Research course

Theatre, Film and Television Studies

Aberystwyth University · Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies

Entry requirements

A minimum of at least an upper 2nd class honours degree is required to study for a MPhil or PhD.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

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.


  • 4 Fully equipped studio theatres
  • Digital, high definition television studio
  • 3 Rehearsal rooms
  • 36 Digital video editing, recording and viewing rooms
  • Computerised lighting systems
  • Digital sound studio with digital effects processing and multi-track recording facilities
  • Research student study suite with dedicated computers, editing software, printer and telephone.

Our research degrees:

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.

Department specialisms

Theatre; Film and Television Studies including Interpretation; Institutional Structures of Broadcasting and Arts; Theory of Directing; Performance Research; Contemporary British Theatre; Intercultural Theatre; Theatre and Consciousness.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Ceris Medhurst-Jones
+44 (0)1970 622679