• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

The postgraduate research students of the Media and Communications (Postgraduate Research) programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton have the opportunity to hone their research skills through participation in a comprehensive range of training events organised by both the Faculty of Arts and the University’s Doctoral College.

This training gives you a broad range of academic and transferable skills that are not only vital to completing a PhD but are also relevant to academic employability and to the screen industries. For example, research students will learn how to present papers at conferences and write for scholarly publication. 

Postgraduate research students will also be encouraged to participate in conferences, both internal and external, and have opportunities to contribute to the University’s seminar programme. Funding can be provided for research visits and for students who wish to present their research at conferences, both in the UK and abroad.

Careers

Successful completion of your PhD opens up a range of career opportunities and demonstrates your proven skills as a researcher. In Film, Media and Broadcasting, having a PhD is now an essential element for those looking to develop a career in lecturing or research within higher education. As well as demonstration of your research skills, a PhD shows your extensive knowledge of a particular field in an applied and rigorous manner that is attractive to employers.

In addition to developing competence in a range of intellectual skills that can be advantageous to the majority of occupations, a PhD in Film or Media is academically relevant to careers in the arts and media, leading to employment in arts administration, film archiving, film and media research, film journalism, filmmaking, animation, photography, film event management, and teaching.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Areas of research included:

  • Animation
  • Documentary filmmaking
  • Terrorism, hate crime and 9/11 in film and media
  • Fantasy and science fiction film and television
  • Women directors
  • Animal performance in film
  • Science, medicine, health communication and sensation and tactility in screen representations of the body
  • Film festivals
  • Adaptation and writing formations
  • Discourse of male suicide and representations of trauma
  • Critical theory
  • Religion and yoga cultures

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Applicants for a research degree shall normally hold either:

  • a first or upper second class honours degree, or
  • a master’s degree, or
  • evidence of prior practice or learning that is accepted by the Dean of Research
  • an Applicant whose entry award was not delivered in English, or non-native speaker of English shall be required to demonstrate proficiency in English at least to the level of an IELTS score of 7.0 or its equivalent to be registered as a Research Degree student

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12700 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Part-time:

  • Home/EU - 2,130 GBP per year.
  • International - 6,350 GBP per year.

Living costs for Wolverhampton

  • 550 - 900 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages.

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