Study with Us

PPi convenors are leading researchers in the fields of international politics, the politics of aesthetics and performance. As part of the research centre, we recently launched the cross-departmental new MA programme, Politics, Media and Performance,in 2013-2014 with a number of graduates successfully secured the Access-to-Masters (ATM) scholarships.

Students who are interested doing a PhD will be supervised by experienced specialists in the field including Professor Jenny Edkins (International Politics) and Professor Adrian Kear (TFTS). Topics include politics, ethics and aesthetics of performance, spectatorship and critical aesthetics, democratic participation and cultural politics, sovereign power, the instrumentalisation of life, security, humanitarian crises, traumatic memory, missing persons, the photograph and the face. Students associated with the research centre have been funded by the ESRC, AHRC, Aberystwyth University and external institutions including the Ford Foundation the Norwegian Government.

Both Masters and PhD students at Aberystwyth University will have access to the activities of the research centre including the distinguished speaker talks and seminars, and fortnightly performances, film screenings and group discussions. Events & Highlights

MA programmes

A new masters programme, the MA Performance, Media and Politics (coordinated by Professor Adrian Kear). Click to download the module handbook.

The Departments of Theatre, Film and TV Studies (TFTS) and International Politics also offer a number of related MA programmes including:

MA Postcolonial Politics (coordinated by Professor Jenny Edkins)

MA Critical International Politics (coordinated by Dr. Inanna Hamati-Ataya)

MA Practising Performance