Film Studies - Structured

Each student will be assigned a primary Supervisor(s) and a Graduate Research Committee made up of experienced researchers to plan their programme of study and to provide on-going support to their research.

The Huston School encourages PhD degree applications.

During the programme, students receive training in research methods and complete a thesis based on a key research question. The length of the thesis is normally 60,000 to 80,000 words. The duration of research is usually four years.

As part of the doctoral training available on the Structured PhD programme, students avail themselves of a range of interdisciplinary taught modules. The wide menu of available options include modules that:

- are discipline-specific in that they augment the student's existing knowledge in their specialist area

- are dissertation-specific in that they supply core skills which are essential to completion of the research project, e.g., additional language skills

- acknowledge a student's professional development, e.g., presentation of a paper at an international conference

- enhance a student's employability through generic training, e.g., careers workshops, computer literacy.

Entry requirements

The minimum qualification necessary to be considered for admission to the PhD programme is a high honours, primary degree (or equivalent international qualification), or 'other such evidence as will satisfy the Head of Discipline and the College of his/her fitness' (NUI Galway Calendar). It is more usual, however, for successful applicants to have already gained a Master's degree.

Application dates

1SPA1—full-time, 1SPA2—part-time.

Structured PhD (Film Studies)—full-time
Structured PhD (Film Studies)—part-time

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.


Research Areas

Huston School of Film

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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