Research course

Drama and Performance MPhil/PhD

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

Entry requirements

MRes and 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. An applicant holding qualifications other than those specified above shall be considered on his or her merits. Evidence of ability and background knowledge must be provided in relation to the proposed topic and research degree. 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. If an applicant does not meet this standard they may be required to attend a pre-sessional English course or any other requirement laid down by the University. Entry qualifications for international students are guided by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre’s (NARIC) advice on international qualifications.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The University of Worcester welcomes 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.

As a research student you will join a vibrant student community in our Research School and become part of our dynamic research environment. You will have the opportunity to be supervised by leading researchers in your field and to take advantage of our rich Researcher Development programme. This will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to complete your research degree while enhancing the skills you will need in any future career.

Department specialisms

20th Century British theatre history; regional theatre; Black British and British Asian Theatre, Shakespeare in performance; Site Specific Performance; Devising and physical theatre

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

PhD

part time
70 months
full time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Prof Claire Cochrane
Email
c.cochrane@worc.ac.uk
Phone
01905 85 5452