Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Performance and Cultural Industries


Practice-Led MPhil/PhD

Practice-Led MPhil/PhD Theatre/Dance/Performance

This programme of study is for students who wish to pursue their chosen area of postgraduate research through practice.  Students will be assigned appropriate supervisors, under whose guidance the programme of research through practice will be advanced.  Some proven expertise in the student’s chosen area of research will be a prerequisite for admission to the degree programme. The School of Performance & Cultural Industries will seek to facilitate the progress of the student’s practice, either in-house or in collaboration with local and national organisations with which we have established connections.

For assessment, students will produce a body of work demonstrating an original contribution to knowledge and scholarship, which comprises of a substantial body of creative practice produced by the candidate in pursuit of the degree, displaying critical understanding and being worthy of public presentation, together with a written submission, which provides an exploration of the research question(s) and indicates the manner in which the research is embodied in the practice.

A minimum word limit of 10,000 for MPhil and 15,000 for PhD and maximum word limit of 30,000 for MPhil and 50,000 for PhD is applicable to all practice-led PhDs across all Schools.

Practice-led MPhil students should demonstrate a distinctive practice, a significant body of thinking at the forefront of the discipline, and an ability to place the practice in an appropriate creative/cultural context.

Practice-led PhD students should demonstrate a distinctive practice, an originality of thinking, and an ability to place the practice in an appropriate creative/cultural context.
Information on fees can be found here

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For all enquiries please contact the Graduate School Administrator Linda Smith pciphd@leeds.ac.uk or 0113 343 8713

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