Film studies at Hull is a dynamic new teaching and research unit, which offers both MPhil and PhD research degrees in the fields of television, American cinema, animation, horror and adaptation studies. Our research degrees are supervised by academic staff who are experts in their field. Film Studies staff contribute to television and radio programmes on film, and have spoken at the National Film Theatre, and at universities in Europe and North America.
The unit runs a regular programme of film and media research seminars throughout the year and has hosted an international conference to celebrate 75 years of Ealing Studios. The University is currently investing £9.5m on transforming Middleton Hall into a world class entertainment venue which will include one of the region’s most advanced cinemas with state-of-the-art surround sound, due to be completed in 2016. The investment will see some of the best facilities of their kind in the UK at the University of Hull, including a concert hall, surround-sound cinema, an ambisonic sound studio and industry-standard recording and rehearsing facilities. The refurbishment will include a new entrance and café with a 400-plus seater concert hall forming the centre-piece of the development. The versatile space is ideal for classical and popular music concerts. With adaptable acoustics, it will also be used for music, theatre and cinema screenings.
There is a student Film Society, at which a wide variety of films are screened and discussed. The city also benefits from events held at the local arthouse cinema, Hull Screen.
Our experts welcome applications for postgraduate research across a broad range of topics, particularly:
- adaptation of literature for the screen
- American cinema
- animation studies
- film history
- gender issues and film
- horror cinema
- narration, style and aesthetics
- television history
- television studies
Please click on the links below for help in being matched up with a potential supervisor in the following specific areas of expertise:
Further details of the research of individual staff members can be viewed on their profile pages
Open for admission in 2016/17
MPhil: 2 years (full-time)
/ 3 years (part-time)
PhD: 4 years (full-time)
/ 7 years (part-time)
*Please note, the fees for 2017/18 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.
Home/EU: £4,121 (full-time) / £2,061 (part-time)
These fees are for all Film Studies research degrees research programmes on this page. For courses lasting more than one year, small annual increases may apply. For more information, please visit www.hull.ac.uk/money.
The Postgraduate Training Scheme
It is now widely recognised by employers, professional bodies and research funding agencies that specialist expertise alone is not sufficient preparation either for research or a subsequent career. With this in mind, the University of Hull requires all its postgraduate research students to follow a research training programme relating both to their particular field of study and to generic skills; for example, information technology and communication skills.