Research course

Drama and Performance

Institution
University of Worcester · Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

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Entry requirements

MPhil - First or Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline, or have appropriate research or professional experience which has resulted in appropriate evidence of achievement.

PhD - A Postgraduate Masters Degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed programme of study or First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline or the applicant has appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of achievement.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

We welcome applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Drama and Performance.

Research at Worcester has grown significantly in recent years. We aim to produce research that is distinctive, socially and culturally relevant, and that influences national agendas. We continually strive to develop new areas of research excellence while, in certain areas, our work has already been acknowledged as world-leading.

School of Arts

Our School of Arts has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme. Our staff have expertise in Shakespeare in performance, British theatre history and regional British theatre, Black British and British Asian theatre and audiences together with a range of contemporary performance practices including writing for performance, sexuality in performance, theatre and digital media, autobiographical performance, site-specific performance and applied theatre. There is a particular interest in Practice as Research in contemporary performance.

Supervision areas

Our School of Arts has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme. Our staff have expertise in Shakespeare in performance, British theatre history and regional British theatre, Black British and British Asian theatre and audiences together with a range of contemporary performance practices including writing for performance, sexuality in performance, theatre and digital media, autobiographical performance, site-specific performance and applied theatre. There is a particular interest in Practice as Research in contemporary performance.

A current PhD research project in Drama focuses on the ethics of the representation of living people in contemporary playwriting.

Resources

Access to the University of Worcester’s virtual resources and its state of the art library facilities. The Drama and Performance team at Worcester also have an excellent range of resources available to support your learning and your research project which includes a purpose built drama studio with rig seating for more than 100 people, green room, dressing room, costumes and properties stores, production equipment and an in-house studio technician.

Information for international students

Any applicants whose first language is not English or who have not been educated wholly or mainly in the medium of English must reach a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 7 in writing (or equivalent in an approved test in English) or otherwise demonstrate that they have an adequate command of both written and spoken English before starting a programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    part time
    70 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Research School
Email
research@worc.ac.uk
Phone
01905 542182