We use cookies on this site. By browsing our site you agree to our use of cookies. Close this message Find out more

Home > Drama and Theatre home > Prospective postgraduates
More in this section Prospective postgraduates

Prospective Postgraduates


Postgraduate Open Days and Events

For full details and also to register for these events please visit the Open Days page.


Application Deadlines

Postgraduate applicants for September 2017 entry

If you would like to start your programme of study in September 2017, please submit your application as soon as possible.

Applications for MA Theatre Directing should be submitted no later than 31 May.

Postgraduate Research applicants applying for funding

If you are applying for funding for your research programme through the TECHNE scheme, please submit your College application form no later than 6 January 2017. This will give the department time to process your application before your TECHNE application is considered. The separate TECHNE application should be submitted no later than 29 January 2017. Further information on applying for funding can be found here.


Why Study Drama at Royal Holloway?

Drama production

We have one of the largest postgraduate research communities studying Drama in the country. Our postgraduate students make a valued contribution to the research culture of the department. You’re encouraged to attend research events organised by us and will be regularly updated about calls for papers and seminar and conference information.

We welcome you to participate in our research groups and to share practice and performance of different kinds. You’re also able to extend your creative practice in a range of unique performance spaces , which include a  traditional Japanese Noh theatre , the substantial Victorian  Boilerhouse and the brand-new  Caryl Churchill Theatre

You'll also benefit from our partnerships with the cultural sector and collaborations with artists and theatre-makers. Workshops and lectures are regularly offered to postgraduates by leading playwrights, directors, choreographers and practitioners in applied theatre, including Katie Mitchell, Rebecca Prichard and Jonathan Burrows.

If you wish to follow postgraduate taught courses, we offer a range of specialist programmes. Graduates from the MA programmes have successful careers in a range of areas that build on their studies at Royal Holloway.

Our MA programmes offer intensive training in different aspects of theatre and performance: MA Playwriting, MA in Contemporary Performance Practices, and a new MA Theatre Directing course taught by renowned theatre director Katie Mitchell OBE. Each MA programme combines creative and critical practices.

We also now offer an MA by Research in Drama, Theatre and Dance

The Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance is an ideal place to undertake PhD research. You’ll join one of the largest groups of PhD students in the UK and will be taught by academics with international reputations. Our doctoral students often work together organising conferences, editing  Platform, the journal for Early Career researchers, and contributing to undergraduate experience through directing plays and leading other activities. Many of our successful doctoral students have been appointed to full time lecturing posts in a range of universities both in the UK and internationally and become highly respected practitioners and in the cultural sector.

For more information about applying for a PhD check our information for current students page.




Drama applicants and employability 

Films courtesy of PostgraduateSearch.com


Comment on this page

Did you find the information you were looking for? Is there a broken link or content that needs updating? Let us know so we can improve the page.

Note: If you need further information or have a question that cannot be satisfied by this page, please call our switchboard on +44 (0)1784 434455.

This window will close when you submit your comment.

Add Your Feedback