Theatre and Performance MA
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Arts
- 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time
- Entry requirements
A First or good Upper Second Class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in Drama, Theatre Studies or Performance Studies.
- How to apply
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The Manchester MA in Theatre and Performance offers a diverse and flexible programme of study. It provides an opportunity to study cutting-edge and provocative areas of contemporary performance theory and practice, aspects of theatre history such as nineteenth century popular performance and theatre between the world wars, socially and politically engaged theatre and activist performance. The MA integrates theory and practice, and caters for students wishing to enhance their artistic and professional careers as well as those preparing for doctoral study. For experienced, skilled practitioners, there are opportunities to focus on research through practice and explore new creative methods, areas of social engagement, professional contexts, performance techniques. For students wishing to prepare for doctoral study, the programme enables you to combine taught options with the construction of your own study module under the careful supervision of specialist staff.
The course builds on links between the University of Manchester and professional contexts and communities in Greater Manchester and beyond. It encourages the research and practice of theatre and performance that is creative and innovative, engages in experimental approaches as well as non-traditional and/or community sites. We particularly support theatre projects that engage with issues relating to transformation, critique and social responsibility.
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For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:
- MA (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £6,300
International students (per annum): £14,000
- MA (part-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £3,150
International students (per annum): £7,000
Please note: Only International students who do not require a Tier 4 visa are permitted to study the course part-time. If you are unsure if you require a Tier 4 visa, please consult this page for further information: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/do-you-need-a-visa/.
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
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- Academic department
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
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