Arts, Humanities & Performance

Arts, Humanities & Performance courses

American Studies MA

This programme is one of the few one-year taught MA American Studies programmes in the country. We offer a range of modules designed to develop your understanding of the United States through a range of historical, literary and cultural perspectives.


Applied Theatre MA, PgDip, PgCert

MA Applied Theatre is an exciting taught postgraduate degree that offers the opportunity to explore key concepts and methodologies in applied theatre and performance. Applied Theatre is an umbrella term, embracing participatory performance and workshop activity that often have social, political or developmental objectives.


Contemporary Literature MA

Our MA in Contemporary Literature encourages you to discover some exciting new authors, as well as exploring new approaches to contemporary writing and theory.


Creative Writing MA

Our MA in Creative Writing offers a distinctive and flexible pattern of study which will meet the needs of a wide range of students wishing to extend or develop their interests in Creative Writing.


Creative Writing MFA

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing - Take your writing to the next level. Complete a book-length work: The next exciting step for those who have already completed a taught Masters.  


International History MA

Our MA in International History invites you to immerse yourself in a dynamic, varied and challenging field of academic study, with the emphasis on the 20th and 21st centuries. Beyond the intrinsic interest of its subject matter, the programme presents a distinctive and flexible opportunity to develop a greater understanding of the processes shaping the contemporary world.


Music Composition MA, PgDip, PgCert

The MA Music Composition degree programme offers you the opportunity to investigate the interrelationships between your own practice and questions arising about knowledge in and through art, composition, and dissemination in performance. Aimed at graduates and practitioners in music composition, this MA will allow you to build a strong and increasingly confident practice through awareness and interaction with current contexts of professional practice and research.


Music Production MA

The MA Music Production degree is designed for students with existing music production practice, to sharpen your skills and to deepen your understanding of the context in which you work. You are given the opportunity to develop an appreciation and understanding of the discipline of music production in terms of academic critique, as well as the industry-specific context of production practice.


Theatre & Performance MA, PgDip, PgCert

This exciting taught postgraduate degree will allow you to focus on developing your own arts practice. Your practice will be supported by experienced tutors and guest artists and you will be encouraged to create performances for festivals, city centre venues and site specific projects or for the touring studio. We will encourage you to develop strategies on how to reflect, theorise and document your practice and offer you a platform to share your thinking for public dissemination.


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