Queen's University of Belfast
Drama PhD
Queen's University of Belfast

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

Drama at Queen’s offers supervisory expertise in both critical and practice-based methods of research. Proposals are welcome in all areas of current staff expertise, details of which are available on the website of the School of Arts, English and Languages. Drama at Queen’s is well established as a leading centre for research and education in the fields of drama, theatre and performance studies and benefits from a purpose-built £1. 6m Drama and Film Centre, which opened in October 2004 and houses the Brian Friel Centre for Theatre Research. As a research student in Drama at Queen’s you will join a vibrant student cohort and benefit from the rich research culture of the School of Arts, English and Languages. Drama at Queen's aims to establish a leading, world-class research and education environment that incorporates access to, and partnerships with, the theatre profession and industry, locally, regionally, and globally. As part of a research-intensive Russell Group University, we are committed to delivering research-led teaching, allowing our research students to benefit from knowledge exchanges and public engagement activities led by our award-winning academic staff. The Brian Friel Centre has been recognised for producing 'world-leading' and 'internationally-excellent' research, which encompasses traditional and practice-based methods. We offer students the opportunity to undertake advanced, original research in one of the department's current areas of specialisation, which include Irish theatre, Shakespeare, post-conflict drama, dance and movement practices, practice-as-research, feminist performance, Beckett studies, drama and health, and applied theatre.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years. International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.

For more information on funding and scholarships for Postgraduate study, please see http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/FundingandScholarships/
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Drama, PhD, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School of Arts, English and Languages.

Costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

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About Queen's University of Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) is a public institution that has enjoyed international repute for the majority of the institution’s time as an educational centre, and this is reflected today in their impressive University Rankings from Times Higher Education and QS. With the university’s significant reputation for research prominence and academic results, and the city life on offer from Ireland’s capital, QUB deserves the consideration of any student hoping to excel in their field while also creating fond memories while they do it.

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