Skip to main content

MA by Research in Theatre and Performance Studies

Research interests include:

Whether engaged in practice or text-based research, we focus on the complex ways performance(s) interact in the public sphere, producing as well as representing myriad modes of social practice, aesthetic expression, and political intervention. Above all, we aim to enhance understanding of the role and function of theatre and performance in social and cultural life.

Our research is transnational, engaged in researching thematic areas indicated below in different ways and context ranging from North America and Europe to Africa and India in collaborative and interdisciplinary ways. We adopt many approaches including cultural histories of theatre and performance, community-based projects, ethnographic research, performance analysis, archival research, practice-as-research, performance pedagogies and technology enabled networks.

Our research is focused on the following main - but overlapping - research themes:


Essential Information

Duration: Full time: 1 year. Part time: 2 years

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

English Language: IELTS band B

Location of Study: University of Warwick

Course fees
Full time:
Home/EU: £4,191 per year (estimated)
Overseas: £16,230 per year
Part time: (Part time fees are charged over first 2 years of study)
Home/EU: £2,515 per year (estimated)
Overseas: £9,738 per year

Department Website

Application Information