Entry requirements

A Master's degree.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

The Lincoln School of Film and Media offers a collaborative environment in which to undertake research at doctoral level, whether by thesis, practice portfolio plus commentary, or by publication.

Students are able to engage in a structured programme of training to develop practical and critical skills, while benefiting from the School's research expertise spanning media and cultural studies, film and television, and media and heritage.

An experienced supervisory team can offer support and guidance on research and/or practice, funding opportunities, attending conferences, exhibitions and screening, and publishing or exhibiting work in recognised journals and at events.

A vibrant research community exists at the School where regular research seminars take place, offering students the opportunity for further development.

Department specialisms

Current media and cultural research interests include visual and digital culture, media ecologies, animation studies, sonic culture, horror studies, games studies, histories of media and communications, cultural theory, critical time studies, posthumanism and continental philosophy, intermediality, postdigital, and interdisciplinary and collaborative praxis, environmental photography and aesthetics, documentary photography, documentary film and media ethics, social engagement, activism in documentary practice, media and heritage, historical film and media. Within film and television studies, research interests include television histories, gender and queer theory, race and representation, televisual fame, British cinema, African cinema, national and transnational cinemas, exploitation/experimental/marginal cinema, Hollywood cinema and star studies, children’s film and television, film and/as practice, script, and screenwriting theory.

Information for international students

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/ . These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    18+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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