Research course


University of Hertfordshire · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

Normally, we require applicants for PhD study to be in possession of a good honours degree (2:1 or above), and a Master's degree, in a relevant discipline.

Months of entry

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

Course content

We welcome applications from postgraduate students interested in pursuing innovative research into Film and Television from a broad range of perspectives. Our members of staff can offer supervision on a wide range of potential research projects. Our team offers particular expertise in topics that explore film and television form a religious and/or philosophical angle, or approaches from Cultural Studies; Gender Studies and Psychoanalysis.

It is based on the research and completion of a research project in any field within these subject areas for which expert supervision can be provided. The resulting thesis, which should typically be around 80,000 words in length, is defended in a viva voce (oral examination) led by an external examiner.

Why choose this course?

  • You will be able to develop a substantial, original research project with the help and support of academics who are active researchers themselves.
  • You will acquire extensive subject expertise and independent research skills, honed over an extended period.
  • You will join a thriving School of Humanities and become part of a burgeoning research culture. As a postgraduate student, you are invited to attend and participate in regular research seminars and conferences.
  • All our students are encouraged to present work at national and international conferences and to submit their research for publication.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
48 months

Course contact details

Dr. Katrina Navickas