About Research Fees Entry How to apply Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education Drama research degrees Postgraduate - Research MA by Research PhD Looking for a funded PhD? Check out our current PhD scholarship opportunities now PhD Scholarships About our programmes Drama at Hull has a strong reputation for world-leading and internationally excellent research. We offer supervision of research degrees at MA by Research and PhD level in a wide range of subjects, reflecting both the individual interests of staff and our research groupings in Performance, Technology and Aesthetics; Performance Translation and Dramaturgy; and Research in Engagement and Participation. Your research might take the traditional form of a wholly written thesis, or might be based on experimental practice supplemented by written critical commentary and other forms of documentation. Either way, you have the opportunity to expand your own knowledge, and that of the subject area, through original research in a form tailored to your needs, under expert guidance. We have three well-equipped performance studios – all with backstage facilities, including dressing rooms, control rooms, a design workshop, and costume and prop stores. Students also benefit from visits by speakers, trips to see performances and professional touring theatre, dance and music performances. Research supervisors Professor Pavel Drábek Details Open for admission in 2018/19 Open for admission in 2019/20 Full time Part time MA by Research 1 year 2 years PhD 3 years* 5 years* * plus writing-up time Start in January, May or September Get in touch Admissions +44 (0)1482 466850 International Enquiries Research Our experts welcome applications for postgraduate study across a broad range of topics. Our main research interests include: Performance Histories Classical Greek theatre Medieval theatre Early Modern English and European theatre Early Soviet theatre Czech theatre Contemporary British and European drama Applied and Social Theatre and Performance Disability arts and culture Theatre, engagement and citizenship Performance and activism Sport and performance Performance, democracy and participation Performance Practices Scenography Collaborative practices Popular performance Comedy Theatre and embodiment Live art Intermedial performance Audience studies Historical and contemporary acting and directing practices Systems of actor training Theories of rehearsal Dance and choreography World and Intercultural Theatre and Performance Afro-Caribbean and diasporic theatres Theatre translation Cultural re-appropriations of theatrical forms Related courses MA in Theatre Making The Postgraduate Training Scheme It is now widely recognised by employers, professional bodies and research funding agencies that specialist expertise alone is not sufficient preparation either for research or a subsequent career. With this in mind, the University of Hull requires all its postgraduate research students to follow a research training programme relating both to their particular field of study and to generic skills; for example, information technology and communication skills. Postgraduate Training Scheme Fees and funding Home/EU: £4,327 (full-time) Home/EU: £2,163 (part-time) International: £14,000 (full-time) These fees are for all research degree programmes on this page. For courses lasting more than one year, small annual increases may apply. For more information, please visit the fees and funding page. The standard length of a full-time PhD programme is three years, or five years part-time, plus 'writing-up'. For full-time students, writing up typically takes about three months but may be extended to one year without further paperwork. For part-time students, writing up typically takes one year, but may be extended to two years without further paperwork. There is a small continuation fee to be paid for the writing-up period. The continuation fee is partly reimbursed, if you submit in less than one year (full-time) or less than two years (part-time). For information about bursaries and how to fund your studies see our money page, or take a look at our PhD scholarships page for specific funded PhD opportunities. The University’s Postgraduate Training Scheme (PGTS) provides a range of generic and discipline-specific modules to support research students through their programme. Find out more The library has an exclusive lounge for postgraduate research students and a dedicated Skills Team to provide a wide range of study and research skills help. Find out more The Graduate School provides support to postgraduate research students. Offering skills development opportunities and dedicated facilities, the school is here to help you achieve your potential. Find out more Research at Hull tackles big challenges and makes an impact on lives globally, every day. Our current research portfolio spans everything from health to habitats, food to flooding and supply chain to slavery. Find out more Entry requirements You should normally have, or expect to obtain, at least 2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject or related Arts or Humanities subject. You should submit a sample of your written work in the relevant subject of at least 4000 words (for MA by Research) and at least 10,000 words (for PhD). With your application, you should also submit a research proposal that should be tailored to your research area and should include the following: project title, project synopsis (of c. 500 words), series of research questions, discussion of research context, consideration of the research methods and methodology to be employed, bibliography Research proposals should not exceed 1500 words in length (excluding bibliography). International students If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here. If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses. 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