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Study mode distance learning
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 33 months
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University of Westminster, London has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Based within our Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) our research into Film is part of one of the UKs leading centres for research in visual media art, design and music. It boasts over 30 researchers, including award winning filmmakers, theorists and critics. Research focuses on two areas: documentary theory and practice, and non-Hollywood cinema. Through AHRC funding, conferences and strategic post doctoral appointments, the group has built a strong presence in documentary research. International research projects on South Asian and Southeast Asian cinema/visual arts are being developed with overseas partners.
Applicants should have a minimum classification of 2.1 in their first degree or equivalent and preferably a master's degree (or masters degree pending). Applicants whose first degree has not been studied in English should have IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in all elements. Applicants need to submit a research proposal of 2,000–3,500 words. It should include a title of proposed research, identify discipline and formulate research questions clearly. It should also include proposed research methodology and plan of work and time schedule. References are normally required and if not provided with your application will be requested at a later date.
IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in each element)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of Westminster.
About this university
Students from around the world travel to the university to study the 300 plus degrees on offer and there is plenty of help and assistance on hand for them. This starts with the application process and there is information on the website divided by country to help with this. The university also offers English language support for those to whom it isn't a native language as well as information about visas and immigration paperwork. There is also support for daily life matters such as getting a bank account, working between studies and bringing family members to London while studying. All university students are automatically members of the Student Union who provide advice and support for students as well as organising the clubs and societies to occupy students outside the classroom. It also operates a bar and nightclub as well as two shops on the Harrow and Cavendish campuses. Student run media opportunities include a radio station, TV station and a magazine. Sports have always played an important part in university life and the athletic club is called the Harriers. It was established in 1883 and for many years was the biggest in England. The university even organised the opening and closing ceremonies of the London Olympic Games of 1912. Among the sports facilities is the boat house, tennis courts and athletics track at Chiswick as well as sports pitches and halls at the Harrow campus.