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Theatre Studies PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 11 Theatre Studies PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Are you passionate about the performing arts and have a deep love for theatre? If so, pursuing a PhD in Theatre Studies could be the perfect path for you. This exciting and dynamic field of study allows you to delve into the world of theatre, exploring its history, theory, and practice, while making a valuable contribution to the field.

What's it like to study a PhD in Theatre Studies?

Studying a PhD in Theatre Studies is a thrilling and intellectually stimulating experience. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history of theatre, from ancient Greek tragedies to contemporary experimental performances. Through extensive research and critical analysis, you will gain a deep understanding of the theories and methodologies that underpin the art of theatre.

As a PhD student in Theatre Studies, you will have the freedom to choose your research focus, whether it's exploring the works of a specific playwright, examining the social and political impact of theatre, or investigating the role of technology in contemporary performances. You will work closely with experienced supervisors who will guide and support you throughout your research journey.

Entry requirements for a PhD in Theatre Studies

To pursue a PhD in Theatre Studies, 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 experience in the field. Additionally, you will need to submit a research proposal outlining your intended area of study and research questions.

PhD in Theatre Studies funding options

Funding for PhDs in Theatre Studies 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 Theatre Studies careers

A PhD in Theatre Studies opens up a wide range of career opportunities in the creative arts and academia. Many graduates go on to become researchers, educators, or consultants in the field of theatre. You may choose to work in universities, cultural institutions, or theatre companies, where you can contribute to the development and promotion of theatre as an art form. Additionally, your expertise in critical analysis and research skills can be applied to various roles in arts administration, arts journalism, or even in the film and television industry.

Embarking on a PhD in Theatre Studies is not only a chance to deepen your knowledge and understanding of theatre, but also an opportunity to make a lasting impact on the field. If you are passionate about the performing arts and want to contribute to the vibrant world of theatre, a PhD in Theatre Studies is the perfect next step in your academic and professional journey.

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Adrian Henri – Early Happenings in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s

The successful candidate will be expected to begin the studentship on 1 October 2024 over a 4-year period for full-time students, or over a 6-year period for part-time students, and will be required to spend time at both the University of Liverpool and Tate Liverpool, gaining access to resources and services across the two institutions. Read more

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

Research Degrees at UCA

Studying a creative research degree at UCA means joining a vibrant and progressive top ten research community with a wealth of specialist resources for creative research and practice. Read more

English PhD (option of joint PhD with Hong Kong/Singapore/Humboldt Berlin)

King's is one of the oldest English departments in the country and is home to a lively and supportive group of academics and students engaged in the exploration of literary cultures from the 7th to the 21st centuries. Read more

PhD Opportunities in English, History and Performance

We warmly invite applications for full-time or part-time self-funded PhD study. About the PhD programme. The Humanities Research Centre (HRC) at Sheffield Hallam University was founded in 1996. 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

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

Choose from 20 PhDs in literatures, languages and cultures at Edinburgh

Why take a PhD in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC) at the University of Edinburgh?. Doctorate-level study is an opportunity to expand upon your interests and expertise in a community that really values research. 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
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