This project is part of the MSCA COFUND CITI-GENS Doctoral Training Programme, for more information, including detailed project descriptions, funding and application process go to http://go.qub.ac.uk/citigens. Please note that the funding and application process within the tabs on this page are not applicable to this particular project and you must go to the website above to be sure you follow the right procedures to be considered. Research into the needs, potential, design and implementation of an online interactive web resource based on the Prisons Memory Archive (www.prisonsmemoryarchive.com), and how such resources can engage (or otherwise) audiences with multi-layered narratives of contested pasts.
This project is one of those advertised under the CITI-GENS programme. For more information on the programme please visit go.qub.ac.uk/citigens.
The PMA has been awarded a £500,500 HFL grant, in collaboration with the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, to preserve, make accessible and encourage engagement with 300 hours of audio visual recordings from the Maze and Long Kesh Prison and Armagh Gaol which operated during the political conflict known as The Troubles. These walk-and-talk recordings feature a diverse range of participants who interacted with the prison sites in different ways, as prisoners, prison officers, teachers, chaplains, relatives, lawyers, doctors, probation officers and maintenance workers.
There are two aspects to accessing and engaging with the PMA - as a full archive at PRONI and via a User Interface on the world wide web. PRONI are currently addressing the former and the PMA are shortly to engage with a technical partner to address the latter. The doctoral student would base their research on the second aspect of the project, which will engage with museums, libraries, schools, further education colleges and community groups in order to analyse how such an archive can be utilised in various educational and community contexts.
The project has inbuilt inter-disciplinarity with film studies, memory studies, transitional justice, oral history, education, museum studies and computer science forming the theoretical foundation of the research to date.
The current Northern Ireland Office consultation document on addressing the legacy of the past proposes an oral history archive, which will have a strong online element. Our research will be of considerable benefit to Northern Ireland and similar international initiatives where digital developments open up new possibilities for addressing the role of story telling as a means of addressing the legacy of the past in societies transitioning out of violence.
This project is cofunded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union and Department of the Economy.
The programme covers the tuition fees and salary, please visit go.qub.ac.uk/citigens for information on eligibility and salary.
We offer research programmes in both critical and creative practice. These are designed for students who wish to conduct research into historical or broader theoretical issues in film and audiovisual cultures, or those who are interested in practice-led research. We encourage cross-disciplinary projects, especially those involving other areas within the School of Creative Arts. There are three programme routes:
PhD in Film and Visual Studies (Creative Practice)
Students opting for the PhD (Creative Practice) route will produce a body of supervised creative work, accompanied by a written critical treatment contextualising this work with the broader field of film and audiovisual cultures. We are particularly interested in applications in the following areas: Documentary Film, Conflict Transformation, New Media and Experimental Aesthetic Practices.
PhD in Film and Visual Studies (Critical Practice)
The PhD in Film and Visual Studies (Critical Practice) route offers students the opportunity to undertake advanced, original research in one of our current areas of specialisation: cinema history and historiography; sound and film; world and comparative film studies; documentary film; and Irish film and audiovisual culture.
The third route, the MPhil, also offers students the opportunity to undertake advanced research in either critical or creative practice in one of our areas of specialisation.
Mode of study/duration
Registration is on a full-time or part-time basis, under the direction of a supervisory team appointed by the University. You will be expected to submit your thesis at the end of three years of full-time registration for PhD, or two years for MPhil (or part-time equivalent).
Documentary and ethnographic film
Irish film and audiovisual culture
Relations between film and the visual arts
World and comparative film studies
British film and cinema
Film controversy and film censorship
Professor Cahal McLaughlin
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The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School of Arts, English and Languages. PhD Integrated Pathway (4 Years) The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences PhD Integrated 4 year programme will constitute 1 year of taught modules, independent study to develop research skills and PhD study proposal, followed by progression to a further 3 years of PhD research. Students of the 4 year programme will benefit from: - An additional year to develop research skills and subject expertise through taught modules - A more thorough understanding of the demands of PhD study - Enhanced support to develop a robust and feasible research proposal for PhD - A stronger foundation from which to deliver a successful PhD thesis To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years
International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.
For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering Academic English and Pre-sessional courses online only from June to September 2020.
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Film Studies costs
There are no specific additional course costs associated with this programme.
Depending on the programme of study, there may also be other extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies . Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from any Queen's library. If students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the University Library, prices per text can range from £30 to £100. Students should also budget between £30 to £100 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges. Students may wish to consider purchasing an electronic device; costs will vary depending on the specification of the model chosen. There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, and library fines. In undertaking a research project students may incur costs associated with transport and/or materials, and there will also be additional costs for printing and binding the thesis. There may also be individually tailored research project expenses and students should consult directly with the School for further information.
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