Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University

Contemporary Popular Theatres

This course involves the in-depth, research-led study of the work, contexts and consequences of contemporary British and Irish popular playwrights. Students will follow a rigorous, balanced programme of study providing opportunities for academic and practical analysis of the field of contemporary popular theatre; there is an explicit focus on text and building-based performance creates a useful counter-discourse to the usual academic emphasis on avant garde work at this level of study.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st Class or upper 2nd Class Honours degree in theatre studies or a related area of the humanities. Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Master's award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

Course modules

Modules: contemporary contexts; special topic module regionalism; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time £ 4,500 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
The Creative Campus Liverpool L6 1HP North West

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