University of Huddersfield

Drama Dance and Performance PhD

A PhD is the highest academic award for which a student can be registered. This programme allows you to explore and pursue a research project built around a substantial piece of work, which has to show evidence of original contribution to knowledge.

A full-time PhD is a three-year programme of research and culminates in the production of a large-scale piece of written work in the form of a research thesis that should not normally exceed 80,000 words.

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 the written commentary is normally a minimum of 10,000 words.

Entry Requirements

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

  • a Master’s degree or an Honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent, in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed, or
  • appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable

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 in the topics of mindfulness and performance; performance magic; horror performance; improvisation; performance and ageing; ecologies of performance; theatre and dis/diffabilities; extended vocal practices; clowning.

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