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New Media & Film - Structured PhD - Research

This is an interdisciplinary, inter-institutional structured PhD programme in New Media and Film, developed within the NUI Galway – University of Limerick Strategic Alliance. This four-year programme includes a combination of research and taught modules. The principal component of the programme is the doctoral thesis. In addition to developing their research project, students will follow a number of taught modules in disciplinary areas relevant to their thesis, as well as taught generic modules intended to provide them with the skills necessary to complete the thesis and develop their future career.

Overview

To enable students to locate their research in the wider context of digital media and film studies by providing a taught component in relevant areas

To enable students to develop skills with which to meet changing demands for research in digital media and film by providing a taught component including generic skills courses

To enable students to teach and develop their research to international standards by providing specialist disciplinary education for its graduates

To develop students’ skills as autonomous researchers, able to evaluate different research problems, select and apply appropriate research tools and methods to address these problems, and gather and evaluate appropriate evidence for the resolution of research questions

To facilitate student research that will contribute to the redefinition of existing knowledge in digital media and film studies

Programme Content

This four-year programme includes a combination of research and taught modules. The principal component of the programme is the doctoral thesis. In addition to developing their research project, students will follow a number of taught modules in disciplinary areas relevant to their thesis, as well as taught generic modules. Intended to provide them with the skills necessary to complete the thesis and develop their future career. All students must complete a major dissertation (ca. 80,000 words). Dissertations will be examined by an internal examiner and an external examiner.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree at upper second level (2.1) or taught postgraduate degree (2.1), or equivalent, from a recognised third-level institution in a relevant field.

Candidates should be proficient in the use of English for academic purposes to meet UL and NUI Galway’s minimum standards

Duration

4 years full-time.

Further enquiries

Barrie Wharton
Department of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication
Phone: 202365
Email: Barrie.wharton@ul.ie

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