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PhD Applied Theatre

Benefit from the supervisory expertise of staff at the forefront of research in applied theatre and performance.

PhD Applied Theatre / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
Duration
36 months [full-time], 72 months [part-time]
Entry requirements

We require successful completion of a master's course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Find out how to apply for this programme .

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Programme description

Applied theatre is an umbrella term referring inclusively to any form of theatre practice seeking to engage of intervene in social, educational and/or community context.

Our pioneering PhD Applied Theatre doctoral programme is specifically designed for people working in applied theatre who want to undertake advanced research which builds on their professional knowledge and practice.

The structure of the programme is devised to enable you to develop your career while simultaneously undertaking a research project that leads to a doctoral qualification.

This professional practice-focused doctorate aims to engage experienced professionals in advanced research, and reflects the need for structured forms of professional development and reflective practice across the arts sector.

The programme takes explicit account of the professional practice-base of the student, integrating this as a central knowledge base for the research project, and supporting the development of dynamic knowledge outcomes that can have an impact across academic and non-academic contexts.

We support the development of reflective practice that can respond to and influence the complex unpredictable and shifting social and cultural contexts within which theatre practitioners operate.

The programme will introduce you to a range of dynamic and challenging concepts and methods with which to reflect critically and constructively on your professional practice.

Open days

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Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): £18,500
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA

Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course 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 project.

Scholarships/sponsorships

We offer a limited number of bursaries and studentships on a competitive basis, details of which can be found via the links below.

Please note that while we do not have closing dates for programme applications, all funding competitions have a specified deadline for submitting the funding application form and a separate (earlier) deadline for submitting the online programme application form, both of which will be stated in the funding competition details below.

You may also be eligible for a postgraduate loan from the government. Find out more about this and other sources of funding on the funding opportunities page.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
Rachel Corbishley
Telephone
+44 (0) 161 275 3559
Email
Website
http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/drama/research/postgraduate-research/
Academic department overview

See: About us

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