PhD studentship – What Training for What Theatre? – The role of theatre training for the 21st C

Fees: UK/EU fee equivalent for three years
Maintenance grant: £13,726 maintenance per annum (tax free)
Studentship academic contact: Professor Mark Evans
External collaborators (if applicable)

Details of proposed research:
What Training for What Theatre? – The role of theatre training for the 21st C.

This project will investigate the challenges facing training for theatre in a digitised, global and post-industrial era and ask; how should training seek to re-align itself given these challenges?

The student will work within the Performing Arts Department and specifically with the theatre team, having access to leading experts in the field of theatre training. The project will commence in September 2013.

Candidate specification
Please note that eligibility to apply is restricted to UK/EU fee payers only

This is a re-advertisement- previous applicants need not reapply

Standard entry criteria for applicants to PHD

  • A minimum of a 2:1 first degree in a relevant discipline/subject area with a minimum 60% mark in the Project element or equivalent with a minimum 60% overall module average.
  • In the event of a first degree classification of less than 2:1, a Masters Degree in a relevant subject area will be considered as an equivalent. The Masters must have been attained with overall marks at merit level (60%). In addition, the dissertation or equivalent element in the Masters must also have been attained with a mark at merit level (60%).

Applicants should normally hold, or be studying for, a Master’s degree in Drama, Theatre or Performing Arts or a cognate discipline. You should also have a good first degree (BA Honours or equivalent), at first class or upper second class standard in a relevant subject. The candidate will ideally have direct experience of training processes (as a student and/or tutor) and relevant professional experience is preferred.

Further details

For an initial conversation, please contact Mark Evans, Professor of Theatre Training and Education (

Please note that only UK/EU fee payers are eligible to apply

Closing date August 28th 2013

Interview date: will be notified to shortlisted candidates

Instructions for applicants (to be added to the above studentship details):

To view details of Studentship, please visit the link:

For an application form please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

For guidance on writing a proposal, please visit the following link

Complete the application form and return with a covering letter to:
Research Recruitment and Admissions team
Student Centre
Coventry University
Priory Street
United Kingdom


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