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, 19th and 20th-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. We offer the opportunity for practice-based projects as well as projects based in the archives of the Theatre Collection, an accredited museum and archive service housed in the department. The Theatre Collection is the second-largest theatre archive collection in the UK with particular strengths in theatre in the South West; 19th-century theatre; post-Second World War theatre; live and performance art; scenery and costume design; and theatrical or related artwork. Should 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 first-year research students benefit from departmental training seminars covering critical and professional issues.

Entry requirements

Master of Philosophy - MPhil: An upper second-class degree or international equivalent. Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of your readiness to pursue a research degree. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website. Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: A master's qualification, or be working towards a master's qualification, or international equivalent. Applicants without a master's qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis, provided they hold a first-class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent). Applicants with a non-traditional background may be considered provided they can demonstrate substantial equivalent and relevant experience that has prepared them to undertake their proposed course of study. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Sponsorship information

The University of Bristol is part of the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP), which will be offering studentships for September 2019. For information on other funding opportunities, please see the Faculty of Arts funding pages.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 17,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 17,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 17,100 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (EU) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 9,300 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (England) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 17,100 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (EU) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2020 4,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (England) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (EU) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2020 2,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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