Theatre Studies, M.Litt. | University of Glasgow | Glasgow, United Kingdom
12 months
22140 GBP/year
10050 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Theatre Studies programme of the University of Glasgow engages with a wide variety of histories and practices attached to the study of theatre. It is designed to enable you to become proficient in the techniques of historical, sociological and theoretical analysis of the theatrical process, past and present.


Why this programme

  • A key strength of this programme is its flexibility, which enables you to create a portfolio of courses based on your individual needs and interests.
  • The Theatre Studies programme of the University of Glasgow is one of the longest-established theatre programmes in the UK. Our internationally renowned reputation for research, practice and teaching ensures an ideal environment for Masters study.
  • The programme’s flexible structure allows you to work in an interdisciplinary capacity, selecting options from across the College of Arts to place theatre studies in conversation with a broad range of humanities subjects.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a major archival placement, carrying out original research in the Scottish Theatre Archive’s unique collection of materials spanning the archives of the Citizens Theatre, Scottish Ballet,  the Edinburgh Fringe and the BBC Radio Scotland script collection alongside materials from major, influential contemporary companies such as Untitled Projects and Suspect Culture.
  • Glasgow is home to a huge variety of nationally significant theatres and companies producing work that spans new writing, canonical classics, devised performance and live art, with major organisations such as National Theatre Scotland, Playwright Studio Scotland and the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) based in the city.
  • Our facilities include a studio theatre, rehearsal / workshop space and large flexible-seat theatre seating over 180 spectators, allowing you to extend historical and theoretical inquiry through practice.

Career prospects

This programme examines the nature and function of the theatrical event and theatre culture from a range of critical, historical and practical perspectives. It prepares you for a wide range of careers closely connected to theatre provision and production.

The programme's critical components also provide a good foundation for those wishing to progress to doctoral study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Theatre and Social Arts 
  • Arts Criticism
  • Contemporary Devising Practices
  • Debating Dramaturgy
  • Festivals 
  • Genders

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified
  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22140 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22140 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10050 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK Part-time fee: £1117 per 20 credits

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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