Postgraduate Programmes

The O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance is the leading international centre for the study of Irish drama, theatre and performance.  We offer students and researchers exciting opportunities to learn from excellent lecturers and leading theatre practitioners, in a range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  We have special expertise in Irish theatre, theatre archives, playwriting, and much more.  If you are considering an MA or PhD in the area of drama, theatre and performance, there really is no better place to study than at the O’Donoghue Centre.

MA Programmes

We offer a range of MAs and postgraduate diplomas in drama, theatre and performance. 

Students choose from the following courses:

These world-class MAs make the most of NUI Galway’s unique resources, including our extensive collection of Irish theatre archives and our dynamic partnerships with key Irish theatre and arts organisations.

PhD Programmes

For more advanced postgraduate study, our Structured PhD in Drama and Theatre Studies gives you access to direct mentorship by leading scholars in theatre and performance studies in the Irish and international contexts.  We offer the options of pursuing a PhD through academic research and/or practice-based methods (acting, playwriting, direction, devising, etc). Click here for more information.