University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

European Theatre

This course explores the subject in detail covering; British, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Scandinavian theatre studies, as well as drama and performance theory.

Entry requirements

The usual entrance requirement is a Master's degree in a related subject, however, students may be admitted if they have other qualifications or work experience that are deemed comparable. If English is not the 1st language, applicants must have 1 of the following qualifications as evidence of their spoken and written English: IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each module); TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 23 in each module); PTE(A): total 67 (at least 61 in each of the 'Communicative Skills' sections); CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 176 in each module).

Course modules

17th-century French theatre; 19th- and 20th-century Italian literature; 20th-century German theatre and cultural politics, particularly in the Weimar republic and the GDR; contemporary French cinema; contemporary French fiction; digital philology; early modern Spanish culture; electronic publishing; English renaissance theatre and theories of performance and performativity; film aesthetics and film philosophy; gender and performance; gender history; Greek and Persian political and sociocultural history; Greek poetry; literary theory; medieval literature; modernism and performance; reception studies and popular culture; Russian modernist and postmodernist film, theatre and literature; Scandinavian literature; word and image.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Graduate School Administrator
Telephone number: 
0131 650 4114