University of Manchester

University of Manchester


The programme offers 4 main strands of drama at Manchester: Theatre studies, applied theatre, screen studies, music and drama studies; students have a supervisor with a specialism related to students field of research; the practice-based dissertation also gives students the opportunity to submit practice as part of their final thesis submission; the staff/student seminar series. Research Encounters, provides a weekly forum of debate and the presentation of short papers on a wide range of topics, and acts as a focal point in the postgraduate research culture.

Entry requirements

Applicants require: PhD: a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree plus a Master's qualification in a related subject area, or its overseas equivalent; for a practice-based PhD, students must demonstrate how the proposed practice will be part of the research process; MPhil: a 1st or 2.1 Honours in a related subject area, or its overseas equivalent; IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 600 paper based or 250 computer based.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a research project.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grants are competetive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students; the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures also offers a limited number of fee bursaries on a competitive basis for Master's students; details are published in Feb/Mar each year.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 3,828 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0161 275 4740