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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, FEB-22, MAY-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Course summary

  • Work closely with specialists across film, TV and performance studies.
  • Learn in our our specialist film studies facilities including a purpose-built film theatre, The Void.

Our research strengths in film and TV include American, British and Irish, East Asian, and European cinemas, adaptation, documentary, horror, and popular television; and in performance studies they include applied theatre, contemporary British playwriting, site-based performance, theatre historiography, ethnography and popular culture, performance philosophy, and the monologue. Several members of the team engage with practice-as-research methodologies, including is degree is hosted in the College of Social Sciences and Arts Graduate School.

How you learn

We have a vibrant research culture and we value and support all our research students, who make a vital contribution to the intellectual life of the University. You will be part of our community of researchers in the Humanities, with the opportunity to attend and/or contribute to a range of discipline, college and University-wide seminars, workshops, training and conferences. We offer formal research training events and academic seminars as well as more informal workshops where you can practise delivering conference papers in a supportive environment. Funds are available to support you in attending conferences and we encourage you to deliver papers and publish your work.

We recognise that doctoral researchers arrive with a diversity of skills and experience. Therefore, we provide flexible training and development opportunities covering a range of research-related skills, including transferable skills, research ethics and integrity (mandatory), data management, teaching skills and career planning. Your development needs are identified and agreed with your supervisory team at the start of your degree, and reviewed and updated as appropriate.

Future careers

A research degree is an essential qualification for academic careers such as teaching Film in further and higher education. You will have the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills which are applicable in related areas such as the film industry, film curatorship and preservation, the creative industries and beyond.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,460per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    66th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    65th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    118 62%

    62nd

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52 52%

    55th

    40
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    56th

    42

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