The School of Arts at Kent offers a range of challenging programmes for those who want to study the arts at postgraduate level. The School has a global reputation for its dynamism and innovation in teaching and research, which is reflected in the distinctiveness of our programmes as well the quality and impact of staff research.
Based on the beautiful Canterbury campus, we offer a wide variety of programmes in Drama, Film and History of Art. Our community of graduate students follow a wide variety of research programmes and have access to a dedicated postgraduate room plus state of the art facilities and all the support and learning resources of a major, research-led University. We also offer taught postgraduate programmes at our centres in Paris and Rome.
School of Arts staff supervise graduate students in areas close to their own research. All postgraduates are invited to participate in the School’s lively programme of research events, including international exchanges, conferences, seminars and symposia. We have strong links with organisations such as the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) and the Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA), and encourage postgraduates to present work within national and international conferences. Also, we run regular research seminars, workshops, and performance-related events led by members of staff, students, and invited experts and practitioners. Staff publish regularly and widely in journals, conference proceedings and books.
Our MA and PhD research programmes:
• Drama by Practice as Research
• Drama by Research
• Film: Practice by Research
• History & Philosophy of Art
The University has a generous scholarship fund to support our research students with their tuition fees and living costs. To view all University and external funds that may be available please visit the Postgraduate Scholarships and funding pages.
In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Arts at Kent was ranked 1st for research power and in the top 20 in the UK for research quality. An impressive 98% of our research was judged to be of international quality. The School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of world-leading research.
Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.