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The MA Research aims to prepare students to progress as expeditiously as possible to advanced research, harnessing their already-acquired understanding of, and skills in, areas of performance or other professional practice to methodologies appropriate to the scholarly investigation of theatre. To meet this aim, the programme offers a very thorough training, with tutorial teaching, individual supervision and carefully graded assessment hurdles, ensuring that its graduates will be fully and richly equipped for the more independent research of PhD study. The objective is to bring all students up to MPhilPhD level in the use and application of critical theory to research in theatre and drama. Further aims include enabling students to use a variety of critical-theoretical methods assistance with selecting approaches relevant to the long-term specific research needs of individual students and ensuring that the methodologies learnt are fully owned by the students. The MRes is comprised of a Dissertation of c.35,000 words (weighted at 75%) but also includes a core course that explores critical approaches to theatre and performance (weighted at 25%). Students also need to complete the course - Dissertation: Methodologies and Approaches. The Dissertation is supervised one-to-one it is intended to give scope for postgraduates to explore their area of interest in depth, test out a possible research topic, and learn the skills of extended scholarly writing. It is prepared over the full duration of the programme. and is taught by tutorial with staff whose research area is most appropriate to the student?s research interests. We recommend that you use our online application form at: http:www.rhul.ac.ukregistryadmissionsapplyonline.html because it is the quickest and most efficient method for applying for admission to postgraduate courses. If you do require a printed copy of the postgraduate application form please contact drama@rhul.ac.uk remembering to include your postal address. Please read carefully the information on how to apply and ensure you forward the following information when you are applying online (or enclose with your application form) to Postgraduate Admissions as soon as possible: - Samples of written work in English, which should take the form of short academic essays or reviews of theatre productions (2,000 words each). Candidates in Britain at the time of application will be invited to interview everyone applying is welcome to visit the Department. Overseas candidates may be interviewed by telephone. For enquiries, forms or further details please visit our website http:www.rhul.ac.ukdramaandtheatreprospectivepostgraduatestaughtcourseshome.aspx

The MA Research aims to prepare students to progress as expeditiously as possible to advanced research, harnessing their already-acquired understanding of, and skills in, areas of performance or other professional practice to methodologies appropriate to the scholarly investigation of theatre. To meet this aim, the programme offers a very thorough training, with tutorial teaching, individual...

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