University of East London

Course Introduction

Studying for a PhD with UEL?s School of Arts and Digital Industries (ADI) will push you to the limit - but you?ll be supported all the way. ADI?s research students and staff are actively researching and creating in areas from film studies to cultural theory, the performing arts, and art and design. Major areas of research within ADI include: cultural and media studies; film, fine art and illustration; literature, history and heritage studies; and applied performing arts. The most popular course is the PhD via MPhil. A PhD is an original and distinct contribution to the knowledge of the field of study. It is often essential for those wishing to follow an academic or research career in industry or commerce. PhD research can be carried out in all subject areas - normally over three years. PhD and MPhil students are supervised by one or more research-active staff. Your supervisors will support your programme of research through regular meetings and reviews. At the end of your PhD, you?ll write an 80,000-word thesis, summarising your research. You will then have to undergo an oral examination (a viva) on your thesis. The PhD via MPhil course normally takes a minimum of 33 months to complete. It involves two years of study, followed by an application to transfer from the MPhil to a PhD, when the quality of your research is assessed. You can then go on to do a full PhD.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants for a PhD via MPhil should have either a first class or upper second class honours degree from a UK Higher Education Institution, or an overseas qualification rated as equivalent. If they have relevant research or work experience, but no degree, they can still be considered for admission.
  • International entry requirements: The minimum requirement for a research degree is an IELTS Academic English score of 7.0 overall (minimum of 6.5 in all components).
  • IELTS score: 7