With access to specialist supervision,
excellent resources and a vibrant research community, your time at Kent will
be enjoyable and stimulating.
You conduct original research under the guidance of a team of specialist supervisors.
We welcome enquiries on any topic, and provide you with excellent
research resources to enable you to complete your research, which culminates in a thesis of up to 100,000 words.
You will have a minimum of two
supervisors who support and guide you through your academic and
professional development throughout your studies. You meet regularly with
your supervisors, who not only supervise your research project but help you to identify parts of your research and development where you may
require further training or support. A series of reviews take place
throughout your studies in order to ensure that your research project stays on
track and that you have all the necessary support and resources required to
successfully complete it.
Recent and ongoing research
supervision projects include: ‘Feeling
Sound: The Embodiment and Affect of Cinematic Sound’, ‘Crossing Borders:
Exploring Representations of Britishness in the "Gothic Thread" of Films Made
in the US and UK in the Years 1942-8’, ‘The Hybrid Live Action/Animation Image:
Aesthetics, Spectation and Epistemology’, 'Film, Remixology, and the Internet
You may be eligible to apply for a
fully funded PhD scholarship. Scholarship opportunities may include the Vice
Chancellor’s Research Scholarship (GTA) and the Consortium of the Humanities
and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) collaborative doctoral award. For
further information and eligibility requirements, please see our Scholarship website.
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