Research course

Film and Media Studies Specialisms

University of Bolton · Faculty of Arts and Media Technologies

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a BA (Hons) degree at class 2:1 or higher. Entry is dependent upon the availability of a member of staff with expertise in the area chosen.

PhD, MPhil.

Months of entry

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

Course content

The MPhil/PhD in Film and Media Studies is for media graduates who are looking to develop their knowledge of a specific area of film and media studies to a high level of academic achievement.

Study at MPhil/PhD level is open to honours graduates as well as those already having a postgraduate degree.
The MPhil/PhD is largely non-taught and your main submission will be a thesis written under the supervision of a member of staff (the Director of Dtudies) with expertise in the area chosen. Additional support is available from other internal/external academics. Your thesis will be a piece of original critical research which makes a significant contribution to scholarly knowledge in the film and media studies field.

Staff in the School of Arts, Media and Education value their relationships with students and provide friendly and supportive postgraduate research supervision. They are able to draw upon their own experience of publishing and conference presentation in the field to enhance their support of postgraduate students.

Projects recently completed by staff include the publication of a monograph applying Bakhtinian theory to some of the key concepts of film studies. Projects currently underway include Brid Andrews' study into documenting professional practice in the creative industries.

Information for international students

International students will require an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent from an accredited centre. Entry is dependent upon the availability of a member of staff with expertise in the area chosen. Please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
36 months
full time
18 months

Course contact details

University of Bolton Enquiries
+44 (0)1204 903903
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