Communication & Media Studies (7)

  Film, Television and Media Studies at UEA

  Faculty of Arts and Humanities

 Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

About the Programme

Film, Television and Media Studies at UEA is comprised of a world-leading team of academic staff. We are committed to improving the understanding of how media impacts culture and society today, globally and nationally, as well as locally and in the community. Our postgraduate researchers have opportunities to work at the heart of active research groups, challenging boundaries and making real advances.

Research Expertise

As a postgraduate research student, you will work closely with an expert and experienced academic supervisory team committed to supporting your independent research, and helping you make your own mark. We have a wealth of remarkable academics, but how do you know which supervisor will be right for you? Staff research interests in Film, Television and Media Studies include:

  • Feminist and Gender Studies
  • Film and Television Studies & History
  • Film and Media Audiences
  • World and National Cinemas 
  • Radio/Audio Studies
  • Participatory and Community Media
  • Celebrity Studies
  • Popular Music
  • Disability Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Adaptation Studies
  • Creative-Critical Practice

Use the Department’s webpages to get to know our academic staff members and read up on their publications. We recommend that you identify at least one member of staff who might be your supervisor. Please contact your potential supervisor to express your interest and discuss your research proposal.

You will need to submit a research proposal of no more than 1,500 words with your application.

There are four research degrees available:

  • PhD
  • PhD by Publication
  • MPhil
  • Master's by Research
  • Full- and part-time options are available.

Entry requirements

The minimum academic requirement for entry to a doctoral degree and MPhil degree is a UK upper second class undergraduate honours degree and a Master's degree, or equivalent.

The minimum academic requirement for Master's by Research is a UK upper second class undergraduate honours degree, or equivalent.

Details of the PhD by Publication, including entry requirements, can be found here.

If English is not your first language or you are from a country that is not on the UKVI list of English speaking countries, you may be required to provide evidence of your proficiency in the English language.


For more information on PhD and studentship deadlines, visit this page.

The School of Art, Media and American Studies accepts research students to start on 1 October, 1 February and 1 June.

Further information

To find out more about the application process, please visit this page.

Please email: for further information.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide.

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