Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Performance and Cultural Industries

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Postgraduate

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The School’s ground-breaking Postgraduate courses are designed to meet the needs of today’s graduates. Both intellectually and practically rigorous, they are an excellent springboard for a future in the cultural sector and related areas. The programmes operate from the the stage@leeds building at the heart of the university campus, with fully equipped Professional Theatre spaces. We are situated within one of the leading research universities in Europe, and students have judged Leeds the most popular city to study in Britain.

We offer four taught masters programmes (listed below) and research degrees: PhD, MPhilPractice-led MPhil/PhD Theatre/Dance/Performance and  MA by Research.

The Research programmes see students extend disciplinary horizons through specialised supervision of their own original research.

Staff in the school are happy to discuss specific interests and any questions you may have as you make an important decision about your next phase of study and target new career goals.

Research-based Study

Students sometimes ask what is the difference between Taught and Research degrees. Taught Programmes are composed of a number of modules that are offered to students through a combination of weekly lectures and seminars. Students are expected to conduct reading tasks and participate in classes. They are also assessed through written coursework, such as essays and examinations taken at the end of each semester. The programmes are taught over one year: teaching is spread across two semesters running from September to January and from February to June. The remainder of the year is taken up by the completion of a dissertation.

Research study, on the contrary, is conducted by the individual. Students who enrol for a PhD research programme are expected to produce independent research under the guidance of the department, within a specific field and on a specific topic chosen by the student. This envolves researching and wiritng original research thesis up to 100,000 words, which is expected to make a contribution to the field. The study should be completed within the 3 to 4 years. if full-time.

Alumni Tuition Fee Bursary

If you are a former student of the University of Leeds you may be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary. Find out more at here

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