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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.


Course Code: PhD (Drama and Theatre Studies), full-time; 1PA1 PhD (Drama and Theatre Studies), part-time; 1PA2

Further enquiries

Professor Patrick Lonergan
Drama and Theatre Studies, School of Humanities
T: +353 91 492 631

Research areas

Our research is conducted in association with the Moore Institute:

Performing Shakespeare in Ireland

The Abbey Theatre Digital Archive and other Irish Theatre archives

Research Areas

Theatre Archives and Theatre History
The Abbey Theatre Digital Archive
Irish Drama and Theatre
Shakespeare and Ireland
Theatre Practice and Theatre Production
Theatre and Globalisation
Intercultural Theatre
Theatre criticism
Theatre and Digital Humanities
Performance Studies
Social Media and Performance

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