phd in drama and theatre studies

Last Updated on August 28, 2023

This course allows students to undertake doctoral research in any areas related to Drama and Theatre Studies. PhDs may be conducted in the area of theatre practice (playwriting, direction, devising, etc) and academic research (theatre history, contemporary drama, etc)

Programmes Available

Structured PhD AHSS (Drama and Theatre Studies)(Full-Time) 
Structured PhD AHSS (Drama and Theatre Studies)(Part-Time)
Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System. 

College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies, Humanities

Course Code: 1SPA1 (full-time); 1SPA2 (part-time)

Entry Requirements

The minimum qualification necessary to be considered for admission to the PhD programme is a high honours, primary degree (or equivalent international qualification), or ’other such evidence as will satisfy the Head of Department and the Faculty of his/her fitness’ (NUI Galway Calendar). It is more usual, however, for successful applicants to have already gained a Master’s degree.

Current research projects

Our research is conducted in association with the Moore Institute.

The Abbey Theatre Digital Archive  and other Irish Theatre archives.

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