A first or 2.1 honours degree in a relevant subject for the MA; an MA for the PhD
All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.
Months of entry
January, September, May
Postgraduate students are supervised via a research team through regular meetings. Research supervision draws on wide staff interests in North American, European, and Latin American cinemas, offering opportunities to study projects based in aesthetic, conceptual and historical perspectives on film and digital media, as well as practice by research. For further details, see staff research interests.
Research students participate in a series of regular events. These include work-in-progress seminars and professional development workshops, both of which are organised at School level. You are also able to enrol on the Graduate School’s Researcher Development Programme.
Our research students also actively participate in a research seminar, which brings leading scholars and practitioners to Kent. We also hold an annual postgraduate presentation day.
Our PhD candidates are pursuing ground-breaking work within the School and our Research Centres and many of our former students have been appointed to academic posts in some of the most prestigious national and international Universities, including UCL, Birkbeck, Queen's University, and the Universities of Queensland, Lethbridge, Bournmouth, Coimbra, Lancaster, British Columbia, and South Wales.
Information for international students
The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.
For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.
Need help with English?
Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.
Fees and funding
Please see our funding pages for the most current information
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of Arts
- +44 (0)1227 823177