Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Film Studies and Media Studies

This programme boasts a vibrant and diverse research culture, and the interdisciplinary nature of research fields creates a rich and stimulating environment for staff and students, with links to a number of other centres in our University and the wider community. The Department also hosts and participates in a variety of research oriented events, including Faculty and Departmental research seminar series, book launches, gallery events, film screenings and international conferences: there are close links with the Cambridgeshire Film Consortium, the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse, Kettle's Yard, and the University of Cambridge's Centre for Research into Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH), amongst other partnerships.

Entry requirements

MPhil: Candidates must hold a BA or equivalent in a related subject area. PhD: Candidates should normally hold an MA or equivalent in a related area subject area. For candidates whose 1st language is not English, a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent is required.

Course modules

Academic supervision is available in most areas of communication, film and media, including practice work. We have a particularly strong concentration of expertise in the areas of digital media theory and practice; network culture and media research; cinema and sexuality; violence and spectatorship; contemporary European cinema; and music, sound and voice in media and culture. You will will be allocated a supervisory team which will consist of a first and second supervisor, with additional members added if necessary. We host a well-attended postgraduate research seminar, which meets regularly to give students an opportunity to present papers in a supportive setting. This group provides an informal context for postgraduate training and support, but there is also a more formal training programme, which aims to offer subject-specific support and training for all postgraduates as an addition to the generic training offered by Anglia Ruskin.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 4,350 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 10,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 4,350 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 4,350 per Academic year (home fees) 5 years
PhD Full-time £ 10,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 5 years
PhD Full-time £ 4,350 per Academic year (EU fees) 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge Campus Cambridge CB1 1PT East of England

Key information

Anglia Ruskin University
Telephone number: 
0845 271 3333