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Drama & Theatre Studies - Structured

This course allows students to undertake doctoral research in any areas related to Drama and Theatre Studies. PhDs may be conducted in the area of theatre practice (playwriting, direction, devising, etc) and academic research (theatre history, contemporary drama, etc)

Entry requirements

The minimum qualification necessary to be considered for admission to the PhD programme is a high honours, primary degree (or equivalent international qualification), or 'other such evidence as will satisfy the Head of Department and the Faculty of his/ her fitness' (NUI Galway Calendar). It is more usual, however, for successful applicants to have already gained a Master's degree.

Further enquiries

Professor Patrick Lonergan

Drama and Theatre Studies, School of Humanities

+353 91 49 2631

Application date

1SPA1 (full-time); 1SPA2 (part-time)

Structured PhD AHSS (Drama and Theatre Studies)(Full-Time)

Structured PhD AHSS (Drama and Theatre Studies)(Part-Time)

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

Research areas

Areas of interest

Theatre Archives and Theatre History

The Abbey Theatre Digital Archive

Irish Drama and Theatre

Shakespeare and Ireland

Theatre Practice and Theatre Production



Theatre and Globalization

Intercultural Theatre

Theatre criticism

Theatre and Digital Humanities

Performance Studies

Social Media and Performance

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