Taught course

Film Studies

Sheffield Hallam University · Film, Theatre and Performance
MPhilPhD by taught

Entry requirements

To apply for a MPhil or PhD (subject to confirmation) we normally expect you to have a masters degree in film or another appropriate discipline, plus a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent. Direct PhD registration may be permitted if you hold a masters degree, or an overseas masters degree of equivalent standard, which is postgraduate according to the UK Quality Assurance Agency’s National Qualifications Framework and included training in research and a research-based project report/dissertation or equivalent If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 7.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 7.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score

MPhil, PhD

Months of entry

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

Course content

Embark on an intensive, supervised piece of investigative work in film studies and build your own original area of expertise. You choose from a wide range of research topics and write an extended 80,000 word thesis. Your studies are supported by a supervisory team, PhD seminars and training events.

Key points
• Build on previous academic or professional experience to develop your expertise.
• Take part in a vibrant research culture that includes training events and PhD seminars.
• Receive support in attending conferences, delivering papers and publishing your work.
• Benefit from excellent viewing facilities and archive access for finding hard-to-trace films.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
84 months

PhD by taught

part time
84 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Development and Society
0114 225 5555
0114 225 3673