Key Facts

Subject area: Film Studies
Programme: PhD / MPhil
Duration: PhD – 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
MPhil – 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Starting Date: Any time of the year
Entry Requirements: See here
International entry requirements We accept a range of qualifications from other institutions.
Standard English Language requirements apply. Details here.

There are thriving and energetic undergraduate and MRes programmes and a significant number of staff conducting Film Studies research at Keele. Follow this link for details

Staff in Film Studies have established regional and national collaborative working relationships with other scholars. The Research Institute provides a dynamic and supportive environment for postgraduate study and research. Research students are encouraged to participate in all research activities of the Institute, from attending and giving papers at research seminars to taking part in academic events beyond the University, and are supported through the provision of shared office space, IT equipment and funding to support some travel and other expenses.

Students on the Film Studies programme are encouraged to participate in the development and maintenance of the events, publications and workshops which constitute Keele’s vibrant Film Studies culture. There are significant library resources at Keele and regionally (Manchester’s John Rylands and Chetham’s Libraries, the Gladstone Library, and the University Libraries of Birmingham, Oxford and Liverpool) to support Humanities research. In addition, Keele is less than 2 hours away from the extensive scholarly resources and libraries of London, including the BFI.

Joe Andrew: Russian Film, British Film, feminist approaches to film

Neil Archer:  Film aesthetics, history of film industries, popular European cinemas and their relationship to Hollywood cinema, parody

Oliver Harris:  American Cinema, adaptation

Ceri Morgan: French Cinema, feminist approaches to film, representations of space and place

Nick Reyland: Music and film

  • We accept a range of qualifications from other institutions. Details here.
  • Standard English Language requirements apply. Details here

Contact Details

Administrator Helen Farrell
Tel : (+44) 01782 733641
E-Mail : humanities.phd@keele.ac.uk