Key Information

Full-time

MPhil: 1.5-3 years. PhD: 2-4 years

Part-time

MPhil: 2-4 years part-time. PhD: 3-6 years

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

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Course Code

MEDPHDRP

Key Information

Full-time

MPhil: 1.5-3 years. PhD: 2-4 years

Part-time

MPhil: 2-4 years part-time. PhD: 3-6 years

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

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Course Code

MEDPHDRP

MPhil/PhD Media (including by practice) MPhil/PhD Media (including by practice)

Students have the opportunity to undertake in-depth research while being mentored by a nominated supervisor from our team of experienced academics.

Key Information

Full-time

MPhil: 1.5-3 years. PhD: 2-4 years

Part-time

MPhil: 2-4 years part-time. PhD: 3-6 years

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

Course Code

MEDPHDRP

Key Information

Full-time

MPhil: 1.5-3 years. PhD: 2-4 years

Part-time

MPhil: 2-4 years part-time. PhD: 3-6 years

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

Course Code

MEDPHDRP

Dr Dean Lockwood - Programme Leader

Dr Dean Lockwood - Programme Leader

Dr Dean Lockwood is a Senior Lecturer in Media Theory. Dean has published journal articles and chapters in edited collections and regularly delivers papers, both solo and collaborative, to academic conferences. He is co-author of Cloud Time (2012) and Photography in the Middle: Dispatches on Media Ecologies and Aesthetics (2016).

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Welcome to MPhil/PhD Media (including by practice)

The Lincoln School of Film and Media offers a collaborative environment in which to undertake research at doctoral level, whether by thesis, practice portfolio plus commentary, or by publication.

Students are able to engage in a structured programme of training to develop practical and critical skills, while benefiting from the School’s research expertise spanning media and cultural studies, film and television, and media and heritage.

An experienced supervisory team can offer support and guidance on research and/or practice, funding opportunities, attending conferences, exhibitions and screening, and publishing or exhibiting work in recognised journals and at events.

A vibrant research community exists at the School where regular research seminars take place, such as the media research and the 21st Century Research Group, offering students the opportunity for further development.

Welcome to MPhil/PhD Media (including by practice)

The Lincoln School of Film and Media offers a collaborative environment in which to undertake research at doctoral level, whether by thesis, practice portfolio plus commentary, or by publication.

Students are able to engage in a structured programme of training to develop practical and critical skills, while benefiting from the School’s research expertise spanning media and cultural studies, film and television, and media and heritage.

An experienced supervisory team can offer support and guidance on research and/or practice, funding opportunities, attending conferences, exhibitions and screening, and publishing or exhibiting work in recognised journals and at events.

A vibrant research community exists at the School where regular research seminars take place, such as the media research and the 21st Century Research Group, offering students the opportunity for further development.

How You Study

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the majority of time is spent in independent study and research. Students will have meetings with their academic supervisor(s), but the frequency of these will vary depending on individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and stage of programme.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

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How You Study

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the majority of time is spent in independent study and research. Students will have meetings with their academic supervisor(s), but the frequency of these will vary depending on individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and stage of programme.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

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How you are assessed

A PhD is usually awarded based on the quality of the student’s thesis and ability to present and successfully defend their chosen research topic in an oral examination (viva voce). They are also expected to demonstrate how their research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding.

The following provides a guide on what is expected for each award:

  • 80,000 words for PhD thesis
  • 40,000 words for MPhil thesis
  • 25-40,000 words for written component of PhD by Practice, plus practice component
  • 25,000 words for written component of MPhil by Practice, plus practice component

A PhD is usually awarded based on the quality of the student’s thesis and ability to present and successfully defend their chosen research topic in an oral examination (viva voce). They are also expected to demonstrate how their research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding.

The following provides a guide on what is expected for each award:

  • 80,000 words for PhD thesis
  • 40,000 words for MPhil thesis
  • 25-40,000 words for written component of PhD by Practice, plus practice component
  • 25,000 words for written component of MPhil by Practice, plus practice component

Fees and Scholarships

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

Master's degree.

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/ . These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Entry Requirements 2021-22

Master's degree.

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/ . These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

At Lincoln, Covid-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the student experience. We have made changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience. We will continue to follow Government guidance and work closely with the local Public Health experts as the situation progresses, and adapt our teaching and learning accordingly to keep our campus as safe as possible.

Research Areas and Topics

Current research interests within media and cultural studies include media ecologies, visual and digital culture, sonic culture, horror studies, games studies, environmental photography, cultural theory, and contemporary European thought.

Within film and television studies, research interests include national and transnational cinemas, gender theory, exploitation/experimental/marginal cinema, Hollywood cinema and star studies, film and/as practice, script, and screenwriting theory.

Media and heritage research interests include historical film and media, documentary film and media ethics, social engagement, and documentary photography.

Features

The Lincoln School of Film and Media is home to a community of researchers undertaking projects relevant to life in a digitally connected world. Students are encouraged to engage with research at the School. Find out more on the School’s research pages: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/fm/research/

How to Apply

Enrolment Dates

To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February, or May.

In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.

Postgraduate Events

Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.

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The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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