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Staffordshire University: Film, Media and Journalism

Institution Staffordshire University
Department Digital, Technologies and Arts
Study type Research


Staffordshire University supports students studying for PhDs in film, media and journalism across a range of topics. Current areas of expertise and research within the Department include:

  • Electronic music composition, music for acoustic instruments and electronics

  • Visual music and audio visuals

  • Electronic music and dance music

  • Interactive real-time systems for composition and performance

  • Interactive Filmmaking and Media, Expanded and Live Cinema, Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs), Neurocinematics

  • Film, experimental film, documentary, narrative film, experimental sound and sound installation, video art

  • Performers and audience participation, cognition and emotional engagement in live cinema and performing arts

Students can study part-time and full-time, on campus and by distance learning. MPhil options may also be available. Full-time PhDs will normally be completed within 3-4 years and part-time PhDs in 6 years. Students usually start in September, January or April but start dates outside these cohorts may be possible in discussion with supervisory teams.

As well as the support provided by their supervisory teams, all PhD students at Staffordshire University are also supported by The Graduate School, which aims to provide a rich, supportive environment for every research degree student situated in the University’s academic schools. They run induction days for new students, to help them understand how their degree works and what to expect. They also offer dozens of workshops each year to help with students’ professional development and contribute to an annual Postgraduate Research Conference, and also host a number of social events where researchers can meet and share experiences.

Potential applicants should contact The Graduate School in the first instance to find out about how to apply.

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