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PhD in Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media by Creative Practice

This PhD programme in Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media (by creative practice) invites proposals in the fields of Playwriting, Acting for Theatre, Directing for Theatre, Film and Television, Sound Design and Interactive Media.

The programme is specifically aimed at individuals:

already working professionally in theatre, film, television or interactive media who wish to take time to reflect critically on their own and others’ work.
already working professionally in theatre, film, television or interactive media who wish to make a career move into teaching and research in Higher Education.
working in theatre, film, television or interactive media who wish to develop their careers with the production of a substantial and appropriate original work.
seeking to reach a professional standard of practice and research and to pursue a career in either Higher Education or professional theatre, film, television or interactive media.


  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 21

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

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The following range of York Futures activities has been carefully created with your career journey in mind. From one-to-one advice and skills programmes to careers fairs and internships - we’re here to support you towards your goals. Whether that's graduate employment or further study, we're here to help.

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Come to a York Strengths Development Day session and get feedback from specialists to help you develop your strengths.

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Tap into our culture of innovation and make the connections to kick start your career:

meet employers at a range of campus events and annual careers fairs
engage with professional alumni networks and find a career mentor through York Profiles & Mentors
connect with business advisers through Enterprise at York
gain summer internships or paid project-based internships with local employers
engage with top employers through our network, including recruiters at Aviva, BT, Deloitte, L’Oréal and Santander.

PSW Opportunity

2 Years PSW

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

For a postgraduate taught course such as a Masters, you would normally need a Bachelors degree from a recognised institution.

Typically you would need at least the equivalent to a UK upper second class honours degree, however some courses will accept lower second class honours degrees. Actual requirements will vary by course.
A score of 60 per cent is considered comparable to a UK 2:1
A score of 50 per cent is considered comparable to a UK 2:2
We take into account universities who mark more rigorously, eg University of Delhi, where we usually accept 55 per cent or higher.
English language
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
Minimum requirement
IELTS 7.0 minimum 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in all other components
C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency 176, minimum 176 in Writing and 169 in all other components
Duolingo 110, minimum 110 in production and 100 in all other components
LanguageCert B2 Communicator High Pass with 33/50 in each component
PTE Academic 61, minimum 61 in Writing and 55 in all other components
TOEFL 87, minimum 23 in Writing and 21 in all other components
Trinity ISE III Merit in all components

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
  • Duration: 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 56700 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: 22 GBP
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