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4330 GBP/year
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With internationally renowned researchers, state-of-the-art facilities, a passion for interdisciplinary working and a focus on real-world impact, the Arts Research Degree from De Montfort University has a lot to offer research students.

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In the  Arts Research Degree from  De Montfort University , our  practice-based research spans all areas of performance – dance, drama, performance art, digital technology, media, music and cultural studies – and also crosses boundaries through multidisciplinary approaches to performance.

In dance, our research themes include dance historiography, ethnography and the practice and theory of radical dance practice, while in drama we focus on contemporary performance, Renaissance theatre, gender and performance and popular theatre traditions. Our intermedial research seeks to fuse old and new media and transform practice to create new and exciting modes of performance which engage with and articulate emerging theory.

We host national and international conferences and symposia, including the annual series Playing for Laughs, and regular research seminars/workshops.


DMU is committed to supporting the development of its Early Career Researchers. More information of the training and development available can be found throughout this section and details of those courses particularly aimed at Early Career Research staff can be found here. The development of research students rests with the Doctoral College.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Formal Review
  • Annual Review
  • Progress Reports
  • Thesis Submission
  • The Viva Voce Examination

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to be admitted as a candidate for a research degree an applicant shall normally:

  • Possess a UK Honours degree with at least an upper second class honours, or an academic or professional qualification which the University deems to be equivalent (eg. an overseas qualification); and
  • Demonstrate competence in the use of the English language to the satisfaction of the University.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12700 GBP per year and a duration of  .
  • EU/EEA

    4330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4330 GBP per year and a duration of  .

Part time fees:

  • EU/EEA - £2165 per year.
  • NON-EU/EEA -  £6,100 per year.


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