Postgraduate study in Drama and Theatre Arts 

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We offer a range of postgraduate study options which combine teaching and research:

Directing MRes

  • Combined research and taught
  • Full time

New for 2014, this course aims to prepare you practically and intellectually for a career in theatre directing. The course is delivered in partnership with several local and regional theatre companies (see Professional Preparation module), providing placement [more...]

Humanities MA/Diploma/Certificate

  • Taught
  • Full time, part time

This new interdisciplinary programme draws on expertise in the Humanities from across the College of Arts and Law, allowing you to select modules from a range of disciplines in order to complete a Certificate, Diploma or Masters level qualification. The programme’s core [more...]

Drama and Theatre Studies PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

  • Distance learning, doctoral research
  • Full time, part time

The Drama and Theatre Arts department offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in a dynamic environment which allows students, scholars and theatre practitioners to work together to achieve a new breadth and depth in the study of drama. It also takes [more...]

Drama and Theatre Studies Practice-Based PhD (through Dramaturgy, Playwriting or Performance)

  • Doctoral research
  • Full time, part time

This innovative new programme allows academic research to be conducted through practical experimentation, such as the investigation of processes of theatre making or the practical application of particular aesthetic theories. It provides a unique opportunity for you to [more...]

Playwriting Studies MRes

  • Combined research and taught
  • Full time

This is Britain's leading programme dedicated to the craft of the dramatist. It was founded by internationally renowned playwright Professor David Edgar and is now convened by professional playwright Fraser Grace.

College of Arts and Law Graduate School

The School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes. Visit the EDACS website for details. All of our postgraduate students become part of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School. Visit the website to find out more about its vibrant research community and top class facilities, as well as funding and scholarship opportunities