Postgraduate study in Performing Arts covers a wide range of topics, with a focus on interdisciplinary work. Members of the Performing Arts team have a particular interest in practice as research.
The School of Liberal and Performing 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.
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.
- MA by Research/MRes: at least a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject are
- PhD: a masters degree or equivalent in a subject area relevant to your proposed research topic
- We actively encourage applications from students from different backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate research experience and achievement
- EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other component) or equivalent
See the further details of tuition fees when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Dr. Robin Griffiths
Postgraduate Research Lead for the School of Liberal and Performing Arts
"Robin’s research over the past twenty years has been funded by both the British Academy and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and is primarily concerned with queer debates around national identity, spectatorship and representation."
The School of Liberal and Performing Arts has extensive links with partners in Gloucestershire and beyond.
We offer opportunities for interdisciplinary research within both the performing arts and the wider university.