University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Theatre and Performance

The Department of Theatre offers supervisory expertise in a wide range of subject areas, including early modern theatre and performance practices, nineteenth- and twentieth-century theatre and performance, contemporary British theatre, adaptation and translation of theatre and performance, contemporary performance practices, performance archives, dance histories and practices, the role of the body in performance, philosophy and performance. The Department has particular strengths in historical research and practice-as-research, and offers the opportunity for practice-based projects as well as projects based in the archives of the Theatre Collection, housed in the Department, an accredited museum with the 2nd largest theatre archive collection in the UK. Where research proposals span various disciplines, a supervisory team will be assembled across departments and faculties to meet the needs of the project. Alongside faculty training opportunities, all research students also benefit from 2 departmental training classes, taken in the 1st year of their study (methods and questions in performance research and critical theory).

Entry requirements

MPhil: An upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or international equivalent). MPhil/PhD: A pass at Master's level (or international equivalent).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time - 1 years
MPhil Part-time - 2 years
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0117 331 8443