Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies Research

Welcome to your PhD studies in music, drama, film or heritage/museum studies. We are a vibrant multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary unit of approximately 25 PhDs, covering the subject areas above, in addition to interdisciplinary topics which engage with other subject areas, including Irish, nursing, education, computing and peace and conflict studies.

We have also become a more internationally diverse community in recent years, with regions represented including Europe, the Near East, Asia, and the Americas. We regard equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) as a key part of our work and intellectual and creative community, and we are striving to embody this around providing a supportive environment for all of our PhDs, regardless of background: race, ethnicity and/or cultural/national background, gender and/or sexuality, disability, socioeconomic, etc. PhDs can also access supportive communities via staff and student EDI networks, and if they encounter problems, are encouraged to reach out to relevant staff and/or support services.

We currently work primarily across two schools (Arts and Humanities, Derry-Londonderry, and Communication and Media, Belfast), which are both part of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. PhDs will be registered and assigned office space at the campus of the chair of their supervisory team, but will have the opportunity to meet peers at other campuses through research unit seminars (primarily held at our Derry campus) and Doctoral College training and social events (all campuses). PhDs can also access our integrated library facilities across all campuses, as well as discipline-specific resources (music, drama, and film/screen facilities in Derry, and film/screen facilities and gallery spaces in Belfast).

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Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies

A unique multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary environment for research across and between the fields of drama, film, music, heritage and museum...