MPhil in Politics European Politics and Society

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module. Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required. A politically impartial society for Queen Mary students with an interest in politics and/or international relations. Module fees for students continuing on their programme in following years may be subject to annual inflationary increases. For some courses, the department or faculty may have provided some additional advice below to help you to decide.

Through an examination of plays, theatre companies, activist groups, and social performance, you will learn to apply critical concepts to the form and content of relevant performances. Workshops will use interactive learning techniques to explore the ethical and aesthetic issues that artists and arts organisations consider when designing, delivering and evaluating projects. Students will work with relevant documentation; such as safeguarding policies, trustee’s reports and school curricula. (For example, students may work in-role as a team designing a project for young disabled adults in transition to independent living or designing an arts-based curriculum for young offenders).

  • The term one and two compulsory modules provide theoretical understanding of debates in geo- and environmental politics with consideration of how these translate in practice.
  • Your application will be assessed purely on academic merit and potential, according to the published entry requirements for the course.
  • This module explores the relationship between visual art and theatre in both the pre-war, historical avant-gardes- such as Futurism, Dada and Surrealism- and some of the post-war, neo avant-gardes.
  • Where you can develop essential skills by planning and delivering Politics lessons to primary school students.
  • This module offers students the chance to go beyond ‘soundbite’ Brecht and study this key dramatist in more detail.

However, as part of your course requirements, you may need to choose a dissertation, a project or a thesis topic. Please note that, depending on your choice of topic and the research required to complete it, you may incur additional expenses, such as travel and vaccination expenses, conference attendance, research expenses, and field trips. You will need to meet these additional costs, although you may be able to apply for small grants from your department and/or college to help you cover some of these expenses. Supported by appropriate instruction from lectures and tutorials, this module also develops independent research skills, provides a chance to engage with material of personal interest, and offers the possibility of laying claim to a specific area of study. That chosen subject may build upon skills and knowledge gained during the degree or it may pursue suitable material not substantially addressed elsewhere on the course. It may be that the chosen subject area corresponds to a staff research interest; most importantly it should be an area for which the student feels both enthusiasm and curiosity.

Over the course of your degree, you will undertake practical workshops and projects that include public performance and workshop-leading. You will also attend lectures and seminars from leading artists and scholars, and undertake case studies and work experience. Assignments include presentations, performances, and portfolios as well as traditional essays. This programme provides a social science-based, practice-oriented understanding of global environmental challenges and solutions.

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £90 for online applications and £115 for paper applications. For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change. You will take 3 compulsory modules and 1 optional module, one of the compulsory modules will involve methodological training in qualitative social science. We have a packed schedule of social events throughout the year, such as bar crawls in Leamington Spa, society meals, and the infamous circling before POP! Warwick Politics Society is a place to discover politics, but we also love to have a good time and meet new people.

How to apply

It will be taught by experienced theatre-makers, mainly in seminar-workshops involving analysis of text, practical exercises, lecture inputs and discussion. If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Danny Braverman or Ben Levitas. The research, teaching, and professional profiles of staff are wide-ranging and tuned into student aspirations. If you are not a national of a majority English speaking country, then your degree must be no more than three and a half years old at the beginning of your programme of study.

The term Scenography derives from the Greek sceno-grafika and can be understood as ‘writing in space’. The practice of Scenography is concerned with the dramaturgical exploration of space, the parameters of which might be described as all that exists in the performance space pertaining to the senses, for example the visual/aural language of the performance. This module will allow you to explore Scenography as a complex system of signs by which we can both examine and imagine the potential of space, through decoding/encoding the performative space.

Students will be assessed as a group for the presentation, but individual marks will be adjusted based on evidence of each student’s contributions. Phase 2 runs from week 4 to week 9 (omitting week 6 – reading week) of the Spring term and allows you to engage more fully with an elected Scenographic Discipline through Specialist Workshops . Year 2 presents more option choices as you dig deeper into particular areas of interest.

Questions of Performance

Weekly lectures will provide detailed context and provocations for further discussion/debate. Topics addressed will include late 20th and 21st century gay and lesbian theatre, postmodern feminist performance art, and queer identities broadly defined. Through the critical analysis of 20th-century case studies, you will develop an understanding of the adoption of avant garde techniques from Dada to Live Art to ‘In Yer Face’ realism. This module explores the relationship between visual art and theatre in both the pre-war, historical avant-gardes- such as Futurism, Dada and Surrealism- and some of the post-war, neo avant-gardes. Apart from obvious points of contact such as stage design, we will try to understand the relation between theatrical writing and performance, through art and visual imagery.

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Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for the programme. We are a very active community and have ongoing projects such as the Pocket Politics Podcast and The PolSoc Paper. Longer life span, air travel and social media have all changed the modern papacy and challenged cherished Catholic traditions along the way.