Research course

Film and Television Studies

University of Nottingham · Institute of Film and Television Studies

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Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities or social science subject. We would usually expect you to hold, or be working towards, a masters degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The Department of Culture, Film and Media undertakes innovative research at the forefront of developments in the study of film, television and screen media, and is one of the largest the units in the United Kingdom offering postgraduate degrees in film and television studies. Research students at Nottingham enjoy teaching and supervision from leaders in the field, with specialist expertise in US film and television, Hollywood studies, East Asian and global cinema, new media, industrial and audience analysis, and film and television history.

The department spearheads the University of Nottingham’s lead higher education partnership with the British Film Institute and collaborates with local media institutions such as the Broadway Cinema (the regional film theatre) and EM Media (the regional screen development agency). It also has strong links with Hollywood studios such as Fox Searchlight, and UK media companies like Red Bee Media, where unique internship opportunities are available to students on the MA in Film, Television and Screen Industries. Building on its close industry connections, the department is home to the Institute for Screen Industries Research.

The department welcomes applicants interested in a range of topics across the research programme and all members of academic staff are active researchers willing to supervise students in their areas of expertise. Many of our research students publish high-quality books and articles and have secured teaching positions in universities both in the UK and abroad. Current and recent students in the department have worked on a variety of topics including video games, cult film, media audiences, romantic comedy, media memory, public service broadcasting, and transnational and transmedia film and television industries.

Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559