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Film Studies - Postgraduate Research Opportunities

  • Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding
    Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding

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We offer two postgraduate research programmes: Film Studies PhD/MA by Research and our Audio-Visual PhD.

We offer promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in one of the most dynamic institutions in Britain. We give all possible support to our researchers, developing the resources available at the University and encouraging an active postgraduate environment for the exchange of information and ideas.

Our Film Studies PhD/MA by Research is a collaboration between the Departments of Film and Creative Writing and Modern Languages, which share a vibrant and fast-growing postgraduate community that is closely associated with B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies.

The MA by Research programme requires you to prepare a thesis of up to 40,000 words on a topic of your choice, for which an academic staff member will provide expert supervision. The PhD, the most advanced research degree, leads to a thesis of up to 80,000 words on a subject of your choice, also under the expert supervision of an academic member of staff.

Meanwhile, our Film Studies Audio-Visual PhD gives you the opportunity to film and edit an hour-long documentary film as part of your research, accompanied by a 30,000-word written defence. You will work with supervisors and technicians to develop this practice-based project, using our editing suites and filming equipment.

Our Film Studies PhD/MA by Research programme can be studied on campus or by distance learning. Please note that if you are studying with us by distance learning, there is a compulsory annual visit to campus (every two years for part-time PhD students).

Research interests of staff:

For full research interests of staff, please read our staff profiles or visit the research interest tab on each programmes webpage.

Funding applications for College scholarships are now open for 2018 entry.

Funding Notes

This programme is waiting to hear about funding for the next session, or external funding will be applied for once a suitable candidate is selected. Applications are welcome - please see programme details for further information.

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