What will I learn?

The Film Studies’ research culture at Exeter is varied and rich. All members of academic staff are active researchers

Main areas of research focus

  • History and theory of American cinema
  • British and European cinemas
  • Transnational and world cinemas (African, East Asian, Latin American and diasporic cinemas and filmmakers)
  • Early and silent cinema
  • US TV
  • Film technologies and special effects
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Stars, acting and performance
  • Adaptation studies
  • Genre studies
  • Sound

Interdisciplinary Film Research

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Film Research (CIFR) provides a lively interdisciplinary research forum for research staff, academics, postgraduates and film practitioners. It encourages intellectual exchange between film theory, history and practice and regularly hosts external speakers from both academia and the creative industries to give papers, presentations and workshops. Recent speakers have included filmmakers Don Boyd, Mike Figgis, Mike Leigh and Nicolas Roeg, screenwriter Andrew Davies and sound designer Tom Sayers.

Careers

We are committed to ensuring you receive high quality research supervision to maximise your potential and prepare you for a rewarding career.

Postgraduate students have access to the wide range of support offered by our Career Zone. In addition, postgraduate research students can access our Postgraduate Researchers' Programme, which covers a range of topics to help you to succeed during your research degree and to act as a springboard for your research career.

Which department am I in?

Film

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£18,100.00 (US$ 24,903) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

January 2022

Venue

Streatham Campus

Northcote House,

Queen's Drive,

Exeter,

Devon,

EX4 4QJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to hold a relevant Bachelors degree with a grade equivalent to a UK Upper Second-class honours (2:1). We consider applications on a case-by-case basis, but typically we equate a GPA of 3.2 or above in a US first degree as comparable to a UK Upper Second-class.

For international students

Students applying to enter directly into the MPhil/PhD programme would normally be expected to have a Masters degree with Merit or equivalent in Film Studies, or other relevant qualifications such as a doctorate in another subject. IELTS (Academic): Overall score 7.0 with a minimum score of 6.5 in the writing component and all other sections no less than 6.0. TOEFL IBT: Overall score 100 with minimum scores of 25 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

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

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