Birkbeck, University of London
Film and Screen Media
The Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies offers an environment where interdisciplinary research flourishes across film, television and media topics, including journalism, media history, the creative industries and practice-led research. Our research aims for critical engagement with technologies, old and new, and poses theoretical and aesthetic questions associated with the rise of digital media. The department is characterised by a research ethos, which has been enhanced by the foundation of the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image, directed by Professor Laura Mulvey. In addition, the Centre for Media, Culture and Creative Practice in the School of Arts brings together the research interests of staff across the College and offers an exciting range of events for staff and students - and support for PhD students. The Centre also acts as a focus for cognate areas within Birkbeck, such as creative writing, theatre studies and cultural studies generally.
A good degree including film, television, media studies, social sciences or related disciplines in humanities, history and visual studies as a major subject. Depending on your background and research experience, a BA might be sufficient. Generally we recommend that you apply with a good MA degree. You will also need to submit a specific indication of research interests with your application, and a 2000-word proposal. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
The research environment of the department benefits externally from the activities of the Vasari Research Centre, and from its participation in the London University Screen Studies Group, which is an umbrella organisation covering all aspects of screen study across the Colleges of the University of London.
Applicants with a strong academic background may apply for Arts and Humantities Research Council (AHRC) full-time or part-time doctoral awards (UK and EU-based applicants only); a limited number of College Research Studentships (fees-only) are also available by competition; students may be eligible to apply for AHRC Block Grant funding or School of Arts Research studentships.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 11,475 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 11,475 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 3,840 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (home fees)||4 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||4 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (EU fees)||4 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (home fees)||4 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||4 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,020 per Academic year (EU fees)||4 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
Department of Media and Cultural Studies
020 3073 8374