Doctorate-level study is an opportunity to expand upon your interests and expertise in a community that really values research; and to make an original, positive contribution to European Theatre.
One of Europe’s foremost festival cities, with a rich artistic heritage and theatrical culture, Edinburgh is an inspirational place to study theatre. Researchers and practitioners are drawn here from across the globe.
As well as the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the city is a year-round cultural treasure trove, with venues ranging from pop-ups and community spaces to the multi-stage Traverse Theatre, which provides support and opportunities for new and emerging writers.
Join our community and undertake a specialised research project under the guidance of experienced and well-published supervisors.
Training and support
The European Theatre programme offered by The University of Edinburgh includes training on research skills, methods and problems.
Between the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC), the Careers Service and the Institute for Academic Development (IAD), you’ll find a further range of programmes and resources to help you develop your postgraduate skills.
You will also have access to the University’s outstanding libraries, collections and worldwide strategic partnerships.
Our graduates tell us that they value LLC’s friendliness, the connections they make here and the in-depth guidance they receive from our staff, who are published experts in their field.
We have particular strengths in:
- 17th-century French theatre
- contemporary French cinema and fiction
- 19th- and 20th-century Italian literature
- 20th-century German theatre and cultural politics, particularly in the Weimar Republic and the GDR
- digital philology
- early modern, modern and contemporary Spanish literature and culture
- electronic publishing
- English Renaissance Theatre and theories of performance and performativity
- film aesthetics and film philosophy
- gender and performance
- gender history
- Greek and Persian political and sociocultural history
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesVisual Arts Liberal Arts Theatre & Dance View 26 other PhDs in Liberal Arts in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree and a masters degree, or their international equivalents, in a related subject.
- We may also consider your application if you have equivalent qualifications or experience; please contact a supervisor to check before you apply.
International23350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23350 GBP per year during 36 months.
Home fees have still to be agreed
PhD PT fees
- International/EU: £11,675
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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