Research course


Lancaster University · Contemporary Arts - LICA

Entry requirements

A 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline, a Master's degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline and a viable research proposal.

Months of entry


Course content

Your PhD at Lancaster could focus on one of a wide range of topics within Film Studies or on a subject that crosses different disciplines. As a PhD student you will be supervised by a team of two supervisors who will ensure that you receive focused critical feedback and encouragement throughout the programme. In some cases the second supervisor will be based in a different discipline within the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA), or a different department within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in order to ensure that you have the most appropriate supervisory team for your chosen project.

We encourage you to contact the Director of Studies for Film, Bruce Bennett, or any member of the Film Studies staff team to discuss your ideas for PhD research.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each element) or equivalent.

We consider tests from other providers, which can be found on our english language requirements page.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

LICA Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 1524 510899