September 22, 2022

MPhil in Politics European Politics and Society

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  • The Sussex Politics Society is here to help you learn about the important issues of our time, directly from the world-leading politicians, diplomats and activists who shape them.
  • Research centres provide opportunities for you to present your own work in research seminar series and at conferences in the department and beyond.
  • You will be introduced to particular historiographic approaches and methods, including the treatment of various source materials such as biographies, recorded testimonies, archived documents, published reviews, and oral histories.
  • At the end of your degree, you will create a public performance as part of our Year 3 showcase.
  • We will reference existing texts and use a variety of experiential dramaturgical processes to generate and explore new ones.

Each student will keep an individual research log, which will evidence their participation in the group’s research process. This will include informal reflections on key sources, methodologies, and observations/interactions with the Company. One departmental visit will take place in the autumn term to a London venue to see the work of a company working integrally with the idea of the ensemble, or for whom ensemble training is a core process. Students will be asked to write a 1000 word essay analysing the show and drawing on the language of Performance Analysis and Ensemble Practice, which are introduced and explained in the seminar discussions. This component enables you to begin to acquire a critical vocabulary with which to ‘read’ the entirety of a performance, and to articulate your responses accordingly.

Postgraduate study

You will be required to supply supporting documents with your application, including references and an official transcript. See ‘How to apply’ for instructions on the documents you will need and how these will be assessed. Nonetheless, each application will be assessed upon its own merits, and so candidates with a degree in an unrelated discipline should demonstrate the relevance of their academic background to their proposed subject or topic of study.

We will examine the different ways that writers, directors, actors and dramaturges can collaborate together to compose a text. We will reference existing texts and use a variety of experiential dramaturgical processes to generate and explore new ones. Texts may include new plays, radical re-workings of existing texts, adaptations from other media and verbatim. This specialism focuses on critically engaging with, experiencing, making and reflecting upon performance that is born out of devising processes. You will gain the abilities to choose and develop your own generating material, to self-direct, self-train, compose and design as appropriate, and to programme and manage a Devised Performance. Key theoretical scholarship will be considered each week alongside related play texts, videos or documentary sources.

Your statement should be written in English and explain your motivation for applying for the course at Oxford, your relevant experience and education, and the specific areas that interest you and/or you intend to specialise in. You are advised to review theprofiles of academic staffbefore you apply as successful ffs-dz.com applications always depend on the DPIR’s capacity to offer appropriate supervision. A first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in political science or international relations, or in a related discipline such as economics, history, philosophy, sociology or law.

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You will have access to unique workplace networks in inner London through the work placement option and outward-facing modules. Students often undertake both paid and voluntary opportunities to enhance their career profile. In the third year, you will develop your own independent research and produce practical projects that can be a launching pad for your future career. The study of each particular performance, company, play or practice will be contextualised within the political and social issues of its time period. In this way you will gain a sense of the rich diversity of theatrical responses to major events of the time period. In addition, you will engage in readings and activities that further their understanding of theatre history as an academic practice.

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Students will explore the process of creating ensemble performance in response to studies of key plays and how they can be interpreted in contemporary contexts. Performances can be located in any space that is not designated as a theatre and students will explore playfulness in the context of site-specificity and site responsiveness. An understanding of Space is central to this module; that it generates its own narratives and meanings and that space has political resonances.

The core of our membership is drawn from students on politics courses, although we’re keen to expand our membership and attract more students so don’t be shy! Our aim is to promote political discussion and engagement from all students, while meeting some fun new people along the way. Since its conception in 1977 the St John’s politics society has welcomed an array of political figures to the school, all willing to share their knowledge with pupils, staff and members of the public on a wide range of topics. The session, covered by our Funding and Student Recruitment teams, provides information and guidance about the various scholarships and funding opportunities for graduate study at UCL.