University of Reading

University of Reading


Research areas and staff specialities include, the analysis and histories of cinema: mise-en-scène; alternative forms in film; digital and 3D forms; US film culture and style; world cinema. British and US television drama and documentary; contemporary television; popular and youth television and new media. Beckett's drama for stage and screen; 20th- and 21st-century British and Irish theatre and performance; performance analysis, gender and performance, theatre companies, directors and working practices; diasporic performance, translation, and non-Anglophone theatres; multimedia and interdisciplinary practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants should be appropriately qualified to undertake the study of their chosen specialist topic. The normal requirement is 2.1 at BA level. Applications from arts and industry professionals are welcome.

Assessment methods

PhDs in the department can take two forms: a written thesis; a practice-led project combined with a written thesis.

Sponsorship information

The University of Reading is part of the SWW Consortium. PhD applicants to the Department of Film, Theatre and Television are therefore able to apply via this route for Arts and Humanities Research Council funding.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 - 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

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