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MRes Performing Arts (Drama, Dance, Music)

MRes Performing Arts (Drama, Dance, Music)

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Full time | Lincoln (Main Site) | 1 year | 04-OCT-21

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Drama Studies Performing Arts (General) Dance Music Performance / Playing

Course type


Course Summary

This course aims to provide a recognised research award in preparation for PhD study in associated areas. It is designed for students seeking to develop a foundation for doctoral study. This course offers an ideal start to your research journey in performing arts. It aims to provide the critical and methodological tools necessary for scholarly research, whilst enabling focused study in your chosen performing arts discipline and engagement with different perspectives on performance. Students on this Master's programme can benefit from the resources of Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, studios, gallery and a vibrant artistic community. The School of Fine and Performing Arts is a centre of creativity with a purpose-built arts venue, studios and gallery. It is home to a vibrant artistic community where students and staff work alongside one another to explore new synergies between fine and performing arts. The programme covers a broad spectrum of performing arts subjects (Drama, Dance, Music), incorporating interdisciplinary and mixed-method insight.


This module considers a number of theoretical and philosophical perspectives that relate to the study of performing arts disciplines. In particular, it introduces students to a range of critical debates and issues regarding gender, ethnicity, sexuality, ethics, politics, cultural materialism, historicity, and authenticity. It will explore how these debates relate to drama, dance and music, and it will consider texts, practices, and performances in relation to these critical dynamics. In particular, it will consider how issues of identity become embodied in performance, how ethical considerations relate to artistic composition and performance, and how cultural dynamics relate to performance texts and practices across the arts. Students will be encouraged to explore texts, practices and performances in their own discipline area, and will share their findings and perspectives to enable cross-disciplinary perspectives to emerge. Not only will this enable students to become proficient critical thinkers at a postgraduate level, but it will also equip students with lateral, interrogative and adaptive intellectual skills that are transferable to a variety of careers.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a first or upper second class honours degree.