The University of Birmingham’s Department of Drama and Theatre Arts is delighted to announce a range of AHRC-funded studentships for September 2014, through its involvement in the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership.

We would like to encourage applications for PhD study in the following areas:

  • Contemporary theatre and performance
  • 19th and 20th century British, European and American theatre and performance 
  • Performance technologies 
  • Performer and directing methodologies
  • Popular theatre and performance 
  • Practices of Russian theatre and actor training 
  • Shakespeare 
  • Theatre and critical theory/ philosophy 
  • Theatre and music 
  • Theatre and politics
  • Theatre on film
  • Theatrical adaptation and/or translation
  • UK arts funding policies and practices

These scholarships will enable the recipients to undertake meaningful and stimulating research under the guidance of a supportive and distinguished group of academics. For full details of research opportunities available in the Department of Drama and Theatre research page, and postgraduate study page.

To apply for funding, students must have applied for a place to study at the University of Birmingham and have already provided two academic references via the university’s application system. The deadline for applications is 12 noon, Thursday 9 January 2014.

For further information, please visit: or email:

If you would like to learn more about postgraduate study and funding opportunities at the University of Birmingham, come along to our Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 27 November 2013. For further details, and to register, please visit

We will also be running a workshop on writing PhD applications for prospective AHRC applicants on Saturday 7 December; bookings will open for this event shortly but in the meantime, to register your interest in attending, please email: