Studentships | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama




The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, invites Expressions of Interest from students interested in applying to the London Arts and Humanities Partnership AHRC funded Studentship scheme (commencing in October 2020). The scheme is suitable for candidates wishing to undertake doctoral study in the field of drama, theatre, and performance.  For anyone interested in pursuing this exciting opportunity, please fill out our Expression of Interest form, which you can download once you have completed ‘application stage one’:

In the space of less than a decade, Central has built up a unique culture of postgraduate research in all aspects of theatre-making and performance. We welcome applications in any of the following areas of specialization:

  • Applied and Social Theatre.
  • Directors’ Theatre
  • Choreography and digital humanities
  • British and European theatre practices (including playwriting, translation and adaption, and interdisciplinary work)
  • Theatre and cultural history
  • Curation and documentation
  • Performance and technology (technology in performance, and digital methods for the study of performance)
  • Theatre aurality
  • Film theory and film analysis
  • Theatre, politics and philosophy.
  • Transnational theatre
  • Queer performance.

To register interest in applying, applicants will need to have submitted their Expressions of Interest form through Central’s online portal by 09.00 on Monday 9th December 2019.  Please note: eligibility for the scheme is restricted to Home and EU candidates.  For enquiries, further information, or a preliminary discussion about making an application, please contact  

Applications sent directly to Research Services or to potential supervisors by post or email will not be considered.

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