• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The aim of the Performing Arts (Postgraduate Research) programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton is to give each student the best possible foundation from which to launch further research and career development. We help our students to develop the relevant research skills and methods and also support the development of related skills such as IT, presentation and career planning.

About

What happens on the Performing Arts (Postgraduate Research) programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton?

  • Full-time students will meet with their Director of Study (DoS) at least once a month, and with their supervisory team at least 3 times a year (every two months with the DoS plus 2 meetings a year with the team for part-timers).
  • Approximately halfway through the study (12-18 months full-time, or 3 years part-time) the student is required to complete a ‘Progression’ stage. Here the student will summarise their research achievements and outline their future research plans (including research methods) up to completion. They will also give a presentation of their work to an independent assessor and members of the research community. Finally, at the end of their study, they will produce a thesis for a viva examination by an internal and an external academic with the appropriate expertise.

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

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

    • Performing Arts
    • Music
    • Post-dramatic Music Theatre
    • Composed Theatre
    • Creating Musical Theatre
    • Composition
    • Compositional Analysis
    • Historical and Contextual Studies

      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: First Class

      Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to First 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

        12700 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 12700 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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      Funding

      Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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