36 months
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19800 GBP/year
4596 GBP/year
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About

This Film Studies with Audio-Visual programme from University of Birmingham enables you to make an original contribution to the discipline through the use of both film and a written thesis.

Overview

As a postgraduate researcher in the Department of Film and Creative Writing you will benefit from the expertise of staff in both fields, opening up exciting new opportunities to develop synergies between the two.

You will work with supervisors and technicians to film and edit an hour-long documentary film as part of your research, accompanied by a 30,000 word written defence.  The combination of skills developed will prepare you for prospective careers in the media industry, academia and related disciplines.

You may wish to compare this programme to the Film Studies PhD where you will produce an 80,000 word thesis rather than the filming and editing requirement of this Film Studies with Audio-Visual programme from University of Birmingham.

Career

Your degree will provide excellent preparation for your future career, but this can also be enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University and the College of Arts and Law.

The University's Careers Network provides expert guidance and activities especially for postgraduates, which will help you achieve your career goals. The College of Arts and Law also has a dedicated  careers and employability team who offer tailored advice and a programme of College-specific careers events.

You will be encouraged to make the most of your postgraduate experience and will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive one-to-one careers advice, including guidance on your job applications, writing your CV and improving your interview technique, whether you are looking for a career inside or outside of academia
  • Meet employers face-to-face at on-campus recruitment fairs and employer presentations
  • Attend an annual programme of careers fairs, skills workshops and conferences, including bespoke events for postgraduates in the College of Arts and Law
  • Take part in a range of activities to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to potential employers and enhance your CV

Programme Structure

Why study this course?

  • Internationally renowned staff: Our academic supervisors possess renowned, award-winning expertise across a range of critical and creative approaches. Their work can be found in theatres, libraries, cinemas, newspapers, classrooms and bookshops, at festivals, on television screens and online.
  • Integrate skillsets: This PhD will enable you to engage two very different skillsets simultaneously, bringing your creative and critical faculties to bear on your chosen research topic.
  • Postgraduate community: You will be joining a lively and intellectually diverse environment in which to study film and creative writing.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Flexible – September or January encouraged

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Our requirements for postgraduate research are dependent on the type of programme you are applying for:

  • For MRes and MA by Research programmes, entry to our programmes usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK, usually in a relevant area.
  • Applicants for a PhD will also need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent), usually in a relevant area.
Any academic and professional qualifications or relevant professional experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases, form an integral part of the entrance requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19800 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 36 months.

UK: £2,298 part-time

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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