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Film Studies Research, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #33 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Film Studies Department is the leading centre for the study of cinema in London, a position consolidated through its appointments and facilities for film research.

Overview

The college has internationally recognised research strengths in the following areas: European cinema, American cinema (mainstream and avant-garde), world cinema (especially East Asian), cultural approaches, and film theory.

Staff publications and research encompass national cinemas together with popular European genres and stars, art cinema, documentary, and experimental film. Cultural approaches extend to a wider range of cinemas (American and Asian as well as European) and include national and transnational identity in film, gender and ethnicity, the representation of the city, music and film, and new media. Work in the area of film theory addresses the relationships among film and other disciplines such as philosophy, psychoanalysis, literature, geography, and art.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course study environment
  • The College has made a major commitment to refurbishing its multimedia infrastructure for the study of film and related media. This includes building a significant collection of print and DVD/VHS materials, new facilities for group teaching in 35mm, video, and DVD modes on the Strand Campus, and substantial new information technology resources.
Postgraduate training
  • The department's training programme covers methods and issues in presentation, illustration and referencing both written or oral communication in film studies, as well as support for formulating topics, reviewing the field and preparing for vivas and conferences. You will have access to the lectures, seminars and special events held under the auspices of the University of London Screen Studies Group.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours and Master's Degree with Merit, with minimum 10,000 word M.A. dissertation involving substantial historical and/or theoretical research.
  • A degree in film studies, or a subject in which film or media plays a significant part, is an advantage, although candidates from other disciplines and those returning to study will be considered on their own merits.
  • Applicants with an Master of Fine Arts may be considered, although a substantial writing sample will still be required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19850 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    5300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Part time tuition fees UK/EU: £2,650 per year
  • Part time tuition fees international: £9,950 per year

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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