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.


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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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