Film Studies - Integrated - Research
The Integrated PhD is designed to prepare you for doctoral-level study by providing an additional year of taught modules and focused supervision before you move on to your PhD research. The programme is suitable for all those wishing to engage in research but should appeal to those who have the basis of a research project but require additional support to develop this into a feasible PhD study. During Year 1, in addition to completing taught modules, students will also enrol on a year-long non-credit-bearing Independent Study Module. Anyone wishing to embark on an integrated PhD should discuss the programme with the PGR academic lead, Dr Elena Caoduro, as well as making contact with a potential supervisor.
We offer research programmes in both critical and creative practice. These are designed for students who wish to conduct research into historical or broader theoretical issues in film and audiovisual cultures, or those who are interested in practice-led research. We encourage cross-disciplinary projects, especially those involving other areas within the School of Creative Arts. There are three programme routes: PhD in Film and Visual Studies (Creative Practice). Students opting for the PhD (Creative Practice) route will produce a body of supervised creative work, accompanied by a written critical treatment contextualising this work with the broader field of film and audiovisual cultures. We are particularly interested in applications in the following areas: Documentary Film, Conflict Transformation, New Media and Experimental Aesthetic Practices, Film Performance, Fiction Storytelling and Direction, Cinematography, Film Philosophy, Affect theory (Deleuze), Celluloid and Digital Film Processes, and Film Semiotics. PhD in Film and Visual Studies (Critical Practice). The PhD in Film and Visual Studies (Critical Practice) route offers students the opportunity to undertake advanced, original research in one of our current areas of specialisation: cinema history and historiography; sound and film; world and comparative film studies; documentary film; and Irish film and audiovisual culture.
The third route, the MPhil, also offers students the opportunity to undertake advanced research in either critical or creative practice in one of our areas of specialisation. Mode of study/duration. Registration is on a full-time or part-time basis, under the direction of a supervisory team appointed by the University. You will be expected to submit your thesis at the end of three years of full-time registration for PhD, or two years for MPhil (or part-time equivalent).
A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in an Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences subject. While a Master's degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) is not essential, it is desirable and applicants without this qualification will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants may also be considered if they can demonstrate appropriate relevant experience. PhD Integrated Pathway (4 Years) The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences PhD Integrated 4 year programme will constitute 1 year of taught modules, independent study to develop research skills and PhD study proposal, followed by progression to a further 3 years of PhD research. Students of the 4 year programme will benefit from: - An additional year to develop research skills and subject expertise through taught modules - A more thorough understanding of the demands of PhD study - Enhanced support to develop a robust and feasible research proposal for PhD - A stronger foundation from which to deliver a successful PhD thesis To find out more email email@example.com.
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English Language Requirements
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years
International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.
For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.
Find a supervisor
If you're interested in a particular project, we suggest you contact the relevant academic before you apply, to introduce yourself and ask questions.
To find a potential supervisor aligned with your area of interest, or if you are unsure of who to contact, look through the staff profiles linked here.
You might be asked to provide a short outline of your proposal to help us identify potential supervisors.
3 academic years full-time, 6 academic years part-time.