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MPhil/PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies

Standard Duration: 3 years full-time, up to 7 years part-time

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

English Language: IELTS 7.0, Band B

This PhD is a supervised individual research project over three years full-time or five years parttime, culminating in the production of a thesis. Students initially register for the MPhil degree and upgrade to the PhD on satisfactory progress after one year.

Alternatively students can simply study for two years full-time or three years part-time, and complete a shorter thesis to gain the degree of MPhil.

I worked for more than 20 years in theatre production before becoming a consultant, helping architects and builders design performing arts buildings, but it wasn’t until I came to Warwick that the threads were drawn together. My MA and subsequent MPhil/PhD research have deepened my understanding of my own field and given me a broader context, notably into the related disciplines of culture and cultural policy. I feel more confident and engaged as a professional and as a researcher and, very importantly, I find work and research to be a lot of fun.

John Riddell, Alumnus, MA in Theatre Consultancy 2011/12


Application Fact File

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

All applications should be made online at

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