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Full time | Oxstalls Campus | 2 years | FEB

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Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Performing Arts (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Postgraduate study in Performing Arts covers a wide range of topics, where students may focus on specific or interdisciplinary work. Members of the Performing Arts team have a particular interest in practice as research.

The School of Arts has extensive links with partners in Gloucestershire and beyond, and we offer opportunities for interdisciplinary research within both the performing arts and the wider university.

We have expertise in a wide range of research approaches, including social, environmental and economic impact assessments, surveying techniques and other participatory and visual methodologies. We have research interests across the private, public, not-for-profit and NGO sectors.

Research Areas:

Areas of research interest/ experience include:

musical theatre
writing for performance
immersive and participatory theatre
theatrical adaptation
live and mediated performance
theatre and interactivity
classical theatre
site-specific performance
applied theatre
wellbeing and resilience.

All students are required to take and complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods to support the development of their project and their education as researchers.

This research contributes to the subject community Performing Arts and Play and the research priority areas Sport, Exercise, Health and Wellbeing and Creative Practice as Research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

MA by Research/MRes: at least a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject. We actively encourage applications from students from different backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate research experience and achievement.

University information

Join the University of Gloucestershire and you will be part of a creative, professional community of 1,000 postgraduate students, 2,000 staff and an alumni network of 40,000 graduates. The University has recently been ranked 6th globally in the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2019 and has a growing reputation for its high level of satisfied students and excellent teaching. They strive to be outward looking and are intensively engaged...more