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Research Allowance and Facilities

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Research Allowance

The Department offers each student a research allowance to support conference attendance and fieldwork. Students are also encouraged and supported to apply for additional funding to the College’s Central Research Fund and external sources. 

Research students in Drama have been successful in securing support from the AHRC, Glynne Wickham Scholarships, International Oral History Association, Society for Latin American Studies, Arts Council, IrelandAnglo-Catalan Society, Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland, Arts Council England, Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies University of Manchester, Erasmus, British Council (London & Cape Town), International Federation of Theatre Research, and Wisps Conference Scholarship.


Research students have access to Drama’s spaces to hold seminars, symposia, conferences, and reading groups, and to Faculty-wide research student facilities, including a dedicated study, social, and seminar building (Lock-Keeper’s Cottage), two dedicated postgraduate workrooms in the ArtsTwo building, and the Research Reading Room in Queen Mary's Mile End Library.

A number of performance spaces are also available for our research students to book outside the times that they are used for teaching and assessment purposes. These spaces include the Pinter Studio, Rehearsal Rooms 1, 2, and 3, and the dedicated postgraduate Film and Drama Studio in ArtsTwo.

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