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) or 9 months (Diploma). 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

If you have any queries regarding this programme please contact 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.

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Programme handbook

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