Funded PhD Opportunity Contemporary Performance Practice (Drama)
This opportunity is now closed.
PhD proposals are welcomed in aspects of contemporary performance practice including Dramaturgy and Playwriting; Theatre for Young Audiences; Directing; Acting. However, Dramaturgy is a priority area. Proposed research in this field may focus on creative industries and practices in the UK, USA and Ireland and might include institutional approaches to play development (literary departments, new playwrights programmes, festivals of new work, etc.); the role of the dramaturge or playwright in either contemporary or modern theatre; or Practice–as–Research projects that engage with playwriting as a methodology.
- Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) Degree or equivalent from a UK institution (or overseas award deemed to be equivalent via UK NARIC)
- Experience using research methods or other approaches relevant to the subject domain
- Sound understanding of subject area as evidenced by a comprehensive research proposal
- A comprehensive and articulate personal statement
If the University receives a large number of applicants for the project, the following desirable criteria may be applied to shortlist applicants for interview.
- First Class Honours (1st) Degree
- Completion of Masters at a level equivalent to commendation or distinction at Ulster
- Research project completion within taught Masters degree or MRES
- Practice-based research experience and/or dissemination
- Work experience relevant to the proposed project
- Experience of presentation of research findings
- Use of personal initiative as evidenced by record of work above that normally expected at career stage.
Vice Chancellors Research Scholarships (VCRS)
The scholarships will cover tuition fees and a maintenance award of £15,009 per annum for three years (subject to satisfactory academic performance). Applications are invited from UK, European Union and overseas students.
The scholarship will cover tuition fees at the Home rate and a maintenance allowance of £15,009 per annum for three years. EU applicants will only be eligible for the fees component of the studentship (no maintenance award is provided). For Non EU nationals the candidate must be "settled" in the UK.
The Doctoral College at Ulster University
Launch of the Doctoral College
Current PhD researchers and an alumnus shared their experiences, career development and the social impact of their work at the launch of the Doctoral College at Ulster University.Watch Video
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David Lyttle - PhD in MusicologyWatch Video