University of Huddersfield - Drama Dance and Performance MA by Research

University of Huddersfield

Drama Dance and Performance MA by Research

A Master's by Research (MA) allows you to undertake a one year (full-time) research degree. It contains little or no formal taught component. This type of study gives you the chance to explore a research topic over a shorter time than a more in-depth doctoral programme.

Research Master's students choose a specific project to work on and have a greater degree of independence in their work than is the case with a taught Master’s course.

You’ll be expected to work to an approved programme of work which you will develop in conjunction with your supervisor within the first few months of starting your studies. Whilst undertaking the research project you will also have the opportunity to develop your research skills by taking part in training courses and events.

Your main supervisor will normally head a supervisory team which will comprising up to three members. The research supervisor will advise and support you on your project.

At the end of the project you’ll write up your findings in the form of a short thesis of around 25,000 words, which will then be examined.

Alternatively in Drama, Theatre and Performance, it is possible to pursue a process of Practice Research where the submission includes material in other than written form and a shortened written commentary.

On successful completion, you will be awarded your degree and if you have enjoyed this taste of research you may then decide to apply for the full research doctoral degree (PhD).

Entry Requirements

  • The normal entry requirements for enrolment on a MA by Research is an Honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent, in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.
  •  IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Career Prospects

Career opportunities after completing Drama Dance and Performance

  • Actor.
  • Broadcast presenter.
  • Community arts worker.
  • Dramatherapist.
  • Runner, broadcasting/film/video.
  • Theatre director.
  • Theatre stage manager.

Course Details

Fundamental to our work, Drama research focuses on practical explorations and developing innovative ways of teaching and training. Our academic staff and postgraduate researchers conduct research around areas of:

  • Psychophysical performer training and ensemble practices

  • Practice research methods

  • Popular theatres and immersive practices

  • Identities and performance

Within these broad fields, staff and students are researching the topics of mindfulness and performance, performance magic, horror performance, improvisation, performance and aging, ecologies of performance, theatre and dis/diff abilities, extended vocal practices, and clowning.

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