Film Studies Research MPhil/PhD
My doctoral project is centered around a series of British films made in Australia in the 1940s and ‘50s, and given that King’s hosts the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies
and the top-rated film studies department in the UK, it seemed like a perfect fit. I was so intent on undertaking this research at King’s, that it was actually the only university to which I applied. And I was fortunate enough to secure an Arts and Humanities Research Council scholarship
, which pays my fees and provides a living allowance, meaning I can focus entirely on my research without having to try to fit it around work.
King’s really is a great place to study. Obviously you can’t beat the central location in the heart of London (and just across the river from the BFI Southbank, perfect for a film student), but most important is having the freedom to undertake your research whilst being supported by a dynamic intellectual community.
I have co-supervisors from the Menzies Centre and Film Studies, both of whom are very supportive and encouraging of my project. As well as this one-on-one support, regular research seminars across the school of Arts and Humanities, technical training and personal development courses, links with other knowledge networks, and a focus on interdisciplinary interaction helps to broaden my knowledge and interests even further.
Once I have completed my studies, I hope to move into academic research and teaching, and King’s provides me with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to get a head start in academia.