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Drama PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 9 Drama PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Are you passionate about drama and the creative arts? Pursuing a PhD in Drama could be the perfect opportunity for you to delve deeper into the world of theatre, performance, and artistic expression.

What's it like to study a PhD in Drama?

Studying a PhD in Drama is an exciting and immersive experience. It allows you to explore your chosen area of interest within the field of theatre and performance in great depth. Whether you are interested in acting, directing, playwriting, or theatre history and theory, a PhD in Drama gives you the freedom to pursue your passion and contribute to the academic discourse in your chosen area.

During your PhD journey, you will have the opportunity to conduct extensive research, engage in critical analysis, and develop your own unique perspective on the subject. You will work closely with experienced supervisors who will guide and support you throughout your research. Additionally, you may have the chance to collaborate with fellow researchers and participate in conferences and workshops to share your findings and gain valuable insights from others in the field.

Entry requirements for a PhD in Drama

To be eligible for a PhD in Drama, you will typically need a Master's degree in a related field, such as Theatre Studies, Drama, or Performing Arts. However, some universities may consider applicants with a strong undergraduate degree and relevant professional experience. It is important to check the specific entry requirements of the institution you are interested in.

PhD in Drama funding options

Funding for PhDs in Drama may be available from various sources, including governments, universities and charities, business or industry. See our full guides to PhD funding for more information.

PhD in Drama careers

A PhD in Drama opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Many graduates go on to pursue academic careers, becoming lecturers or researchers in universities and colleges. Others may choose to work in the theatre industry as directors, playwrights, or actors, using their expertise and research to inform their creative practice. Additionally, a PhD in Drama can also lead to careers in arts administration, cultural management, or arts consultancy, where your in-depth knowledge of the field and critical thinking skills are highly valued.

Embarking on a PhD in Drama is not only a chance to deepen your understanding of the creative arts but also an opportunity to contribute to the ever-evolving world of theatre and performance. It is a journey of self-discovery, intellectual growth, and artistic exploration that can shape your career and leave a lasting impact on the field.

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PhD Studentship for research on psychological safety in elite performance training

PhD studentship at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, in association with Loughborough University. This opportunity is offered with a full fee waiver in the first instance, with the possibility of further funding. Read more

Culture, Media & Creative Industries PhD

Culture, Media & Creative Industries at King's carries out world-leading research across the field of culture, media and the analysis of particular creative industries. Read more

Research degrees in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries

When studying a research degree in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries you'll become a key member of our academic research community - experiencing a supportive, stimulating and challenging research environment which will enable you to pursue your interests and achieve your potential. Read more

Research degrees in the School of English

We offer research degrees at both Masters and PhD level. MA by Research (MAR). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Undertaking a PhD allows you to develop in-depth knowledge and make a meaningful contribution to your chosen field. Read more

Shakespeare Studies - Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Our Shakespeare Studies research programmes are taught by the Shakespeare Institute, which offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out their research in Stratford-Upon-Avon, as members of a closely-knit research community. Read more

Drama - Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Postgraduate research in the Department of Drama and Theatre Arts brings students, scholars and theatre practitioners together to achieve a new breadth and depth in the study of drama. Read more

English PhD Programme

As a PhD student in the School of English, you will be studying and researching in one of the largest and the most successful English departments in the UK. Read more

School of Cultural Studies and Humanities

The School of Cultural Studies and Humanities is the home of English Literature, Creative Writing, History and Media Studies research at Leeds Beckett University. Read more

Dissenting Graphic Illustration in Eastern Europe

Graphic illustration may include contemporary forms of illustration such as graphic novels, zines, comics, artist books, reportage illustration, posters, and graphic journalism; it may also include older forms of graphic works such as block prints, chapbooks, and periodical illustrations. Read more
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