Drama, Dance and Performance at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

Our broadening of expertise and reputation was reflected by the QS World University Subject Ratings 2020 (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2020/performing-arts), where the University of Huddersfield received a 5-star rating for Performing Arts. A PhD is the highest academic award. This programme allows you to explore and pursue a research project that is built around a substantial research question and leads to an original contribution to knowledge. A full-time PhD is a three-year programme (often with a fourth year for “writing up”). During this time you will have the opportunity to develop your research skills by taking part in training courses, events, and seminars. You will have one main supervisor as well as one or more secondary supervisors, who will guide and support you across all phases of the programme. At the same time, you will have significant independence in conducting your research. The PhD culminates in the production of a large-scale piece of written thesis. This is standardly up to 80,000 words but may be closer to 40,000 words where live performance and/or its documentation (often in the form of video) make up a significant part of the thesis. Your final thesis will be examined by an appointed panel of experts in the field. On successful completion, you will be awarded your degree. The awarding of the PhD means that you are prepared to conduct research independently.

Entry requirements

The normal level of attainment required for entry is: * a Master’s degree or an Honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent, in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed, or * appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £2420 Year 1
England £2420 Year 1
Northern Ireland £2420 Year 1
Scotland £2420 Year 1
Wales £2420 Year 1
Channel Islands £2420 Year 1
EU £8000 Year 1
International £8000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Tuition fees for UK students will cover the cost of your study at the University. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see our Fees and Finance - https://www.hud.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-finance/ Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.
Drama, Dance and Performance at University of Huddersfield - UCAS