, practice-based enquiry, laboratory-style research & development, conceptual modelling, critical and contextual study, archival research, and advanced theorisation drawing on theatre and performance studies along with other relevant disciplines.

The team of internationally renowned academics and specialists teaching on the MA has interests that range widely across a variety of topics. These include cities, national identity, citizenship, interculturalism, gender, trauma, popular culture, agriculture, socially-engaged creative practice and new technologies—all investigated through lenses of theatre and performance. This MA will be of interest if you are seeking to update your knowledge of contemporary thinking and practice in Theatre and Performance; refresh and develop your own theatre/performance practice; or undertake further study at the PhD level.

Information for international students

English Language requirement: Band B. For more guidance on English language requirements please visit this page.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,580 per year (full-time)
International students
£19,300 per year (full-time)

For more information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585