Research course

Film Studies

Canterbury Christ Church University · Media

Entry requirements

A relevant undergraduate degree 1:1 or 2:1 and strong academic references.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

Research degrees differ from taught degrees in that most of the students' time is devoted to the individual pursuit of a research project. The students work independently carrying out research, experimentation and data-gathering in their chosen field. However, each student's supervisors will provide close support and mentoring throughout.

Department specialisms

We have a thriving research environment where we are committed to excellent research with strong social and/or cultural impact. Our research ranges from sociological based media and cultural studies through digital media and humanities based film studies to practice-based research in the arts. 88% of research at the School of Media, Art and Design has been recognised as world leading or internationally significant according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 results, the UK-wide initiative to assess the quality of research in UK universities. We are particularly proud that 8.3% of our research outputs are world leading and a further 37.5% internationally excellent. We are committed to research that makes a difference in people's lives, and this was recognised in the REF assessment as 30% of our research impact is internationally excellent.

Information for international students

Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applications from international Students.

Fees and funding

Canterbury Christ Church University Graduate School holds an annual scholarship competition. Details can be found here:

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
distance learning
36 months
full time
24 months


distance learning
60 months
full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Julia Gavriel