With access to specialist supervision, excellent resources and a vibrant research community, your time at the Film programme at University of Kent will be enjoyable and stimulating.
You conduct original research under the guidance of a team of specialist supervisors. We welcome enquiries on any topic, and provide you with excellent research resources to enable you to complete your research, which culminates in a thesis of up to 100,000 words.
You will have a minimum of two supervisors who support and guide you through your academic and professional development throughout your studies. You meet regularly with your supervisors, who not only supervise your research project but help you to identify parts of your research and development where you may require further training or support. A series of reviews take place throughout your studies in order to ensure that your research project stays on track and that you have all the necessary support and resources required to successfully complete it.
Recent and ongoing research supervision projects include: ‘Feeling Sound: The Embodiment and Affect of Cinematic Sound’, ‘Crossing Borders: Exploring Representations of Britishness in the "Gothic Thread" of Films Made in the US and UK in the Years 1942-8’, ‘The Hybrid Live Action/Animation Image: Aesthetics, Spectation and Epistemology’, 'Film, Remixology, and the Internet Meme'.
Arts graduates have gone on to work in a range of professions, from museum positions and teaching roles to film journalists and theatre technicians. Our graduates have found work at Universal Pictures, the London Film Festival and other arts, culture and heritage-related organisations, as well as in film production, as editorial assistants and as web designers.
- The Group’s main objective is to support and produce cutting-edge research in the areas of film, media and culture.
- The Film, Media and Culture Research Group has interests in aesthetics, social roles, discursive formations, cultural meanings, psychological effects and/or economic realities. Drawing together scholars from across the University – including Arts, European Culture and Languages, Digital Arts and Engineering, History, English and American Studies, Law, Sociology and beyond – the Group has a lively, research culture.
- Through our journal Film Studies and pioneering research projects and outputs we actively seek to shape the field, open lines of communication with the local community and engage with colleagues worldwide.
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- An MA in a relevant humanities subject. In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path or who may have relevant experience in the industry. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies or the Director of the relevant Research Group.
- All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.
International17400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17400 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4596 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 36 months.
- EU full-time £17400
- Home part-time £2298
- EU part-time £8700
- International part-time £8700
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