Fees and funding

Minghella building: Film, Theatre and TelevisionFees

For information on fees, please visit the Graduate School. There are various funding awards that applicants to our postgraduate research programmes can apply for.


For Home/EU students:

Film, Theatre & Television is pleased to invite applications for PhD studentships, through its involvement in the AHRC South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP). We welcome applications related to any of our research specialisms. The SWW DTP will be awarding up to 56 doctoral studentships in the Arts and Humanities for entry in September 2017. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit, with no fixed quota assigned to any one institution or subject area within the DTP. Studentships are available to applicants living in the UK and the European Union.

If you are interested in applying for a 2017/18 studentship we strongly advise that you attend the SWW DTP's Information Day, which is being held on Monday 28 November 2016 at the National Museum Wales, Cardiff. The day will be an opportunity for those interested in applying to the SWW DTP to find out more about the consortium, its studentships and the opportunities we offer. DTP Hub and institutional staff will be on hand to answer questions, and academics from each of the subject areas supported by the DTP will be available to discuss your research plans. A selection of our non-HEI partners will also be in attendance. Please use this link to access the portal: https://swwdtp.fluidreview.com/ Registration will close on Sunday 13 November at 11.59pm GMT.

The SWW DTP Student Competition for 2017-18 entry will open on Tuesday 29 November 2016. The deadline for applications is Thursday 12 January 2017. For more information and guidance, contact Alison Butler, Film, Theatre & Television, University of Reading (email: a.j.butler@reading.ac.uk).


Anniversary Scholarships 2017

The University-wide Graduate School was established in the Autumn of 2011. In celebration of its 5th Anniversary, ten PhD studentships will be offered for October 2017 start. Further information is available here:



For International Students:

Funding is available through application to the University International Research Studentships

For further details about additional funding sources, check the University's Funding search.

Please note that many deadlines for funding to support postgraduate research are normally in February, so it is imperative to begin the application process in good time.

Santander Academic Achievement Scholarships

There is a scheme available to overseas students applying for a PhD in the department: Santander Academic Achievement Scholarships. This scheme offers a £5000 one-off payment to PhD students who are able to demonstrate academic excellence. To be eligible you must hold an offer from the University of Reading. This scheme is open to applicants from Brazil, Mexico or Colombia.  Further information and how to apply

Funding Announcement

The University of Reading is offering 20% discount for Brazilian PhD students! If you are intending to spend a research period at the University of Reading, and you are funded by CAPES or CNPq, you have 20% discount on your fees! Read more about this funding opportunity.

For advice regarding a potential PhD application, please contact Alison Butler.

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