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Theatre, Film and Television

  • Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)

Profile Description

Our Department of Theatre, Film and Television offers innovative research degrees, teaching from industry professionals and a vibrant creative community.

Our programmes

We offer the following research degree programmes:

Why us?
  • We have a wide range of industry connections and regularly host distinguished visiting speakers and masterclasses.
  • We bring together world-leading researchers and industry professionals in a unique creative, dynamic, collaborative community.
  • You'll have access to industry-standard performance, production and postproduction facilities.
  • We work with Screen Yorkshire and the British Film Institute to support and grow screen industries in Yorkshire and Humber.
  • You'll have access to research and training opportunities.
  • We are part of the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities, a collaborative initiative between the Universities of York, Leeds and Sheffield which also offers postgraduate support and training.

Research areas

Our research is focused around theatre, film, television and interactive media. We encourage applications on the following topics for creative practice:

  • Playwriting
  • Acting for Theatre 
  • Directing for Theatre
  • Film and Television
  • Sound Design
  • Interactive Media


Check that your research interests align with the expertise of one of our staff. Once you've identified a potential supervisor, please contact them before applying to discuss your application and potential research areas.


Funding Notes

Applications are open for TFTV PhD student bursaries until 29 March 2019. For more information please see

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