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Performing Arts (Postgraduate Research), Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The aim of the Performing Arts (Postgraduate Research) programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton is to give each student the best possible foundation from which to launch further research and career development.
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Overview

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a research degree with the Faculty of Arts. We will be delighted to discuss your area of interest with you but, before doing so, it is important to determine whether or not we can offer research supervision in your chosen area. 

We help our students to develop the relevant research skills and methods and also support the development of related skills such as IT, presentation and career planning.

This approach, together with the relevant research expertise and resources support the completion of high-quality research degree programmes.

Potential Career Paths

Successful completion of your PhD opens up a range of career opportunities and demonstrates your proven skills as a researcher. In all areas of music, having a PhD is now an essential element for those looking to develop a career in lecturing or research within higher education. As well as demonstration of your research skills, a PhD shows your extensive knowledge of a particular field in an applied and rigorous manner that is attractive to employers.

In addition to developing competence in a range of intellectual skills that can be advantageous to the majority of occupations, a PhD in Performing Arts (Postgraduate Research) programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton is academically relevant to careers in the arts and media, leading to employment in arts administration, research, arts journalism, arts management, and teaching.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date
    • Variable start date.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Areas of research include:

  • New Musical Theatre studies
  • Musical dramaturgy
  • Documentary theatre practices
  • Human-Computer Interfaces for performance
  • Museum and heritage performance
  • European modern dance

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • a first or upper second class honours degree, or   
  • a master’s degree, or   
  • evidence of prior practice or learning that is accepted by the Dean of Research.   

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13645 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13645 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4407 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Part-time:

  • Home/EU - 2204 GBP per year.
  • International - 6823 GBP per year.

Funding

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