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University of Sussex: Music Theatre

Institution University of Sussex View institution profile
Department Music
Telephone 01273 873525
Study type Research


A PhD in Music Theatre invites you to work across media to challenge disciplinary boundaries.

You’ll study with expert faculty to produce a performance work. You support this with a portfolio of practical research activities or compositions and critical writing.

Our supervisors have experience both inside and outside of the academy, with particular expertise in:

  • art practice
  • production
  • modernity

We welcome research proposals in the history and theory of opera and music theatre as well as artistic practice. Situated within the transdisciplinary culture of the School of Media, Film and Music, we encourage applications from varied disciplinary backgrounds.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

We are a research-intensive campus university with an excellent international reputation, located within the vibrant seaside city of Brighton & Hove. We welcome spirited students who want to study in a creative and intellectually-challenging environment.

We have been ranked 1st in the world for Development Studies for four consecutive years in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017-2020.

A uniquely Sussex education

We offer over 200 postgraduate courses designed to enable you to make a positive difference in the world.

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