PhD Studentship in Film Studies, Scotland

Deadline: 18 April 2011
Open to: graduates from within or outside the UK/EU
Scholarship: full studentship or fee waiver scholarships

In May 2011 St. Andrews will award one full studentship to an exceptional candidate, to enable them to pursue Film Studies at St Andrews from September 2011.

The PhD Programme offers three-years of supervision on your own research project, culminating in a dissertation.

In addition to your study there are a range of opportunities open to PhD students at St Andrews, typically including teaching undergraduate seminars from your second year onwards, a £300 annual travel fund (subject to annual budget confirmation) for conference travel and other related expenses, an annual £100 library book/DVD fund,


The award will support three full years of Ph.D. study, and is available to candidates from within or outside the UK/EU. The scholarship will be awarded by competition. Applicants are invited to apply via the Postgraduate Office for a place on the programme, and their applications will be considered for this scholarship along with those of other applicants.

St Andrews may also offer fee waiver scholarships to exceptional applications.


To be eligible prospective students must have been offered a place on the PhD programme.

Application Process

If you wish to be considered for the full studentship, and/or any possible fee waiver scholarships, please simply include a brief statement to that effect with your application.

* Check your eligibility for PhD studies (there are pre-requisites, such as a certain level of education, fluency in English, and so on) to make sure your application is not rejected for formal reasons.
* Present a proposal for PhD research or informally discuss a possible proposal with potential supervisors from within the department.

After an informal arrangement has been reached, it’s time for the formal application. This includes:

* University Application Form;
* Film Studies Application Form;
* A copy of your CV;
* Evidence of qualification;
* Two letters of reference;
* Evidence of fluency in English;
* A brief letter stating that you wish to be considered for any available funding opportunities we may have (if applicable);
* A sample piece of written work (no more than 2,000 words). This should be an academic piece of writing, preferably about film or a related subject. For example, this might be an essay you have previously submitted as part of your coursework, perhaps including references and bibliography as appropriate; and,
* Research Proposal (in English).

Please see the admissions office for general guidance on the application process.


For further details please check the webpage, or contact [email protected]


Postgraduate Team
Student Recruitment & Admissions
University of St Andrews
St Katharine’s West
16 The Scores
St Andrews
Fife, KY16 9AX
Scotland, UK

The official webpage.

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