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Drama & Theatre Studies - Research

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.


PhD(Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)(Drama and Theatre Studies)

PhD(Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)(Drama and Theatre Studies)

Further enquiries

Professor Patrick Lonergan
Drama and Theatre Studies, School of Humanities
+353 91 49 2631

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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