Research course

Film Studies

Institution
University of Worcester · Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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Entry requirements

MPhil - First or Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline, or have appropriate research or professional experience which has resulted in appropriate evidence of achievement.

PhD - A Postgraduate Masters Degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed programme of study or First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline or the applicant has appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of achievement.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

The University of Worcester welcomes applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Film Studies.

Research at Worcester has grown significantly in recent years. We aim to produce research that is distinctive, socially and culturally relevant, and that influences national agendas. We continually strive to develop new areas of research excellence while, in certain areas, our work has already been acknowledged as world-leading.

School of Humanities

Our School of Humanities academics have an extensive experience supervising a variety of topics which includes topics as diverse as literary adaptation, folklore, horror cinema, exploitation cinema, European cinema, genre, cult movies, and popular television.

Supervision areas

Our School of Humanities has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme. Our staff have expertise in British cinema, film theory, documentary, film and trauma, avant-garde cinema, artist’s film and video, and the art film. We would welcome projects that have a practical element and that engage with practice as research.

At present, MPhil/PhD students in Film are undertaking research on trauma and the documentary image; understanding the link between the writer and the creation of emotional impact through the screenplay form; and the link between film and embodiment.

Resources

With study space and IT provision in the Research Office, and access to the University of Worcester’s virtual resources and state of the art library facilities, the Film Studies team at Worcester have an excellent range of resources to support your learning and research project.

Information for international students

Any applicants whose first language is not English or who have not been educated wholly or mainly in the medium of English must reach a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 7 in writing (or equivalent in an approved test in English) or otherwise demonstrate that they have an adequate command of both written and spoken English before starting a programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    70 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Research School
Email
research@worc.ac.uk
Phone
01905 542182