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University of Sussex

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    03-JAN-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Our faculty are theatre-makers, performance artists, theatre historians and performance theorists. They are experts in diverse interdisciplinary approaches to the study of drama, theatre and performance.

AREAS OF STUDY

We welcome applicants with practice-as-research projects as well as historical, critical and theoretical approaches to the following areas of study:

  • contemporary performance practice and experimental theatre
  • non-human performance
  • theatre and ethics
  • Live Art, visual art and body-based practices
  • queer and feminist performance
  • dance and the choreographic
  • performance and popular cultures
  • contemporary theatre directing
  • interdisciplinary intersections (for example between performance and music)
  • early modern drama in contemporary performance
  • pedagogies of actor training.

For a PhD, your research work makes a substantial original contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sussex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Situated on the sunny South Coast, the iconic city of Brighton is only one hour from London with excellent travel links to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The sector leading business school offers a complete understanding of management, owing to Sussex’s interest in policy and expertise in science and technology.
One of the most international universities in the UK, Sussex welcomes students to join its friendly community of 150+ nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 103

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    143 75%

    18th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    4th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%

    14th

    7

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