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iPhD Integrated Film Studies (4 years)

The iPhD (Integrated PhD) is a four-year programme of study. In the first year you will follow taught modules in Film alongside MA students and undertake a series of assessments (essays and presentations). If these are completed successfully you will produce an extended research proposal and progress to Year Two. Your PhD status will be confirmed towards the end of Year Three if your work is progressing satisfactorily.

Introducing your degree

This programme is an ideal pathway for those new to Film Studies and/or international students as it provides a detailed and intensive taught introduction to Film Studies and provides a series of possible ‘exit' points. You will receive regular supervision and training in research and communication skills - both generic and specific to your project. You will participate in fortnightly research seminars and are encouraged to contribute to conferences and symposia, both at Southampton and elsewhere.

Your contact hours will vary depending on your module/option choices. Full information about contact hours is provided in individual module profiles.

The iPhD (Integrated PhD) is a four-year programme of study. In the first year you will follow taught modules in Film alongside MA students and undertake a series of assessments (essays and presentations). If these are completed successfully you will produce an extended research proposal and progress to Year 2. Your PhD status will be confirmed towards the end of Year 3 if your work is progressing satisfactorily. This programme is an ideal pathway for those new to Film Studies and/or international students as it provides a detailed and intensive taught introduction to Film Studies and provides a series of possible ‘exit' points. You will receive regular supervision and training in research and communication skills - both generic and specific to your project. You will participate in fortnightly research seminars and are encouraged to contribute to conferences and symposia, both at Southampton and elsewhere.

Your contact hours will vary depending on your module/option choices. Full information about contact hours is provided in individual module profiles.

View the programme specification for this course for 2020/21 entrants

View the programme specification for this course for 2021/22 entrants

 

Programme Structure

Typical Course Structure

This 4-year full time Integrated PhD programme consists of a menu of taught modules and research supervision. Through these activities you will earn a total of 60 ECTS (120 CATs) at FHEQ Level 7 and 210 ECTS (420 CATs) at FHEQ Level 8 in line with the QAA Framework for higher education qualifications (see http://www.qaa.ac.uk/en/Publications/Documents/qualifications-frameworks.pdf)

The taught modules comprise both research skills /methods and content modules. The taught modules follow a core plus options structure, and are drawn from a range of postgraduate modules in Film Studies and Film and Cultural Management offered in the Faculty of Humanities (HUMS).

You will be allocated a Personal Academic Advisor from the start of the programme, normally your future lead research supervisor. During Year 1, your taught modules will be coordinated by the Coordinator of the respective MA programme. You will meet regularly on a one to one basis with your tutor/ supervisor from the beginning of the programme. Your supervisor will be joined from Year 2 onwards by other member(s) of your supervisory team, and they will support the planning and carrying out of your research project and the production of your thesis. They will also support your personal self-evaluation and skills development activities using the HUMS Research Activity Record, and oversee the production of your Advanced Skills Portfolio during Years 2 and 3.

You will register from the beginning of the Integrated PhD as a PhD student. Progression to Year 2 of the programme is conditional on successful completion (an average of 60% across all modules) during Year 1 of HEQ Level 7 modules comprising 60 ECTS (120 CATs), and on formal submission of a satisfactory research proposal, achieving a minimum mark of 70% (5000 words: 7.5 ECTS (15 CATs) at FHEQ Level 8. Thereafter, confirmation of your PhD registration is dependent upon successful completion of further assessed modules and Advanced Skills Portfolio (totalling 45 CATs/ 22.5 ECTS points at FHEQ Level 8 in addition to the confirmation requirements of a standard PhD. The confirmation process for I PhD registration will normally take place between months 30-33 of your candidature.

While you can normally expect to complete the full programme within the minimum 4-year period of full time study, a further writing up period of up to one year is allowed. The PhD thesis must finally be submitted within 5 years of first registration.

Typical entry requirements

For 2020 entry
QualificationGrade
English language requirements

All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK who do not offer GCSE English language (or GCSE English) at the required level will need to meet the following English language proficiency requirement. Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements

Band E IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in all components

Selection process

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This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Typical course content

The IPhD (Integrated PhD) is a four-year programme of study. In the first year you will follow taught modules in Film alongside MA students and undertake a series of assessments (essays and presentations).

Year 1

Semester One
Core [?]
A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.
FILM6028Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM6029Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional
FILM6031Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM6034Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM6036Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM6046Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two
Core [?]
A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.
FILM6032Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Compulsory
FILM6030Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM8001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional
FILM6033Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM6036Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM6044Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM6045Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Tuition fees

Fees for postgraduate taught courses vary across the University. All fees are listed for UK, EU and international full-time and part-time students alphabetically by course name.

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Funding

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

TypeDescription
OtherSoftware Licenses - All software is provided
OtherHardware - It is advisable that students provide their own laptop or personal computer, although shared facilities are available across the University campus.
OtherComputer discs or USB drives - Students are expected to provide their own portable data storage device.
StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-today stationary items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.). Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
BooksTextbooks - Where a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source. Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
OtherLaboratory Equipment and Materials - All laboratory equipment and materials are provided.
Printing and copyingWhere possible, coursework such as essays; projects; dissertations is likely to be submitted on line. However, there are some items where it is not possible to submit on line and students will be asked to provide a printed copy. The University printing costs are currently: A4 - 5p per side (black and white) or 25p per side (colour) A3 - 10p per side (black and white) or 50p per side (colour) Please Note: Paper sizes not recognised by the printing devices will prompt you to select the size and then charge a minimum of 50p per black and white copy and a maximum of £1 per colour copy. You can pay for your printing by using the money loaders or by using print copy payment service by going to http://www.southampton....ions/students/printing- for-students.page The University Print Centre also offers a printing and copying service as well as a dissertation/binding service. Current printing and copying costs can be found in http://www.southampton....copyrooms/service.page. They also provide a large format printing service, e.g. Academic posters. Details of current costs can be found in http://www.southampton..../academicposters.page?.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

The aims of the programme are to:

Develop your critical awareness of debates and issues in the field of Film Studies.
Equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to undertake doctoral research in Film Studies;
Develop your analytical, research and personal skills relevant to a range of careers in Film, the media, and academia;
Support you to devise, implement and successfully complete a substantial research investigation (the PhD thesis), which will make an original contribution to knowledge in the field;
Provide you with broad based training in research methods pertaining to the subject area;
Encourage you to reflect upon different methodologies, and to use them effectively in your own work.
Enhance your capacity for independent thought and research.
Encourage you to produce written work and scholarship to high professional standards.
Enable you to use and evaluate a wide range of research tools, including electronic information retrieval and subject-specific archival resources.

The programme comprises a taught element, incorporating research skills and subject specific knowledge; professional and transferable skills development; and a research project leading to submission of a PhD thesis.

 

 

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