Research course

Film Studies Audio-Visual

Institution
University of Birmingham · Department of Art History, Film and Visual Studies
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

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

January, September

Course content

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 (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,121 FT, £ 2,061 PT
International students
£13,680 FT

For more information on funding opportunities please visit:

www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005