Postgraduate Research in Film, Television and Media Studies
- Graduate School
- Art and Humanities
We are a research-led university and the Department of Film, Television and Media Studies is comprised of a world-leading team of academic staff. We are committed to improving the understanding of how media impacts culture and society today, globally and nationally, as well as locally and in the community. Our postgraduate researchers have opportunities to work at the heart of active research groups, challenging boundaries and making real advances.
As a postgraduate research student, you will work closely with an expert and experienced academic supervisory team committed to supporting your independent research, and helping you make your own mark. We have a wealth of remarkable academics, but how do you know which supervisor will be right for you?
Staff research interests in Film, Television and Media Studies include:
- British film and television
- Genre in film and television
- Media consumption
- Feminist media studies
- Popular music
- Adaptation studies
- Cultural studies
- Health humanities
- World cinema
- Community arts and media
- Global popular culture
Use the Department’s webpages to get to know our academic staff members and read up on—better still, read—some of their publications. We recommend that you identify at least one member of staff in the Department who might be your supervisor. Please contact your potential supervisor to express your interest and discuss your research proposal.
You will need to submit a research proposal of no more than 1500 words with your application.
Find out more on the Film, Television and Media Studies web pages.
There are three research degrees available:
- PhD by Publication
- Master's by Research
Full- and part-time options are available.
Read more about each of these on our information pages.
The minimum academic requirement for entry to a doctoral degree is a UK upper second class undergraduate honours degree and a Master's degree, or equivalent.
The minimum academic requirement for Master's by Research is a UK upper second class undergraduate honours degree, or equivalent. Details of the PhD by Publication, including entry requirements, can be found on our information pages.
If English is not your first language or you are from a country that is not on the UKVI list of English speaking countries, you may be required to provide evidence of your proficiency in the English language. Further information on English language requirements can be found on our information pages.
The School of Art, Media and American Studies accepts research students to start on 1 October, 1 February and 1 June.
Deadlines for application are listed on our information pages, where you will also find details of fees and funding.