Taught course

Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance

University of York · Department of Theatre, Film and Television

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to have at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry


Course content

This course offers a distinctive combination of analytical and practical methods for the creative investigation of plays and performance texts; the main emphasis of the course is on the interpretation of text through the consideration of acting and directing processes, production conditions, historical context, and institutional and cultural politics.

The course is designed to accommodate students who may wish to pursue further academic study and students who wish to go into the theatre or media industries; the course aims to develop high-quality researchers and theatre practitioners who understand the practical dynamics of process and production.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 325237