We offer two postgraduate research programmes at both Masters by Research and PhD level: our Drama and Theatre Studies programme, and our innovative Practice-Based programme.

Release your creativity at one of the UK’s leading centres for postgraduate research in theatre and performance. Benefit from our extensive resources and established links with world-class theatres in Birmingham and beyond.

Whether practical or theoretical, your research will be supervised by leading expects in your chosen field. Our expertise covers a wide range of areas, from contemporary performance to theatre historiography, and our research is conducted using a variety of methodologies including archival research, performance criticism and practice-as-research.

Our postgraduate research degrees


Already an undergraduate student at the University of Birmingham?

If you choose to continue your postgraduate degree with us in September 2020, you could receive a £1500 discount on your tuition fees. Apply by 10 September 2020

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Image: ‘Eurydice’ by Sarah Ruhl. Directed by Ian Nicholson. Performed by The Department of Drama and Theatre Arts. Photography by David Crisp. Lighting by Phil Speck.