University College London (UCL) sits at the centre of the vibrant, multicultural and cinematic city of London. The university, which was the first to establish Film Studies in Britain, houses a thriving graduate research culture in the subject alongside remarkable resources for the study of cinema across its history and across the world.
Many or our graduates have gone on to academic careers as well as careers in writing and research.
Students who complete the PhD in Film Studies demonstrate the ability to produce original research and to construct convincing and original arguments. Many of those who have completed PhDs in Film Studies at UCL have gone on to significant academic positions elsewhere.
NetworkingLondon is a vibrant centre for academic work, and regularly hosts seminars, symposia, and conferences. UCL is central to the city's research culture.
Programme StructureResearch areas
- North and Latin American cinema history
- European cinema history
- Documentary cinema
- Non-theatrical/radical cinema
- The history of the discipline
- Silent cinema
- Film theory
- The political economy of cinema
- 36 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesFilm, Photography & Media Media Studies & Mass Media View 25 other PhDs in Media Studies & Mass Media in United Kingdom
- A minimum of an upper second-class UK Honours degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, and a Master's degree with Merit in a relevant field.
International21580 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21580 GBP per year during 36 months.
Overseas: £10,860 (PT)
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Based on both academic merit and financial need
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