Postgraduate

Film, MPhil PhD

Film MPhil PhD

Film Practice
PhD - full time: minimum 36 months, part time: minimum 72 months

Film Studies
MPhil - full time: minimum 12 months, part time: minimum 24 months
PhD - full time: minimum 36 months, part time: minimum 72 months

Profile

You can specialise in either Film Practice or Film Studies. Our Film Practice PhD provides you with a unique opportunity to develop your film as a practice-led research project. Alternatively you can undertake a Film Studies, MPhil or PhD studying British, Algerian, Chinese, French or Latin American cinema.

Delivery

Delivery

You will normally be taught on the Newcastle University campus. Attendance is flexible and agreed between you and your supervisors depending on the requirements of your research project. 

Related Degrees

  • Film: Theory and Practice MA

    This course will give you a sophisticated understanding of films as systems of meaning. Studies cover areas such as film-making, historical cinema, screenwriting and narrative.

  • Film Studies MLitt

    The Film Studies MLitt combines taught modules and individual research. It is well suited as preparation for PhD research. We have a thriving community of postgraduate students working in film across the Schools of Modern Languages, English Literature, Language and Linguistics, and Arts and Cultures.

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Training & Skills

As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and administrative support to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our doctoral training centres, Faculty Training Programme and Research Student Support Team.

Research Training

Our Faculty Training Programme provides a community made up of postgraduate social sciences and humanities students and staff. It is a unique blend of cross-disciplinary and generic researcher development training, recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as providing a solid basis for doctoral study.

Although your focus will be on your specialist study, our aim is for you to develop a broad range of research and project management skills that will support you in your career ahead. We have nurtured a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary and supportive environment where staff and students from across the world can come together and share their research experiences. You can also choose to register for a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training, which accredits the core foundation modules on the training programme.

You will study in our Doctoral Training Suite with purpose-built facilities for lectures, workshops, seminars and computer access to specialist software required for doctoral research in the social sciences and humanities. Each year we have two student-led research postgraduate conferences and we have a variety of prizes and awards to celebrate the successes of our students.

Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership

Based at Newcastle University, Northern Bridge brings together the expertise and exceptional resources of Newcastle University, Durham University, Queen’s University Belfast and their partners for the training and development of outstanding arts and humanities postgraduate researchers.

Northern Bridge is funded by the AHRC to provide doctoral studentships and has been commended for the strength of its research base, shared vision, and its successful track record of partnership working.

Postgraduate Research Student Support

Our award winning Research Student Support Team is dedicated to providing you with information, support and advice throughout your research degree studies. The team can help and advise you on a variety of issues from registration to producing your transcripts.

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per year.

MPhil, PhD

UK

Full time: £4,800
Part time: £2,400

EU

Full time: £4,800
Part time: £2,400

International

Full time: £15,600

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and preferably a merit master's degree, or an international equivalent, in a related subject, such as:

  • MLitt (if applying for Film Studies, MPhil and PhD) 
  • film studies
  • English
  • cultural studies
  • modern languages
  • history
  • sociology
  • art
  • psychology

You may need to attend an interview, which can be via Skype if necessary.

 

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

How to Apply

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

You need to submit a research proposal with your application. Your research proposal should link to the work of a supervisor or research group in the School. Read our guidelines for producing a research proposal (PDF: 41.5KB) from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science Graduate School.

When making your online application, please insert one of the following programme codes on the 'Programme of Study' page:

Film Practice, PhD

  • 8834F (PhD, full time)
  • 8836P (PhD, part time)

Then select ‘PhD Media, Culture and Heritage’ and the ‘Research Area’ Film Practice

Film Studies, MPhil and PhD

  • 8220F (PhD, full time)
  • 8220P (PhD, part time)
  • 7220F (MPhil, full time)
  • 7220P (MPhil, part time) 

Then select ‘School of Modern Languages’ and the ‘Research Area’ Film and Media Studies.

Start dates

There are usually two possible start dates, although in some circumstances an alternative start date can be arranged:

  • September
  • January

There is no application closing date for this course, but specific deadlines for funding may apply.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

Contact

Film Practice, PhD

Dr Ian McDonald/ Dr Geetha Jayaraman
School of Arts and Cultures
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 6525
Email: pgmch@ncl.ac.uk

Film Studies, MPhil and PhD

Aisling Hood
Postgraduate Officer 
School of Modern Languages
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5867
Email: modlang.pgadmin@ncl.ac.uk

 

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