Stephen Hodge, Head of Drama
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- 4th for Drama in The Times Good University Guide 2013 and 6th in The Complete University Guide 2014
- 9th in the UK for world leading research1
- 1st in the National Student Survey (2012)2
- 12 fully-funded doctoral studentships over the last 3 years
- £950,000 external research funding awarded over the last 4 years
- Superb industry standard drama facilities
Message from the Head of Drama, Stephen Hodge
Drama at Exeter is an internationally-renowned centre for practice, research and teaching. We have maintained a reputation for excellence in teaching and student satisfaction. Exeter Drama has performed consistently highly in the National Student Survey (NSS), and currently ranks 1st, based on the average percentage of positive responses across all survey categories for full service universities. As a department with over twenty permanent staff, it is possible for almost all of our teaching to be research-led.
Our teaching grows out of our wide-ranging research interests and we provide a supportive and high quality environment for learning. We are one of the largest and best equipped Drama departments in the UK and offer a supportive and stimulating environment for postgraduate research and practice, welcoming students from all around the world.
The Department has a lively tradition of research and creative activity and many members of staff are writers and performers. We work with external artists and theatre companies to produce research-based theatre and performance. Students benefit from collaborations with organisations such as the Globe Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Institute, local and national theatre companies, and public sector bodies such as hospitals, prisons and schools.
We have also just begun an interdisciplinary, split-site PhD programme with NIAS in Bangalore.
We have strong links with the wider theatre industry, and graduate companies include significant Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations, such as Theatre Alibi, Forced Entertainment and Punchdrunk.
Head of Drama
1 RAE 2008 based on the percentage of research categorised as 4*
2 Based on the average positive responses across all survey categories for full service universities