Film and Television Studies (MRes)

University of Nottingham the United Kingdom

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About Film and Television Studies at University of Nottingham

The School and Institute's research students are of the highest calibre as attested to by their numerous awards and achievements. They are very active in the academic profession, publishing and delivering conference papers. Currently enrolled students are working on a variety of topics including video games and the American military, censorship and Hindi cinema, non-Western appropriations of Hollywood film, masculinity crisis narratives in contemporary American film, and a history of ITV regional news.

The Institute encourages applications from students interested in many aspects of the analysis of film and television production and consumption, including but not limited to:

    • American cinema and television


    • Asian cinema


    • Authorship/production in the creative industries


    • Branding


    • Cult television


    • Early cinema


    • Film and television consumption: reception, audience studies, and star discourses


    • Film and television documentary


    • Film and television industries: production, marketing, distribution and exhibition


    • Film and television theory and critics


    • Film histories: early cinema, film historiography


    • Film production: sound, film technicians and production contexts


    • Film sound


    • Film/television and civil rights/the sixties


    • History, memory and the media


    • Political economy of film and television


    • Popular cinema, national and transnational cinemas, and the blockbuster


    • Relationship of film/television to other media including issues of convergence, adaptation, and cultural value


    • Shakespeare and cinema/television


    • Textual analysis and representation


    • The action film and masculinity


  • The blockbuster

Film and Television Studies MRes

Some prospective postgraduate students already have a clear idea of the area and topic that they wish to research. Correspondingly, some research areas and topics can be clearly supported at Nottingham and consequently a student can effectively lay the ground work for a PhD by doing a Masters by Research rather than a taught Masters. While this degree is still classed as a Research Preparation Masters, it is assessed solely by Dissertation and is taught preponderantly via supervision. Students attend a research training module in semester 1 and attend the weekly graduate work-in-progress seminars to which they contribute a paper in semester 2. However, they work with a main supervisor and co-supervisor on a pre-agreed research topic. They submit a 30,000 word dissertation at the end of the year which is marked by both an internal and an external examiner with the possibility of a viva to confirm the award.

Since students are expected to complete a piece of research in just one year, the MRes degree requires candidates to work in areas of staff expertise and with a practical sense of the resources to which they have ready access. Advice is available from the School. Recently MRes students have pursued topics on American photography and commemoration and Hollywood Christmas films.

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  • The awardMResHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
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