Project code



School of Film Media and Communication

Start dates

October 2020

Closing date

23 February 2020

Our PhD funding schemes are now closed for 2020.

Our funding schemes are now closed for 2020 - but if you're a UK, EU, or International student interested in PhD scholarships or bursaries, our Funding your degree page provides information about our funded PhD opportunities, and details on how to apply for them. 

In the mean time, contact us to stay up-to-date with our upcoming funded PhD opportunities.

The School of Film, Media and Communication, within the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, welcomes applications for fees-only PhD bursaries in the fields of:

Applicants should use the pagees listed above to explore the available expertise and to tailor a specific topic for a proposal that fits with that expertise. You're also encouraged to contact potential supervisors with a brief overview of a proposed topic before submitting a formal application.

Our Department Research Degree Coordinator, Dr Yael Friedman on, can help to put you in touch with appropriate supervisors.

How to apply

  1. Make sure that you meet our entry requirements. As a general rule, you’ll need a good first degree from an internationally recognised university (depending upon chosen course, minimum second class or equivalent) and a Master’s degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
  2. Discuss your own research idea and find out more about postgraduate programmes in the School of Film, Media and Communication by contacting the Departmental Research Degrees Coordinator (see above). A university supervisor needs to support any funding application.
  3. Write up a short research proposal (2500 words), providing the background to the proposed research, and an outline of the studies. The proposed research should relate to one of the above research areas. It is essential to contact potential supervisors for your research before submitting your application so that you can develop your research ideas with them.
  4. Apply online making sure you submit your research proposal, a personal statement, proof of your degrees and grades, details of two referees, proof of your English language proficiency and an up-to-date CV.

If you want to be considered for this funded PhD opportunity you must quote project code FM&C4910220 when applying.

Eligibility and funding notes

The bursaries are available to UK and EU students only and cover tuition fees only for full or part-time study.


Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to the Department Research Degree Coordinator mentioned above. For administrative and admissions enquiries please contact

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You can also book your place at one of our open evenings to discover more about the research programmes we offer.