University of Reading

University of Reading


Research in the department focuses on 4 main areas: practical work as a form of critical enquiry; critical, theoretical and historical studies of film, theatre and television; the relationships between film, theatre and television; methodologies of performance analysis. Department staff supervise research in Hollywood, British and European and Asian theatre, contemporary performance, theatre directing and staging, factual television, television authorship, and contemporary television genres.

Sponsorship information

The University of Reading is part of the SWW Consortium. PhD applicants to the Department of Film, Theatre and Television are therefore able to apply via this route for Arts and Humanities Research Council funding.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
MPhil Full-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

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