The Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts

  • Theatre studies
  • Dance studies
  • Musicology
  • Computational musicology
  • Theatre and technology
  • Dance and technology
  • Performance spaces and environment
  • Performance and disability
  • Embodiment and the performing body

  • Interdisciplinary and cross-artform practices
  • Gender, sexuality and cultural identities in theatre, performance and music
  • Sonic art
  • Music composition
  • Electronic music
  • Biomedical applications of audio and music
  • Artificial intelligence and music
  • Alternative computing and creativity
  • Musical applications of quantum computing

Research projects in media and performing arts can lead to either a written thesis or one that combines critical writing with artistic, creative and/or professional practice.

We offer part-time and full-time programmes at both masters and doctoral level.

For more information please contact the Postgraduate Research Coordinator in your field of interest.

The Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts

Our research community

A dynamic and ‘Internationally Excellent’ research environment producing ‘World Leading’ Impact (100% 4&3* REF 2021) and with expertise in computer music and composition, actor and performer training, applied theatre, creative computing and emergent technologies, immersive play and production. We are interested transformative research that redefines fields and changes lives for the better.
Discover more about our research and researchers in theatre, performing arts and music.

The House

Experience our stunning resources for students and researchers in the performing arts building, The House.

Benefit from our £7 million dynamic four-storey production house and specialist learning and research environment.

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The House

How to apply for a research degree

Do you need more information about admissions requirements? 

We offer a wide variety of degrees, including ResM research degrees, Professional Doctorates and MPhil and PhD doctorate opportunities.

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