Theatre Studies

MSc in Theatre and Performance Studies

Our taught MSc in Theatre and Performance Studies makes use of the expertise of our staff as well as the broad range of cultural opportunities offered by the city of Edinburgh.


Udderbelly outside McEwan Hall
Both the city and the University of Edinburgh have a long tradition of making and teaching theatre.

Programme structure

Colourful mask at the Edinburgh festival
The programme extends over 12 months (MSc). All texts are studied in English.


Students taking patr in Shakespeare workshop
In addition to the core, option and research methods courses, the taught MSc offers a number of workshops every year.

Artist in Residence

Statue of William Shakespeare
Occasionally a specialist in the field is appointed as an artist in residence

Fees and Funding

Students sitting on wall
Information on fees and funding.


Hear what some of our graduates have gone on to do since completing their postgraduate degrees.

Contact us

Please see here for the contact details of the Programme Director

Professional Placements

The Professional Placements in Theatre and Performance Studies course introduces students to a professional working environment related to the study of theatre and performance.

Entry requirements and apply online

You can apply online for this MSc programme.

Apply online

Help us shape an exciting new programme!

We would like to hear your views on a potential new programme in intermediality (literature, film and the other arts). Our survey takes around five (5) minutes to complete and your feedback will help shape the content and structure of this new programme. There is also the opportunity to leave your contact details so that we can keep you up to date on any developments.

Take our survey on surveymonkey [external website]