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University of Manchester


Academic staff: 11 
Research postgraduates: 20 

Founded in 1961 by a generous gift from Granada Television, the School of Drama has developed an international reputation for the quality of its research.

Our disciplinary approach combines an emphasis on historical and theoretical perspectives with practical exploration and understanding.

We have some of the country's leading researchers and practitioners of drama who publish widely and who promote a lively and innovative research culture.

Our superb new premises, provided by the University at a cost of more than £6 million, include:

  • The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
  • The John Thaw Studio Theatre
  • Joint Electro-Acoustic Music Studios
  • Professional level audio-visual facilities
  • Excellent workshop and practice spaces

All staff are research-active within the four main strands that comprise our profile:

  • Theatre Studies
  • Applied Theatre
  • Screen Studies
  • Music and Drama Studies


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