Film, Media And Music MPhil/PhD

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Location Stoke-on-Trent Campus
Duration 6 Years

2019/20 New Entrants, Part Time

  • Home and EU students: £2,163 per year of study
  • International students: £6,250 per year of study
Course start September
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  • Film, Media and Music PhDs have rolling enrolment -  this means that you can start your course at any stage during the academic year, subject to agreement with the university 
  • This course is based in our brand-new state of the art labs and studios on our Stoke Campus

Course outline

Staffordshire University offers a variety of Postgraduate Research Awards in Film Media and Music. PhD and MPhil awards may be studied in full-time or part-time mode in the UK, and we consider applications for part-time studies outside the UK on a case-by-case basis. We strongly advise you to contact us for an informal discussion about your proposed research before you make a formal application. We will be happy to discuss what is involved in PhD level study and how to develop a PhD research proposal. Please contact the Director of FMM Postgraduate Research Students, Dr Dave Payling, for more information

The Department of Film, Media and Music has a growing research profile in film and media production, music and audio-visual composition and performance. We have a strong and varied research team, able to support you in digital creativity in film, media and music technology We invite applications for PhD study in the following areas:

  • Electronic music composition, music for acoustic instruments and electronics
  • Visual music and audio visuals
  • Interactive real-time systems for composition and performance
  • Interactive Film and Media, live cinema, neurocinematics

Course content

A PhD in Film, Media and Music will often incorporate a practice based element and require the production of a portfolio of creative works. These will be disseminated at conferences and festivals throughout the duration of the project and beyond. There will also be a technical component involving the design of applications, techniques and compositional strategies necessary to produce the creative outputs. Theoretical projects and those involving the research of scientific methodology are also possible, depending on the subject area in which you wish to study.

Along the way we will help you to develop skills and experience useful for your future. We try to provide, but cannot guarantee, teaching experience, as well as conference and publication experience.

Entry requirements

Upper second class, or better, undergraduate award, or equivalent, in a Computing related area. You will also need to demonstrate that you meet the University’s English Language requirements for study at PhD level.


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