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Film Studies PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 16 Film Studies PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Are you passionate about films and storytelling? A PhD in Film Studies could be the perfect opportunity for you to delve deeper into the world of cinema and make a significant contribution to the field of creative arts and design.

What's it like to study a PhD in Film Studies?

Studying a PhD in Film Studies allows you to explore the art, history, theory, and cultural impact of cinema. You will have the opportunity to conduct in-depth research on a specific topic of your choice, whether it's analysing the works of a particular director, examining the representation of gender in films, or exploring the influence of technology on the film industry.

During your PhD, you will work closely with experienced supervisors who will guide you through the research process. You will have access to extensive resources, including film archives, libraries, and online databases, to support your research. Additionally, you may have the chance to attend conferences and present your work to fellow researchers and industry professionals.

Entry requirements for a PhD in Film Studies

To be eligible for a PhD in Film Studies, you will typically need a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject, such as Film Studies, Media Studies, or a related field. Some universities may also require a Master's degree in a relevant discipline.

PhD in Film Studies funding options

Funding for PhDs in Film Studies may be available from various sources, including governments, universities and charities, business or industry. See our full guides to PhD funding for more information.

PhD in Film Studies careers

A PhD in Film Studies opens up a range of exciting career opportunities. You could pursue an academic career and become a lecturer or researcher in film studies at a university. Alternatively, you may choose to work in the film industry as a film critic, programmer, or curator. Your expertise in film theory and analysis can also be valuable in roles within media production, advertising, journalism, or cultural institutions.

Moreover, a PhD in Film Studies equips you with transferable skills that are highly sought after in various industries. These skills include critical thinking, research and analysis, communication, and project management. Whether you choose to work in academia or the creative industry, your PhD will demonstrate your dedication, expertise, and ability to contribute to the field of film studies.

Embark on a journey of intellectual exploration and artistic discovery with a PhD in Film Studies. Uncover the secrets of the silver screen and make your mark in the world of creative arts and design.

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History of Classical Film Theory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION. This project, one of two companion studies, explores the epistemologies and debates that constitute classical film theory (arguably 1900 – 1970s, although part of this study is to help to clarify the periodisation of classical film theory). Read more

Resurrecting Classical Film Theory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION. This project, one of two companion studies, aims to resurrect and reinvigorate viable arguments from the classical film theory canon (arguably 1900 – 1970s, although part of this study is to help to clarify the periodisation of classical film theory). Read more

Research Degrees at UCA

Studying a creative research degree at UCA means joining a vibrant and progressive top ten research community with a wealth of specialist resources for creative research and practice. Read more

Film Studies PhD (option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University)

The Film Studies Department at King's is one of the the leading centres for the study of cinema in London. We have internationally recognised research strengths in the following areas. Read more

PhD Opportunities in Communication, Media, and Film Studies

We warmly invite applications for full-time or part-time self-funded PhD study. . About the PhD Programme. The Centre for Culture, Media & Society (CCMS) is an exciting interdisciplinary environment delivering research that offers critical insight and real-world impact. . Read more

Culture, Media & Creative Industries PhD

Culture, Media & Creative Industries at King's carries out world-leading research across the field of culture, media and the analysis of particular creative industries. Read more

Film Studies - Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Research degrees in Film Studies at Birmingham are supervised by faculty in the Department of Film and Creative Writing and in the Department of Modern Languages, which allows you to benefit from our interdisciplinary approach and breadth of expertise. Read more

Choose from 20 PhDs in literatures, languages and cultures at Edinburgh

Why take a PhD in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC) at the University of Edinburgh?. Doctorate-level study is an opportunity to expand upon your interests and expertise in a community that really values research. Read more

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