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Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
The Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies’ international reputation for conducting cutting-edge quality research makes Aberystwyth an ideal place to pursue Doctoral research (either at MPhil or PhD level). The Department’s large and vibrant postgraduate community is viewed as a key component of the Department's research and teaching excellence.
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Overview

Our research degrees:

We currently have some 40 PhD and MPhil research students working with us, who have come to us from across the UK, Europe and further afield. The range of topics and methodologies employed is exceptionally wide, covering textual, archival, historical, practice-based, empirical and philosophical studies. Research projects include work in English and Welsh, and across the whole range of theatre and drama, performance studies, scenography, media and communication, and film and television studies. For further details about the doctoral research being conducted by our current PhD and MPhil students, please see:

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    40 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

Programme Structure

The objectives of departmental research are:

  • To engage in original investigations that will lead to significant contributions to knowledge, and to the construction and creation of new knowledge, within the disciplines of theatre, performance, film and television studies
  • To explore the relationships between these disciplines, and how these relate to other academic and creative disciplines and practices
  • To establish meaningful and creative connections between different modes of research and types of output, to enable theory and practice to interrogate each other, and to generate texts, performances, designs, images and ideas which lead to new insights
  • To develop awareness of the ways in which the particular characteristics of theatre, performance and media culture in Wales relate to trans-national activities and international contexts.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    610

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    62

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • References must be supplied for each application. 
  • Copies of University transcripts
  • Copies of Degree certificates 
  • Personal statement within 1-2 A4 pages
  • Research proposal (for MPhil/ PhD applicants only)
  • Curriculum Vitae (for Courses that require professional work experience)
  • English language certificates (EU/International applicants only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4195 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4195 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Aberystwyth

  • 700 - 1300 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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