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PhD in Film and Visual Studies (Creative Practice)

Queen's University Belfast

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Queen's University Belfast

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Students opting for the creative practice route will produce a body of supervised practice-based work designed for exhibition, accompanied by a dissertation of up to 50,000 words intended to assist them in contextualising their work within the broader field of visual culture.

Each student is allocated a first and second supervisor with access to a wide range of subject expertise. In addition, students participate in a series of research workshops designed to both assist them in writing their dissertations and in acquiring the technical skills needed to develop and deliver their practice projects.

All registered students have access to the School’s extensive film and imaging production facilities as well as to first class libraries at QUB.

We particularly welcome applications from those working as teachers/lecturers in the media arts area and the programme aims to assist your professional development as researchers, teachers and creative practitioners.

Careers: Media/Journalism; Film production; Arts Management; Curation; Academic/teaching.

INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS: There is significant flexibility regarding start dates for postgraduate research programmes, subject to prior agreement with primary supervisor. Candidates should contact Admissions should they wish to revise their PhD programme start date.

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University information

Queen's University Belfast

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  • Campus address

    Queen's University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland

Queen’s is a lively, international and diverse campus with global recognition. It currently has over 3,000 international students from 80 different countries.
The university provides a high level of support on UK student visas to help students make a smooth transition from their home country to life in Belfast.
Queen's offers international students a dedicated pre-semester and engagement programme on arrival.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 102 4

    6th out of 53 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    149 78%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    151 89%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%


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