PhD Theatre

Our PhD in Theatre will provide you with a supportive and collegiate research experience within our conservatoire, the Guildford School of Acting (GSA).

Key course information

Entry requirements
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Start date
October 2024
4 years
UK fees
To be confirmed
Overseas fees

Why choose this

  • Our research, which encompasses traditional and practice-based forms, addresses performance in history and contemporary culture. It includes:
    • Work in theatre history
    • Contemporary dance
    • Actor training
    • Musical theatre
    • Performance and cognitive science
    • Mental health and disability arts.
  • We belong to TECHNE, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded doctoral training partnership, which offers funding and a fully formed training programme for academic, professional and early-career development.
  • The University of Surrey is 33rd in the UK rankings for overall research quality by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. The University is now also ranked in the top 20 in the UK for the overall quality of research outputs – research papers and other published works.
  • GSA staff contributed to the School of Literature and Languages REF submission and we are now ranked 10th for research impact with 75% of our case studies rated for having outstanding impacts, in terms of reach and significance (4*).
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