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PhD in Film & Visual Studies

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH DEGREE PROGRAMMES



PhD in Film and Visual Studies (Creative Practice)

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Students opting for the creative practice route will produce a body of supervised practice-based work designed for exhibition, accompanied by a dissertation of up to 50,000 words intended to assist them in contextualising their work within the broader field of visual culture.

Each student is allocated a first and second supervisor with access to a wide range of subject expertise.  In addition, students participate in a series of research workshops designed to both assist them in writing their dissertations and in acquiring the technical skills needed to develop and deliver their practice projects.

All registered students have access to the School’s extensive film and imaging production facilities as well as to first class libraries at QUB.

We particularly welcome applications from those working as teachers/lecturers in the media arts area and the programme aims to assist your professional development as researchers, teachers and creative practitioners.

We are particularly interested in applications in the following areas:

  • Documentary film
  • Film History and Historigraphy
  • Experimental film and multimedia
  • Ethnographic film
  • Sound Design
  • New media and aesthetic practices in the moving image 

 

Duration:  3 years full-time, 6 years part-time.

Entrance Requirements:  Normally a first or good upper second class degree in relevant subject area (or EU/US equivalent).

Current Research Areas:  As noted in MPhil.

Title of research area:  Film and Visual Studies.

Content:  Specified research area.

Funding:  As noted in MPhil.

Careers:  Media/Journalism; Film production; Arts Management; Curation; Academic/teaching.

Contact: Preferred supervisor (see staff list) and/or Professor Cahal McLaughlin c.mclaughlin@qub.ac.uk

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PhD in Film and Visual Studies (Critical Practice)    

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Aim: To offer students the opportunity to undertake advanced, original research via film scholarship in one of the department’s areas of specialisation:  avant-garde and independent cinema; British and Irish film and visual culture; European Cinema; film industries; film history and historiography; documentary film; sound and film; music and film; world cinemas and comparative film studies; film aesthetics; cinema history and historiography.

Duration:  3 years full-time; 6 years part-time.

Entrance Requirements:  Normally a first or good upper second class degree in relevant subject area (or EU/US equivalent).

Current Research Areas:  As noted in MPhil.

Title of research area:  Film and Visual Studies. 

Content:  Specified research area.

Funding:  As noted in MPhil.

Careers:  Media/Journalism; Arts Management; Curation; Academic/teaching.

Contact Preferred supervisor (see staff list) and/or Professor Cahal McLaughlin c.mclaughlin@qub.ac.uk

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M.Phil in Film & Visual Studies     

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Aim:  To offer students the opportunity to undertake advanced research via traditional film scholarship or via a creative practice route in one of the Department’s areas of specialisation.

Duration:  2 years full-time; 4 years part-time.

Entrance Requirements:  Normally a good upper second class degree in relevant subject area (or equivalent professional experience and attainment).

Current Research Areas:  Documentary and Experimental Film Practice; European Cinema; Film Industries; Film Aesthetics and History; Relationship between Film and Visual Arts; World cinema and comparative film cultures, British and Irish film; Horror Cinema.

Title of research area:  Film and Visual Studies.

Content:  Normally 1 research methods module + specified area of research.  This can include a practical component.

Funding:  DEL, some university funding opportunities.

Special Features:  Combination of practice and critical methodologies; opportunities for mentoring by professional film-makers and photographers.

Careers:  Media/Journalism; Arts Management and Curation; Academic/teaching. 

Contact: Professor Cahal McLaughlin c.mclaughlin@qub.ac.uk

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