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Tuition fees

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PhD fees vary according to where you come from, whether you study full or part time and where you are based during your degree. 

Alumni discounts

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If you've previously completed a degree with us, you’ll automatically receive our alumni discount (£1,500 off the cost of your tuition fees).

PhD funding

The University allocates around 150 entry awards each year in PhD studentships and bursaries, so there are many ways to access PhD funding. A studentship is usually a package that provides full funding for tuition fees and living costs.

Studentships for original research proposals in Film, Theatre & Television 

Our Department is part of the South Wales and West Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). The DTP offers funded PhD studentships to UK and EU students across a consortium of nine universities. 

We welcome proposals related to the themes outlined by the DTP: 

  • cultural transmission, translation and migration
  • visual and textual aesthetics and materialities
  • environmental and regional pasts and futures
  • politics, policies and values
  • science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) subjects and objects
  • conflict and post-conflict.

Students are co-supervised across institutions in the consortium. If you are interested in applying, please contact Alison Butler, the Department's Director of Postgraduate Research Studies, for further discussion. 

More information can be found on the DTP website.

Other studentships available for PhD students

The University's Doctoral and Researcher College holds further information about studentships and other funding available for postgraduate study. 

Studentships are available for both UK and international students.

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Doctoral loans

You may be eligible to apply for a government-funded doctoral loan to fund your PhD.
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Alternative funding sources

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is a database of less well-known sources of doctoral funding.

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Supplement your income

You might consider part-time or casual work as a way to supplement your income during your studies. There are often vacancies at the University, which you can apply for through Campus Jobs.