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MPhil/PhD Performing Arts Research Opportunities

MPhil/PhD 3 Years 5 Years School of Fine & Performing Arts Lincoln Campus [L] Validated

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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.

Research Areas, Projects & Topics

Example Research Areas include:

  • Theatre and Consciousness
  • Modern European Avant Garde
  • German Theatre
  • Dance and Choreography
  • 20th Century British Theatre
  • Contemporary Experimental Performance
  • Indian Theatre
  • Musical Theatre

Entry Requirements

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

Key Contacts

Dr Catherine Burge
+44 (0)1522 835134

+44 (0)1522 83 7373


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.

Tuition Fees

2016/17 Entry* Full-time Part-time
Home/EU £4,500 £2,250
(including Alumni Scholarship** 20% reduction)
£3,600 £1,750
International £15,600 £7,800
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship*** £2,000 reduction)
£13,600 £6,240
 Thesis Pending £TBA £TBA

* Academic year August - July
** UoL Alumni students only enrolling on to a Postgraduate Research programme. 20% Offset against the tuition fee payable for each year of study.
*** All International students holding a UoL degree when enrolling on a PG programme. First year’s fees only.

Guidance for Postgraduate Fees

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, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.