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MPhil/PhD Performing Arts Research Opportunities

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While studying for an MPhil or PhD, you will undertake independent research in an area of your choice, supervised and supported by a team of experienced academics. You will have access to a range of training opportunities provided by the University to develop your research skills.

Example research areas include theatre and consciousness, adaptation, translation and dramaturgy, musical theatre, intercultural theatre, modern European avant garde, Indian theatre, gender and performance, German theatre, playwriting, Shakespeare’s theatre, directing, dance and technology, 20th Century British theatre, contemporary experimental performance, practice as research, embodiment and postcolonial theatre.

Entry Requirements

Typical requirements include a good undergraduate degree (2.1 or First) and an MA degree.

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Students have access to the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, a £6million purpose-built arts centre which runs its own unique programme of public arts events throughout the year. The Centre includes a 450-seat theatre, three large studio spaces for performance and rehearsal, dressing rooms and a full workshop for the building of sets and props.

Career and Personal Development

An MPhil or PhD can enhance and progress careers in performing arts, opening up opportunities at senior levels in direction, production, management and education. It can be the starting point for an academic career, with graduates going on to professional research or teaching in higher education institutions.


2014/15 Entry* UK/EU International
Full-time £4,211 £13,871
Part-time £2,106 £6,936


2015/16 Entry* UK/EU International
Full-time £4,337 £14,703
Part-time £2,169 £7,352
Thesis Pending £629 £1,282

* Academic year August - July

Guidance for Postgraduate Fees

Postgraduate Taught

To complete a standard Masters Taught programme, you must complete 180 credit points.

Full time students will be invoiced for the programme in full upon initial enrolment.

For part-time students, tuition fees are payable each credit point enrolled. To calculate your part-time fees, multiply the part-time fee per credit point by the number of credits you intend to complete within that academic year. This is usually between 60 and 90 credit points per year.

For example, if the fee per credit point for your programme is £38, and you enrol on 60 credits, the tuition fee payable for that academic year will be £2280.

Postgraduate Research

Full time and part time postgraduate research students will be invoiced the published set fee each academic year enrolled, up to the point of thesis submission.

Upon first enrolment, the full set fee is payable.

All continuing students are required to re-enrol on their anniversary of their first enrolment. The relevant set full time or part time fee is payable by all continuing students on re-enrolment.

A reduced ‘writing-up’ fee in the 12 month period prior to thesis submission may be applicable subject to your progress. After your Viva Voce examination, additional fees will be payable if a second Viva Voce examination is required.

For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages [].

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages. Occasionally provision may be altered in order to meet changing circumstances or to keep courses up to date with trends and developments in subject areas. Specific programme queries should be directed to the teaching department. Fees for all our courses may increase each year in line with government regulations and are subject to change.

Always check our website for the latest information about entry tariffs, fees & funding before making your application to the University.