Postgraduate research can start at any time during the year, but it is important to allow time for us to review your application and communicate a decision. If you wish to start in September, we would recommend that you aim to submit your application and supporting documents by 1 July 2020.
Distance learning students will attend a residential visit in September or January, and those students wishing to attend the September residential are also encouraged to apply by 1 July 2020. The visit will take place at the end of September/beginning of October and you will receive further details once you have accepted your offer.
Before you make your application
Full details of our requirements can be found on our Applications page.
As part of the application for admission onto our MJur, MPhil and PhD programmes, you must prepare a research proposal outlining your proposed area of study. For more information, please see our guidance on how to write a research proposal.
Please also see our additional guidance for applicants to the PhD Distance Learning study mode.
Making your application
Nominally, the audio-visual component of the PhD is a documentary film, although the Department is open to applications that may also incorporate elements of drama, avant-garde or essayistic filmmaking. The term ‘documentary’ is also an extremely broad one, which encompasses many different modes of engagement and representation. You are encouraged to consider the style and structure of your film in detail when compiling your application, as well as why a film is the most appropriate method for pursuing your research.
When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages