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.
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- Thesis Submission
- The Viva Voce Examination
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DisciplinesDesign Visual Arts Theatre & Dance View 447 other Masters in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
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.
For further details contact the DMU Doctoral College.
International12200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12200 GBP per year and a duration of .
EU/EEA4407 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4407 GBP per year and a duration of .
Part time fees:
- EU/EEA - £2,204 per year.
- NON-EU/EEA - £6,100 per year.
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