Research course

Liverpool Screen School - Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Liverpool John Moores University · Liverpool Screen School

Entry requirements

Entry requirements (Home)

If you are applying for an MPhil or an MPhil/PhD you should normally have, or be expecting to obtain, a first or upper second-class Honours degree in a relevant subject.

If you are applying for a PhD direct you must:

  • have a Masters degree with a research dissertation in a relevant subject
  • have had research training directly related to the PhD project

If you have qualifications other than those above, your application will be considered individually on merit. Appropriate research and previous experience will be taken into account.

Application process

  • Complete and submit your application using the online form
  • You will receive an acknowledgement
  • Your application will be considered by the Admissions Tutor
  • We will take up your academic references
  • You may need to provide further information or attend an interview
  • You will be informed if your application has been successful and will find out about any conditions of acceptance

Entry requirements (International)

Besides standard qualifications, international students must also have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (or equivalent). Please check specific requirements with your School before applying.

Due to Visa restrictions, international students may only study in the UK on a full time basis. However, you may be able to undertake a part time research degree in your home country and travel to LJMU for campus-based research for a short period each year. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details.

To obtain a Tier 4 Visa for full time study in the UK, you will need to show evidence that the money to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your Visa application. For more details, see our international website.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Explore excellent postgraduate research opportunities at the Liverpool Screen School and benefit from a learning environment at the forefront of contemporary developments and a team of experts who regularly contribute to international initiatives.

  • Study for three years full time or up to six years part time
  • Join a School known for its internationally-acclaimed research
  • Explore the availability of research scholarships
  • Enjoy expert supervision and researcher training
  • Benefit from excellent facilities and great industry connections

Your programme route will depend on your qualifications and experience. Most students complete their PhD via progression from MPhil.

You can study for an MPhil full time over one or two years or part time over two to four years. Progressing from an MPhil (and including MPhil registration), you can study for a PhD full time over 33 to 48 months or part time over 45 to 84 months. If you are taking a direct route PhD, you can study full time over two to three years or part time over three to six years.

Student support

The University offers a comprehensive induction programme and a varied programme of generic skills training opportunities.

You will be allocated up to three supervisors (including a Director of Studies) who will work with you during your research.

Throughout your studies, you will also have the support of LJMU’s Graduate School which offers expert advice and guidance to those enrolled on MPhil and PhD programmes.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
84 months
full time
48 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090