Film and Television Production, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    11900
    Tuition (Year)
    4195
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

Informed by your particular discipline, you値l critically contextualise your work, clarifying theoretical and practical research-based enquiries, and contributing distinctive new ideas to the field.

You値l be allocated two supervisors, with additional staff members available if necessary. Our supervisors are experienced in most areas of film and television production, including the management of media SMEs, the effect of digitisation on programme production and distribution, narrative in factual programming, experimental film and video, cinematography and the role of the director of photography, and the 'glass ceiling' in factual programming. You can see a full list of research areas in the Supervision and support section below.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 36 months

      MPhil: 1-3 years (full-time), 2-4 years (part-time). PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: 2-5 years (full-time), 3-6 years (part-time). PhD: 2-5 years (full-time), 3-6 years (part-time).

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Based in the historic Cambridge School of Art, you値l be part of a growing community of researchers from many different fields. We provide various research forums and hold regular seminars and informal presentations for our postgraduate and research students. We also have links with our Faculty痴Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute(CoDE) andAnglia Research Centre in Media and Culture(ARCMedia).

You値l have the chance to take part in various exhibition and conference opportunities in the area of film and television production, and benefit from our strong links with institutions like theCambridgeshire Film Consortium, theCambridge Arts Picturehouse,Kettle's Yard, and the University of Cambridge'sCentre for Research into Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities(CRASSH).

All your subject-specific studies will be enhanced and supported by our University-wide training sessions, where you値l gain important research expertise in areas like ethics, presentations, intellectual property and digital scholarship.

Lecturers

You値l be supervised and supported by staff who have professional and academic expertise in film and television production, and have worked on the production of many films, documentaries and television programmes. Our research expertise includes:

Shreepali Patel: documentary; creative tools of production in storytelling across genres; audience/user engagement in site specific, multi-platform and interactive audio-visual projects; cross-disciplinary collaborations between audiovisual art, science and politics.

Catherine Elliott: social history and film; the documentary; gender and television; current trends in the British television industry; the history of educational television.

Sophie Jackson: alternative storytelling in both fiction and non-fiction films; the changing landscape of financing and distribution of independent films.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

MPhil: You値l need a Bachelor degree orequivalentwith first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.

PhD: You値l need a Master degree orequivalentin a related subject area.

Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you値l also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.

If English is not your first language, you'll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test). If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer arange of courseswhich could help you achieve the level required for entry.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 11900 International
  • GBP 4195 EU/EEA
UK & EU students, 2017/18 (per year, part time)

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Funding

For advice on funding and scholarships please visit our finance pages for postgraduate students and researchers. Where available, the ARU jobs search lists research positions/scholarships.


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