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Centre for Film and Screen




Cambridge offers the opportunity to pursue doctoral study in a specifically designated programme in Film and Screen Studies. Students on the programme join the active and varied film and screen studies research culture at Cambridge and participate in our annual research seminar series.

Opportunities to teach on undergraduate film studies papers are made available to PhD students who also take leading roles in organising research events, including an annual Film and Screen Studies postgraduate conference. Details of the Centre's current research students can be found here.

"The Centre for Film and Screen offers an exciting, supportive and genuinely interdisciplinary environment in which to undertake doctoral study. In recent years, the Centre as hosted a range of prominent academic speakers, as well as filmmakers such as Michael Haneke, Lucrecia Martel and Gianfranco Rosi. The libraries of the University are very well stocked and many Colleges offer additional funds and resources to facilitate research. Teaching opportunities are also varied, ranging from one-to-one tuition to group supervisions and seminars. Taking into account a range of factors—the intimacy of College life, the broader research culture, as well as the close proximity to London—Cambridge strikes the perfect balance for a PhD student. Above all else, however, it is the dedication of the faculty that has made my own experience here one of both personal and academic fulfillment." - Jules O'Dwyer - Current PhD student in the Centre for Film and Screen

For full information regarding the application process and funding opportunities, please see:

If you would like to discuss a possible research proposal for postgraduate study (MPhil or PhD), or learn more about the MPhil programme, please contact the Centre's director, John David Rhodes

For general inquiries, including questions regarding the application process and funding possibilities, please contact the Postgraduate Office.


Please see Applying and Funding.


Screenings and Events

The Annual Cambridge Festival of Ukrainian Film 2020

11 November 2020

Cambridge Ukrainian Studies and the Ukrainian Institute London invite you to escape the woes of the second lockdown and immerse yourself in experiences beyond your borders - from a mystical thriller about life in the Chornobyl Zone, to a powerful documentary that follows a young footballer who fights for her dreams against...