At Anglia Ruskin, our research focuses on twentieth-century, contemporary and experimental performance, interrogating both theatre-making processes and performance outcomes. It covers a broad spectrum of performance forms, including text-based theatre work; interdisciplinary and collaborative performance, involving such aspects as digital media, interculturalism, medicine, dance, physicality and music; devising and directing strategies; critical theory; and live art practice.
The interdisciplinary nature of our research creates a rich and stimulating environment for staff and students. You’ll benefit from a variety of research-oriented events, including our Faculty and Departmental research seminar series, performance events and international conferences.
We also enjoy links with the wider community, including local arts venues like The Junction, the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse and Kettle's Yard; the University of Cambridge's Centre for Research into Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH); and various NHS health providers.
MPhil: 1-3 years (full-time). 2-4 years (part-time).PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: 2-5 years (full-time). 3-6 years (part-time).PhD: 2-5 years (full-time). 3-6 years (part-time).
We’ll provide you with many opportunities for career development and training, in areas like writing up a paper for publication; placing an academic article; giving a conference paper; the doctoral writing style; updates on research methods and literature searches; internet training; editing skills for doctoral research; subsequent monograph publication; and dealing with festivals, agents, and publishers. You might also be able to take on teaching responsibilities in the department, or organise research events like seminars and conferences.
In conjunction with the University’s research support, you can request specific support for writing-up, conference papers, general research methods and other research skills if you need it.
Our staff are recognised as experts in their fields and have produced a number of influential books, journal articles, edited collections and creative artefacts.
Dr Gianna Bouchard, BA, MA, PhD (Principal Lecturer): contemporary theatre practice & critical theory; live art; performance and Interdisciplinary arts practice; medical discourse and performance.
Dr Nigel Ward, MA, PhD (Senior Lecturer): directing; intercultural performance; digital performance; Antonin Artaud; performance theory; intercultural theatre.
Dr Sue Wilson, BA, MA, PhD (Senior Lecturer): twentieth-century drama and literature; Samuel Beckett's plays and prose; postmodernism in performance, drama and literature; critical theory.
MPhil: Candidates must hold a BA or equivalent in a related subject area.
PhD: Candidates should normally hold an MA or equivalent in a related subject area.
If English is not your first language, you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.
£4,500International students, 2016/2017 (MPhil/Phd, per year, full time)
£11,200PhD by Published Work, 2016/17 (Initial registration)
£1,000PhD by Published Work, 2016/17 (Full registration)
£3,200Writing up, 2016/17 (UK & EU students)
£1,300Writing up, 2016/17 (International students)
£1,300UK, EU & International 2016/17 Bench fee ranges from 1000 to 7000
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