This programme gives you the opportunity to film and edit an hour-long documentary on your research, accompanied by a 30,000 word written defense on any research area related to Modern Languages in which we have expertise. This could range from Spanish cinema to medieval German texts, from the mire of Italian politics to translation of texts from Arabic, from contemporary French poetry to European migration.
You will work with supervisors and technicians to develop this practice-based project, using our editing suite and equipment. You will be co-supervised by staff in Modern Languages and Film and Creative Writing. The Audio-visual PhD enables you to make an original contribution to the discipline of history, film and television preparing you for careers in media and/or academia. Previous experience of filmmaking is welcome in applicants, but experience is not a requirement for admission - the required skills are included in the programme of study. Aptitude for this course of study will be discussed with applicants as part of the application process.