University of Bolton

University of Bolton

Film and Media Studies Specialisms

This programme is for media graduates who are looking to develop their knowledge of a specific area of film and media studies to a high level of academic achievement; the course is largely non-taught and the main submission is a thesis written under the supervision of a member of staff (the Director of Studies) with expertise in the area chosen; supervision is available in the following areas: gender in film and television; classical Hollywood; performance theory; interfaces between theatre and film; psychoanalytic theory and film; late 1960s art cinema; British cinema; authorship in film; industrial history; economic and aesthetic interfaces in film; contemporary Hollywood, particularly the blockbuster; Bakhtinian theory; comic book/superhero movies.

Entry requirements

MPhil: at least an Upper 2nd class Honours degree in an area involving critical or textual study; applicants whose 1st language is not English require a recognised English language qualification at the appropriate level for this course, i.e. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent; applicants are required to attend an interview.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Part-time - 3 years
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 5 years
MPhil Full-time - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bolton Bolton BL3 5AB North West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01204 903903