Ulster University

Ulster University

Contemporary Performance Practice

This programme combines contemporary performance practice with rigorous thinking. Performances might be in new places, for new audiences or for new events. So, whether you're interested in immersive theatre, site-specific practice or an inventive form of audience participation or applied performance, this programme will develop the skills, knowledge and experience to fulfil your ambitions.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have gained a second class honours degree or better from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or an equivalent standard (normally 50 percent) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification and provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent). As an alternative to above, in exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee), students may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme. International applicants whose first language is not English must attain either of the following English competence standards: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550.

Course modules

Semester One: Approaches to contemporary performance practice 1 (20 credits); researching contemporary performance practice (20 credits). Students can then choose between either of the 20-credit optional modules event management or professional placement. Semester Two: Approaches to contemporary performance practice 2 (20 credits) and two of three 20-credit optional modules including professional placement, the contemporary professional landscape and visitor attractions and events. Semester three: Independent project (60-credits).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,995 per Whole course (home fees) 1 calendar years
MA Part-time - 2 calendar years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Magee Campus Londonderry BT48 7JL Northern Ireland

Key information

General Enquiries
Telephone number: 
028 7012 3456