Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The Department of Theatre and Performance's research embraces a range of global theory and practice in theatre and performance including play'texts, physical practices and critical/cultural theory on which students can draw in their research.

The research culture is both interdisciplinary and intercultural. It's an ethos reflected across our staff, our programmes and our students.

As a research student, you may register either for research based on practice with a written element, or for research by written thesis.

If your topic is practice'led you should be concerned to contextualise your practice in relation to other cultural production and critical theory in your contribution to new knowledge.

Empirical research is essential to innovative practice and you will be required to propose how you intend to conduct this during the course of your studies, as well as present and document this as part of your final submission.

At research level, the Department’s aim is to encourage and support innovative thinking and approaches to praxis, both historical and contemporary and within a broad cultural frame of reference, and for this to be conducted within the context of live as well as academic sources.

Goldsmiths celebrates interdisciplinarity and supervision may be conducted within the department as well as through inter'departmental co'supervision.

Course Modules

All students enrolled on the MPhil/PhD programme are required to attend a weekly seminar in research methodology. This seminar is designed to bring together research students with diverse interests in a co'operative and stimulating environment. Its objectives include training students for the Spring Review Week, written and oral presentations, preparation for upgrading procedures, and publication of articles.

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £17,800 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
3 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil
4 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil

Qualifications required:

  • You should normally have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a related area. You might also be considered if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level. If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements IELTS 7.0 (including 7.0 in the written test) to study with us.