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MA by Research in Theatre and Performance Studies

Standard Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

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

English Language: IELTS 7.0, Band B

The degree is a supervised individual research project completed over one year full-time or two years part-time, offering an introduction to academic research for those looking to pursue study in a specific area not covered by a taught Master’s programme.

Research interests include:

Cities, Spaces and National Identities; Interrogating the Popular; Memory, History and Historiography; Postcoloniality and Intercultural Performance Practices; Questions of Politics, Representation, and Non-Normative Psychological Experiences; Music, Online Performance and the Theatricality of Dining; the Ontology and Aesthetics of Digital Video and Transmedial Adaptations; English 19th Century Theatre and Drama; Melodrama; Theatre Audiences; Contemporary North American and European Avant-Garde Performance; Contemporary European Drama; the New Europe; Polish Theatre; European Street Theatre; Dramaturgy; Community-based Theatre; the Cultural Politics of Madness and Trauma; Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Philosophy; Popular Theatre Practitioners of the 20th/21st Centuries; Theories of Identity; African and South African Drama and Performance and their relationship to Myth, Memory and History; Oral and Intercultural Theatrical Forms; Critical Theory; Avant-Garde and Political Theatre; Exilic Drama and Theatre; Post-Modern Performance; Semiotics of Performance; Playwriting and Dramaturgy; Theatre of Northern Ireland; National Identities; Masculinities and Performance; Theatre and Art; New Media and Multimedia Performance; Performance and Food; Art and the City; Performance ‘on foot’; Live Art and Performance; Sustainability and Globalisation.

More information on the MA by Research

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Entry Requirements

MA by Research (MAR): 2:i undergraduate degree in a related subject

MPhil/PhD: 2:i undergraduate degree and Master’s (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language Requirements
Band B, IELTS 7.0

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Tuition Fees
(2016/17 rates)
Full-time £4,109, Part-time £2,465
Overseas (band 1):
Full-time £15,460, Part-time £9,276
Overseas (band 2):
Full-time £19,740, Part-time £11,844

Funding opportunities are listed on the Graduate School Website