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Film Studies with Audio-Visual, Ph.D.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #81 (QS) Birmingham, United Kingdom
This Film Studies with Audio-Visual from University of Birmingham 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.  
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Overview

Nominally, the audio-visual component of the PhD is a documentary film, although the department is open to applications that may also incorporate elements of drama, avant-garde or essayistic filmmaking. Indeed, the term ‘documentary’ is already an extremely broad one which encompasses many different modes of engagement and representation. We would therefore encourage applicants to consider the style and structure of their film in detail when compiling their application, and also to consider why a film is the most appropriate method for pursuing their research.

The Film Studies with Audio-Visual from University of Birmingham enables you to make an original contribution to the disciplines of film and television studies, preparing you for prospective careers in the media industries, academia and related disciplines.

You will work with supervisors and technicians to develop this practice-based project, using our editing suites and filming equipment.

The Department brings together the expertise of our Film Studies and Creative Writing staff, opening up exciting new opportunities for postgraduates to benefit from synergies between the two fields.

Career

You will have opportunities to: meet employers face-to-face at on-campus recruitment fairs; attend employer presentations and skills workshops; receive individual guidance on your job applications, writing your CV and improving your interview technique; and access to comprehensive listings of hundreds of graduate jobs and work experience opportunities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Research starting in January or September is encouraged, but flexible start dates may be available.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Why study this course

  • Resources and support
  • Internationally renowned staff
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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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General Requirements

  • Applicants for a PhD will also need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17880 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17880 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4320 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4320 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • UK/EU: £2,160 part-time/year
  • International: £8,940 part-time/year

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available. International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.

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