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Funding Opportunities for MA and PhD research in the Department

We are delighted to announce that the Department of Film and Television Studies has a number of funding opportunities for MA and PhD Research available for the 2019-20 academic year.

  • We have a 1-year MA scholarship covering fees and a stipend of £15,040 for entry to our MA in Film and Television Studies and MA for Research in Film and Television Studies. This scholarship is only open to those applying to the Department of Film and Television Studies and all successful applicants will be considered for the award. Applicants wishing to be considered for this scholarship should submit their applications by noon on 1 July 2019. Results of the scholarship will be announced later in July 2019. Find out more here.
  • We also have one fully-funded, 3-year departmental scholarship for an exceptional PhD candidate. The scholarship covers fees and an annual stipend of £15,040. This scholarship is exclusive to the Department of Film and Television Studies and to be eligible for the award candidates must have submitted their application by 1 March 2019. All successful applicants will be considered for the departmental PhD scholarship and this funding is separate to the opportunities available through the M4C AHRC partnership. A decision will be made in May 2019. Applications will be reviewed by a departmental panel of three academic members of staff. The panel will not include any of the applicants' potential supervisors. Applications will be ranked according to University of Warwick Graduate School Ranking Criteria. Find out more here.
  • The Department also welcomes applications from prospective PhD candidates wishing to apply for funding via the AHRC Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C). M4C scholarships provide funding for 3.5 years and cover fees and a maintenance grant at UKRI rates. The deadline for M4C funding applications is noon on 14 January 2019 and more details (including eligibility criteria) can be found here.

We invite applications from prospective PhD candidates with the following research interests:

  • Art cinema
  • Avant-garde cinema
  • British film and television
  • Digital media
  • Documentary
  • Early film
  • Feminism and film
  • Film aesthetics
  • Film history
  • Film theory
  • French cinema
  • Hollywood cinema
  • Italian cinema
  • Latin American cinema
  • Moving image ethics
  • Moving-image place
  • Philosophy and film
  • Politics and cinema
  • Queer film and television
  • Representation
  • Slow cinema
  • Spanish cinema
  • Stardom
  • Television aesthetics
  • Television history
  • World cinemas

More details about the application process can be found here. Please contact Dr James MacDowell, our PhD Admissions Tutor if you have any questions by emailing

Mon 05 Nov 2018, 14:11 | Tags: Postgraduate, Research funding