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Postgraduate Opportunities at Aberystwyth University

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Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies

Postgraduate Opportunities
from September 2009

Firmly located in Wales, and with an established international profile across its constituent disciplines, the 2001 RAE -5 rated Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies provides a vibrant research environment for postgraduate study.

MA Funding Opportunities
We offer an exciting suite of MA programmes designed to prepare you for professional practice and/or doctoral research: MA Film Studies, MA Practising Performance, and MA Scriptwriting (Screen and Radio).

Outstanding applicants to any of the above schemes with a clear intention to pursue doctoral study within the Department will be considered for a TFTS research preparation bursary designed to cover a year's fulltime fees and maintenance benchmarked to ensure equivalence with the AHRC (currently £8, 800). MA students in the Department also benefit from eligibility for a number of funded bursaries, notably from the Thompson Foundation for Welsh medium MA studies.
PhD Funding Opportunities
The Department's established reputation for conducting leading-edge, international quality research makes TFTS an ideal place to pursue doctoral study. We offer supervision and research training in both English and Welsh, focussing on topics such as: Landscape, environment and site-specific performance; Welsh and minority-language theatre, film and television; National and trans-national processes of production and contexts of reception; Broadcasting structures; histories and regulatory policies; Alternative and experimental theatre; and film and television drama.

PhD research may be practice-led, or through written thesis. PhD students in the Department receive funding from a number of sources: AHRC, Aberystwyth University, independent charities, employers and overseas providing bodies. We offer support and guidance in making applications to such organisations, and augment the opportunities they provide through a number of TFTS doctoral studentships awarded to outstanding students who have made excellent applications to other funding sources. The TFTS studentships are designed to cover three years fulltime fees and maintenance, benchmarked to ensure equivalence with the AHRC (currently £12, 600).

For further information and application forms please contact Ceris Medhurst-Jones, Departmental Research Administrator, on 01970 628648 or ekj@aber.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Potential applicants are invited to contact the Department as soon as possible and no later than 31st January 2009

Hybu Rhagoriaeth Mewn Addysgu ac Ymchwil/Promoting Excellence in Teaching and Research

Ceris Medhurst-Jones
Research Administrator /Gweinyddydd Ymchwil
Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies/Adran Astudiaethau Theatr, Ffilm a Theledu
Parry-Williams Building/Adeilad Parry-Williams
Aberystwyth University/ Prifysgol Aberystwyth
Ceredigion, SY23 3AJ, UK

ffon/tel: (01970) 628 648
ffacs/fax: (01970) 622 831

Yn unol pholisi dwyieithog Prifysgol Aberystwyth, mae croeso i chi ohebu 'r Brifysgol yn Gymraeg neu yn Saesneg.
In accordance with the bilingual policy of Aberystwyth University, you are welcome to correspond with the University in either Welsh or English.

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