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Film Studies PhD

UK

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What will I learn?

Overview

In Modern Languages and Cultures (MLC), our research is characterised by an interest in the global dimensions of language-based study, including Hispanic, Lusophone and Francophone cultures and societies outside of Europe; migrant and transnational cultures in Europe; multilingualism; sociolinguistics; world cinema; the cultural impacts of European expansion and colonialism; global Black Studies; and the processes of translation and transculturation implicit in all those encounters.

We equally have significant research strengths in histories and memories, specifically in themes relating to representations of war and conflict in different international contexts. Several colleagues are developing engagement with digital transformations in research practices and themes, employing new technologies in the presentation of their research on periods from the Middle Ages to the contemporary world.

The city has a thriving film culture with opportunities to liaise with local arts organisations such as the Tate Liverpool and the city's arts cinemas.

Research themes

Our research themes are:

• Post New Wave French cinema
• Political cinema in France post-1968
• The interaction of film and theatre
• The multilingual dimension of European cinema
• Contemporary and post-war German literature and film
• Italian crime film
• Brazilian cinema
• Latin American women film-makers
• Movement in Latin American cinema
• Cinematic realism
• Feminism in Spanish cinema and television
• Memory in Spanish cinema and television
• Contemporary world cinema
• Slow cinema.

Which department am I in?

Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
Students need to pay £25,950 for (lab based programmes), £20,400 for (non Lab based programmes) (2022).

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

University of Liverpool

The Foundation Building,

765 Brownlow Hill,

Liverpool,

L69 7ZX, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Applications are welcomed from well qualified graduates who would typically hold a UK first degree or equivalent in the first or 2:1 class, or a 2:2 class degree plus a Masters degree, in a relevant subject. Applications are welcomed from both full-time and part-time students. For research degrees, we would normally expect applicants to have a BA or BSc degree of 2:1 standard (and also an MA) in a subject relevant to the proposed field of research.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is a world-leading institution, with more than 7,700 international students from over 130 countries.

  • Member of the prestigious Russell Group
  • A dedicated support team for international students
  • One of the top 25 UK universities targeted by employers
  • Located in one of the UK’s most iconic cities

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