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Research degrees in Film Studies

Research Funding

We have two types of scholarship to support doctoral study within the department:

-       Queen Mary Studentships, open to any student applying for doctoral study within the School

-      The China Scholarship Council (CSC) award, open to Chinese students with an excellent track record wanting to study for a doctorate in Film Studies at Queen Mary.


The application deadline for both Research Studentships for 2015/16 entry is 31st January 2015.


Research Areas

We are interested in receiving applications from prospective MPhil and PhD students across a wide range of research areas. The department has particular strengths in - European Cinema: British Cinema: Animal Studies: Eco-cinema: Film Stars: Film Archaeology: Performance Theory: War in Historical and Contemporary Frames: Cine-museology: Ethics and Continental Philosophy. For information about current PhD projects please see the People page.


Entry requirements

For entry at MPhil or PhD level, we would normally expect candidates to have an MA or equivalent, and a strong undergraduate achievement. Applicants for these degrees are accepted on the basis of previous academic performance and subject to the availability of a member of staff to supervise their work. Prospective students are advised to consult the Director of Graduate Studies for Film, Professor Janet Harbord, before submitting a research proposal and formal application. You should also include a relevant piece of written work showing your potential for carrying out high level research in your subject area (preferably a final-year undergraduate or MA dissertation), with your application.


Further information and contact

For further information, please the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film Post-graduate page.


For enquiries regarding an MPhil or PhD in Film Studies, please contact Dr Alasdair King: email -


Apply online

Completed applications should be sent to the Admissions and Recruitment Office at Queen Mary, University of London post-graduate application pages. Please also refer to the How to apply section. For international students, please refer to the International students website.

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