University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Drama and Theatre Studies (practice-based through Dramaturgy, Playwriting or Performance)

Research interests include: Theatre history and Shakespearean interpretation; performance practice, especially directing and acting (and how these are brought together through rehearsal), devising and performer training; Victorian and Edwardian theatre; popular theatre studies; contemporary and historical popular entertainment; music theatre; contemporary theatre making and music performance; multi-media performance; contemporary theatre and performance; political and cultural theory; performance and devising techniques; new writing for theatre.

Entry requirements

A good related degree is required.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 4,610 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 14,180 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Part-time £ 2,225 per Academic year (home fees) 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

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