Research course

Film and TV Studies

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Arts
Qualifications
PhDMLitt by researchMPhilMRes

Entry requirements

Our regular standard of admission is at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1), although candidates will usually also have completed or be undertaking a Masters qualification.

Research proposal

Candidates are required to provide a single page outline of the research subject proposed (approximately 1000 words). This need not be a final thesis proposal but should include:
  • a straightforward, descriptive, and informative title
  • the question that your research will address
  • an account of why this question is important and worth investigating
  • an assessment of how your own research will engage with recent study in the subject
  • a brief account of the methodology and approach you will take
  • a discussion of the primary sources that your research will draw upon, including printed books, manuscripts, archives, libraries, or museums
  • an indicative bibliography of secondary sources that you have already consulted and/or are planning to consult

Your application, including your references and research proposal, will be passed to members of staff whose expertise and research interests most closely match the area of your proposed study.

Months of entry

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

Course content

Our outward-looking, multi-disciplinary research activities are based on high-quality, challenging and flexible graduate programmes.

We offer postgraduate research students a wide range of options for independent study, from one-year taught degrees to three-year doctoral programmes. In undertaking such a programme, you will be joining a thriving and vibrant postgraduate community.

We welcome students from a variety of backgrounds, working on areas of specialist interest using methods from the arts, humanities and social sciences, including, where appropriate, research through practice.

Topics in which we would welcome postgraduate research include:

  • Television and Film Theories
  • Screen Histories, Aesthetics and Practices
  • The National, Transnational and World Cinemas
  • Film Festivals and Curation
  • Media Technologies
  • Gender, Race, Age, Disability and Class

Theatre, Film and Television Studies and the Centre for Cultural Policy Research was awarded a score of 80% at 4*/3* (4* being the highest possible score) across all its research practice (Outputs, Impact, Environment), in the latest nationwide Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). The Research Environment in particular was awarded a score of 100% at 4*.

Start dates are set by both the supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.

Information for international students

Please see the English Language requirements if your first language is not English. Please also see the international page.

Fees and funding

AHRC Doctoral Training Programme Scotland 2018/19

Funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland.

College of Arts PhD scholarship competition 2018/19

We offer a number of scholarships for students undertaking a doctoral programme in the College of Arts Graduate School. These scholarships will include around four hours per week of internship duties.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
60 months
full time
36 months

MLitt by research

full time
24 months
part time
36 months

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MRes

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details