Research Excellence Framework 2021

100% of our research environment is "internationally excellent" or "world-leading".

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School of Performance and Cultural Industries research degrees

Research degrees

When studying a research degree in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries you'll become a key member of our academic research community - experiencing a supportive, stimulating and challenging research environment which will enable you to pursue your interests and achieve your potential.

Our academic team come from a range of professional, academic and cultural backgrounds, bringing a wealth of knowledge and insight that enriches our research community.


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Submitted research environment - REF 2021

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Samuel McKay
Student | Postgraduate Researcher
There are amazing theatre facilities here – better than some drama schools – and the School blends academia and industry in a way that most other universities don’t.