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Research degrees in Film

Main contact: Director of Graduate Studies for Film, Dr Grazia Ingravalle: email -


Research Areas

Research in Film at QMUL is organised into four main areas, the Centre for Film and Ethics, Film Cultures, Film Philosophy, and Film Practice. We are always interested in receiving applications from highly qualified prospective PhD students wishing to work with us in these general research areas. 

The department has particular strengths in: 


European Cinema; British Cinema; World Cinemas; Film and Decolonization; Film Stars; Performance Theory; Ethics and Continental Philosophy; Cognitive Film Theory and Analytic Philosophy; Early Cinema; Film Archaeology; Animal Studies; Eco-cinema; Iconic Images of Political Violence; War in Historical and Contemporary Frames; Cine-museology; (Digital) Curation and Archiving; Film Heritage; Neoliberalism, Globalisation and Finance on Screen; Film Practice; Documentary Film; Artists’ Moving Image. 

Our current and recently completed PhD projects: 


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