The Master of Arts by Research in Theatre at the University of York is an intensive program designed to provide advanced research and analytical skills to theatre practitioners. This one-year program gives students the opportunity to develop their skills in a wide range of areas related to theatre, including research methods, critical analysis, performance theory, and dramaturgy. Students will benefit from access to the university’s vast library resources and its world-class faculty as they explore how theatre can be used as a powerful tool for social change. The program culminates with a dissertation project which allows students to pursue their own research interests and gain valuable experience working independently on a theatre-related topic. Graduates of this program are well-prepared for careers in teaching, research, or directing and will have the skills necessary to make meaningful contributions towards advancing the field of theater studies.