University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Media and Performing Arts

Studying for a doctorate in the School of Creative Arts, Film and Media is mostly connected with building on professional experience or simply with putting aside time to investigate key critical or creative issues in a supportive, research-focused environment.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Research areas include:

Creative and Media Writing:
Our staff have a wide range of practise-based skills and professional experience from screenwriting to magazine and web journalism. Research areas include:
The contemporary novel
Children's writing
Micro-fictions
Poetry and prose for page and screen

Film, Theatre and Performance
Our researchers are working and supervising in subjects such as:
Adaptation studies
American cinema
Archiving
British cinema history
Crime and film
European cinemas
Fashion and film
Film performance
Film industries
Film policy
Gender, sexuality and cinema
Latin American cinemas
Popular film genres
Race, ethnicity and cinema
Reception studies
Stars and stardom
Third and transnational cinema
Censorship
Musical theatre and performance

Media Studies
Our researchers are working and supervising in subjects such as:
Popular culture and the Holocaust
Media and conflict in Ulster
Adaptation studies
Audiences and fandom
Celebrity and stardom
Crime television
Cultures of consumption
Cyberculture
Gender, sexuality and television
Media and mental distress
Media and narratology
Media history
Media theory
Modernism
Reception studies

Digital Storytelling
Our researchers are working and supervising in subjects such as:
Academic papers
Filmmaking and festivals
Art installation, exhibition and curation
New technologies/new media and pedagogy

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2017 GBP 12,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2017 GBP 6,300 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time February 2018 GBP 12,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 years
MPhil Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time February 2018 GBP 6,300 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 4 years
MPhil Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years

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