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PhD opportunities in Film, Television, and Theatre Studies at Brunel University London

  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Profile Description

Qualification type: MPhil / PhD
Location: Uxbridge, London
Mode of study: Full-time and Part-time

Welcoming environment for research students

As a research student you'll benefit from working alongside internationally-renowned academics and from our excellent links with broadcasting and online industries.

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Working with your supervisory team
Research environment for PhD students
Life as a research student at Brunel University London

Research areas

Film and TV Studies at Brunel has established a substantial body of research in a range of topics, including numerous major contributions to the field. Four themes provide strands within and across which much of this work can be categorized.

  • The politics of representation
  • National and transnational film and TV
  • Documentary practice and theory
  • Gothic, horror and fantasy

Areas in which staff have major work recognized in the field include British, European, Hollywood, American independent, Hong Kong, African and Third cinema; horror, comedy, the integration of video practice and theory, Marxism and the media, contemporary British and American television, the media ‘effects' debate and media regulation. Some staff are also filmmakers, particularly in documentary, and/or use documentary itself as a form of research.

Theatre at Brunel explores performance in potentially radical and transformative ways, providing you with a friendly and wide-ranging personal tutoring system. Situated in a ‘village' campus setting with access to London's cultural centres, we see live performances to spark discussions and inform assignments and projects. The programme dynamically integrates theatre practice with academic criticality, empowering you to ‘own' the knowledge and professional skills you choose to develop. You will be taught by experts in state-of-the-art facilities including a large main performance space, three black box studios and ample outdoor sites.

How to apply

Further information about the PhD and the application process can be found here:

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Funding Notes

We offer a range of PhD studentships, partial scholarships, and academic prizes, to help with your research fees. Find out more here: View Website

How good is research at Brunel University London in Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 19.00

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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