International students Academic requirements We accept a range of qualifications; our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country. English language requirements You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways: by holding an English language qualification to the right level by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students
Months of entry
This programme gives you the opportunity to film and edit an hour-long documentary on your research, accompanied by a 30,000 word written defence.
You will work with supervisors and technicians to develop this practice-based project, using our editing suites and filming equipment.
You may wish to compare this programme to the Film Studies PhD where you will produce an 80,000 word thesis rather than the filming and editing requirement of this course.
The Audio-visual PhD enables you to make an original contribution to the disciplines of film and television studies, preparing you for prospective careers in the media industries, academia and related disciplines.
The Department brings together the expertise of our Film Studies and Creative Writing staff, opening up exciting new opportunities for postgraduates to benefit from synergies between the two fields.
At Birmingham you also have the option of studying languages, free of charge. Almost no other UK University offers you the opportunity to learn the intense graduate academic language skills which you may need to pursue your research.
Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days.
If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year.
Fees and funding
For more information on funding opportunities please visit our website
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Enquiry Service
- 0121 414 5005