PhD Applied Theatre / Application and selection
Year of entry: 2020
How to apply
Advice to applicants
If you are thinking of applying to do a research degree in applied theatre, you should consult the individual web profiles of our members of staff in Drama and think about how their research interests coincide with your own. Our web profiles include our emails, so you can easily contact us if you wish.
It is the nature of research that it is exploratory and breaks new ground, and we can help you judge what areas you might most profitably explore.
Find out more on the how to apply page.
Please note that we do not teach evening classes or offer distance learning courses.
How your application is considered
After considering your research proposal, applicants will be invited to attend an interview with two applied theatre staff. Interviews will be structured around questions exploring professional experience, motivations for study and openness to critical consideration of professional practice. Interviews will help to confirm applicants' sense of critical inquiry and readiness to undertake the programme.
The University requires an interview for all applicants to whom we consider making an offer.
Interviews will be conducted by two academics, usually the proposed main supervisor and the subject PGR Director (or an assigned representative).
The interview can be either face-to-face or via Skype, conference call or email.
The interview serves several purposes, allowing us to:
- get a better picture of your ability to carry out the proposed doctoral project than the research proposal on its own;
- tell you what the proposed supervisor(s) can bring to the project;
- discuss with you directly any potential problems with the practical aspects of your studies and explore solutions together.