Postgraduate programmes in Theatre

Taught programmes

We do not run taught programmes in theatre and performance. However, we do run one-year MPhil research programmes: see below for details.

Research programmes (MPhil, PhD)

We welcome and encourage applications for postgraduate degrees by research. In addition to topics focusing on single research areas, we actively encourage interdisciplinary research that cuts across the spectrum of theatre, film and television studies, or other intellectual disciplines in the Faculty of Arts and beyond. Joint supervision may be provided.

Research areas

See our departmental research areas for more information on how our research activity is focused within the Department of Theatre.

Further information on Theatre research programmes.

Skills training

You will also benefit from a postgraduate skills training programme, which allows you to extend your range of academic and professional skills. You may also be given the chance at an appropriate stage to teach undergraduates, and you will be offered training for this purpose, leading to formal accreditation.

Theatre postgraduates will have the opportunity to take units on Methods and Questions in Performance Research and Critical Theory as part of their research degrees.

Faculty support

We foster a vibrant postgraduate community across the Faculty of Arts, providing you with dedicated support when you need it.


Theatre is among the subjects eligible for funding from the AHRC South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership. The Faculty of Arts also offers funding opportunities for taught and research programmes.

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