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Modern Languages Audio-Visual PhD

Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Modern Languages

Course type


Course Summary

This programme gives you the opportunity to film and edit an hour-long documentary on your research, accompanied by a 30,000 word written defence on any research area related to Modern Languages in which we have expertise. Research expertise includes Spanish cinema, medieval German texts, gender and sexuality in Italy, the translation of texts from Arabic, contemporary French poetry and European migration. You will work with supervisors and technicians to develop your 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.

Different course options

Full time | Edgbaston Campus | 3 years | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent).