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University of Nottingham: Film and Television Studies PhD

Institution University of Nottingham
Department Department of Cultural, Visual and Media Studies
Telephone +44 (0) 115 951 5559
Study type Research


We welcomes applicant interested in a range of topics across the film and television studies programme. Our academic staff are active researchers and willing to supervise students in their areas of expertise. We are leaders in the field, with specialist expertise in: - US film and television

  • Hollywood studies

  • East Asian and global cinema

  • new media, industrial and audience analysis

  • film and television history

Current and recent students in the department have worked on a variety of topics including: - video games

  • cult film

  • media audiences

  • romantic comedy

  • media memory

  • public service broadcasting

  • transnational and transmedia film and television industries

The department spearheads the University of Nottingham’s lead higher education partnership with the British Film Institute and collaborates with local media institutions such as the Broadway Cinema (the regional film theatre). It also has strong links with Hollywood studios such as Fox Searchlight, and UK media companies like Red Bee Media, where unique internship opportunities are available to students. Building on its close industry connections, the department is home to the Institute for Screen Industries Research.

For more information about our areas of research and networks see our website -

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

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