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 initially enrol on the MPhil programme and subsequently upgrade to PhD status if their work is considered to be at the appropriate level. You can study full'time or part'time and can apply to upgrade to PhD registration usually after 18 months (full'time) or 24 months (part'time).

All students are supervised by a full'time member of staff, generally agreed during the preliminary discussion regarding your research with the Department’s Director of Postgraduate Studies. 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:

09/2019

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

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 with a 7.0 in writing to study with us.