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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Francis Close Hall Campus (Cheltenham)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Benefiting from our close links to industry and national/ international research networks, you will be able to extend your critical and theoretical expertise of a specialist area of film and screen culture, and make an original contribution to knowledge through an individual piece of advanced research.

The School of Arts offers a stimulating and supportive intellectual environment, consisting of a diverse culture of interdisciplinary postgraduate research. You will benefit from working with a team of both research-active and industry-connected supervisors.

Students are encouraged to present their research findings at national and international conferences and symposia annually. Cheltenham’s vibrant cultural community, with its numerous festivals and events, provides a rich and lively learning environment for our students.

Participation in peer group seminars, screenings and workshops, in addition to university-wide visiting lecture programmes and events, is an integral part of the research student experience in film studies.

Research Areas:

Our experienced team of internationally established, research-active staff are able to offer supervision across a wide range of subjects and themes, including:

art-house and independent film cultures, practices and industries
film audiences, identities and spectatorship
cult cinemas, genres and fan cultures
national and transnational cinemas and traditions
representations of gender and sexuality in film and screen culture
screenwriting, adaptation and theories of screen practice
stardom and screen performance

Research in these areas is also promoted by the Centre for the Study of Film and Screen Cultures and the Being Human Research Centre.

All students are required to take and complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods to support the development of their project and their education as researchers.

This research contributes to the subject community Literacy and Critical Studies and the research priority area Being Human: Past, Present and Future.

Tuition fees

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£ 10,000per year

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University information

University of Gloucestershire

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  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

Diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Exceptional one-to-one support, with Helpzones on every campus.
Wide array of scholarships and awards for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 102 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    123 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%



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