Postgraduate taught degrees

Glasgow is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for the teaching, practice and research of Theatre Studies.

Glasgow is ranked 1st in the UK for Drama, Dance & Cinematics (Complete University Guide 2021). Our courses are grounded in a deep critical engagement with a range of forms and practices of theatre. On-campus facilities include a theatre, cinema, video-editing suite and performance studio.

We combine historical, theoretical and practice-based approaches to learning. Our close industry connections provide opportunities to learn from and work with practitioners and organisations of national and international standing.

Our visionary alumni include multi-award-winning director, John Tiffany; award-winning comedian, Richard Gadd and Artistic Director/Chief Executive of the National Theatre of Scotland (NTS), Jackie Wylie. 

If you study with us, you will be taught in small seminars, workshops and supervisions, and supported to develop critical and creative skills that prepare you for a wide variety of careers.

Postgraduate taught programmes

Our Masters programmes benefit from close links to industry, such as Playwrights’ Studio Scotland, the Edinburgh International Festival and the NTS. 

Research opportunities

We offer the following research study options: PhD, MLitt, MPhil and MRes.

Topics in which we would welcome postgraduate research include:

  • Dramaturgical practices and playwriting
  • Contemporary European/UK theatre and performance practices
  • Live art and interdisciplinary practice
  • Media and digital arts
  • Ecology, environment and heritage
  • History and historiography
  • Queer/gender theory
  • Social/political arts practices and theory.

You may want to identify and contact a potential supervisor to discuss your research proposal before you apply.