We supervise students in both theory and practice-led research.
The Centre for Film, Media, Discourse and Culture (FMDC) has an extensive supervisory capacity, with specialisms in: discourse and culture; film, television and radicalisation; critical theory; religion and culture; media, politics and communications; gaming; multiplatform journalism, television studies, internet studies, media sociology, digital sociology digital culture, broadcast journalism, health communication, media and democracy, social media; digital media and narrative, discourse and society.
For details of FMDC members' particular areas of research expertise and interest, please contact the Centre's Director, Dr Fran Pheasant-Kelly, Reader in Screen Studies.
Affiliated to FMDC, the Digital Theory, Technology and Practice Group (DTTP) focuses on moving image and digital technology; investigating the complexities of the move from analogue to digital technology. DTTP brings together practitioners and theorists who experiment with the technological and performative potential of the moving image. The group's research includes Animated-Documentary, Experimental Filmmaking and Performance, Fine-Art Video Installation, Digital Art, and The Virtual. DTTP is led by Dr Adam Kossoff, Reader in the Moving Image.
To enquire about a possible PhD project, please complete a PhD Initial Enquiry Form. Alternatively, you can submit a full Expression of Interest directly via our Making Your Application page. If accepted, you will receive a conditional offer with a request to submit a research proposal and attend an interview to expand on your proposal. Start dates are available on the first of each month.
If you have the correct qualifications and access to your own funding, either from your home country or your own finances, your application will be considered.
The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme or taught postgraduate programme to a postgraduate research course.