We offer the opportunity for practice-based projects as well as projects based in the archives of the Theatre Collection, an accredited museum and archive service housed in the department. The Theatre Collection is the second-largest theatre archive collection in the UK with particular strengths in theatre in the South West; 19th-century theatre; post-Second World War theatre; live and performance art; scenery and costume design; and theatrical or related artwork.
Should research proposals span various disciplines, a supervisory team will be assembled across departments and faculties to meet the needs of the project. Alongside faculty training opportunities, all first-year research students benefit from departmental training seminars covering critical and professional issues.
A large number of graduates from the Theatre and Performance programme offered by the University of Bristol develop careers in higher education or work on high-level research projects in the field of theatre and performance; some graduates take up careers in directing and producing.
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- There is a lively postgraduate community in the department, which runs a seminar series delivered by visiting postgraduate researchers, as well as sharing research through regular reading groups and termly symposia of current postgraduate research.
- The department has a programme of research seminars and public talks, and strong partnerships with regional theatre and performance companies and arts organisations.
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- 36 months
- 72 months
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DisciplinesVisual Arts Liberal Arts Theatre & Dance View 24 other PhDs in Theatre & Dance in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A master's qualification, or be working towards a master's qualification, or international equivalent. Applicants without a master's qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis, provided they hold a first-class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent).
- Applicants with a non-traditional background may be considered provided they can demonstrate substantial equivalent and relevant experience that has prepared them to undertake their proposed course of study.
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International18900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18900 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4475 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4475 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK: part-time£2,238
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time£9,475
Living costs for Bristol
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.