University of Glasgow

Theatre Studies


University of Glasgow

University Avenue

Glasgow, Scotland

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MLitt in Theatre Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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. 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. You will be taught by leading academics as well as external professional practitioners. Our facilities include a studio theatre and large flexible-seat theatre seating over 200 spectators. The city of Glasgow provides an unbeatable location for the programme. Glasgow is home to a huge variety of theatres that produce and show a range from the experimental and risky to the traditional and repertory, from canonical and new writing to devised and physical performance. World leading venues include The Arches, the Citizens Theatre, Tramway and the Glue Factory. Glasgow is the base for a number of nationally significant theatre organisations, including the National Theatre of Scotland, the Playwrights’ Studio Scotland, Ankur Arts, Vanishing Point and Theatre Cryptic. Programme overview MLitt: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time The programme is mostly comprised of optional courses, enabling you to create your own Masters programme. The programme also allows you to work in an interdisciplinary capacity, selecting courses from across the College of Arts, according to personal interests. The programme convenor will work with you to ensure a sensible portfolio of courses is constructed, according to your personal aims and objectives. Core teaching is delivered in two semesters, followed by an independent desk- or practice-based project. The Independent Research Project provides an opportunity for you to identify an area of interest and to create a research project that allows in-depth critical exploration of this. Core courses Research methods Independent research project. Optional courses include Autobiography and performance Bodies in theatre and performance Contemporary devising practices Debating dramaturgy Directing Elizabethan and Jacobean drama Intercultural performance Issues in Victorian and Edwardian theatre Modern German theatre Performance theory and analysis Playwriting Space, place and performance Work placement. By the end of this programme you will have developed knowledge of a range of issues pertinent to the study of theatre, including historical, contemporary, theoretical and practical. This programme will allow you to develop a wide range of subject knowledge combined with confidence in utilising different research methodologies. Career prospects This programme is ideal for those wishing to extend their knowledge of the study of theatre. It may be of particular interest if you are aiming to progress to PhD study in the field of theatre, but have not completed an undergraduate degree in Theatre, Drama or Performance.


This is a postgraduate qualification.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

In State Tuition (per year): 5000 GBP

Out State Tuition (per year): 13000 USD

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