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Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Musical Theatre

Course type


Course Summary

You’ll study with expert faculty to produce a performance work. You support this with a portfolio of practical research activities or compositions and critical writing.

Our supervisors have experience both inside and outside of the academy, with particular expertise in:

  • art practice
  • production
  • modernity.

We welcome research proposals in the history and theory of opera and music theatre as well as artistic practice. Situated within the transdisciplinary culture of the School of Media, Film and Music, we encourage applications from varied disciplinary backgrounds.

For an MPhil, your work is an independent piece of research but in less depth than for a PhD. You’ll graduate with the degree title Master of Philosophy. You might be able to change to a PhD while you study for an MPhil.

Different course options

Full time | University of Sussex | 3 years | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


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

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to have a Merit (an average of 60% overall) in a Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree. Your qualification should be in a subject related to your chosen area of research. You will also be considered for this degree if you don’t have the academic qualifications required, but can show evidence of equivalent professional experience.