Research course

Film Studies

Institution
University of Sussex · Media and Film
Qualifications
PhD

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Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to have a Merit (an average of 60% overall) in a Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree.

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

With our internationally respected team of researchers and exclusive film and documentary library, you’ll find Sussex an ideal place for your postgraduate research in Film Studies.

AREAS OF STUDY

We offer expert supervision across a wide range of topics, including:

  • Hollywood, British, Asian, Latin American, Middle Eastern and European cinemas
  • gender, sexuality and representation
  • film, history and popular culture
  • genre, authorship and stardom
  • film and new media
  • documentary
  • film audiences and industries
  • curation and visual cultures.

We have reviewed all our courses to ensure the best possible learning experience for September, taking account of latest information and advice in relation to COVID-19. For updates on changes that may affect contact time, assessments, fieldwork and study abroad, check Course changes for 2020-2021. These changes are not yet reflected in our prospectus information and, of course, may be revised as the situation evolves.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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Course Enquiries
Email
studyinmfm@sussex.ac.uk