Research course

Film Studies

Keele University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants intending to study for a PhD are normally required to hold a relevant Masters degree, pref Mphil, MA or MRes or offer some other form of research experience.

Film Studies

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Staff in Film Studies have established regional and national collaborative working relationships with other scholars. The Research Institute provides a dynamic and supportive environment for postgraduate study and research. Research students are encouraged to participate in all research activities of the Institute, from attending and giving papers at research seminars to taking part in academic events beyond the University, and are supported through the provision of shared office space, IT equipment and funding to support some travel and other expenses.

Students on the Film Studies programme are encouraged to participate in the development and maintenance of the events, publications and workshops which constitute Keele’s vibrant Film Studies culture. There are significant library resources at Keele and regionally (Manchester’s John Rylands and Chetham’s Libraries, the Gladstone Library, and the University Libraries of Birmingham, Oxford and Liverpool) to support Humanities research. In addition, Keele is less than 2 hours away from the extensive scholarly resources and libraries of London, including the BFI.

Department specialisms

oe Andrew: Russian Film, British Film, feminist approaches to film Neil Archer: Film aesthetics, history of film industries, popular European cinemas and their relationship to Hollywood cinema, parody Beth Johnson: Expressions of filmic extremism and of televisual chaos, Shameless Oliver Harris: American Cinema, adaptation Ceri Morgan: French Cinema, feminist approaches to film, representations of space and place Nick Reyland: Music and film

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

Information for international students

We accept a range of qualifications from other institutions. Standard English Language requirements apply.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

AHRC and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

PGR Administrator
01782 733641