Co-Tutelle PhD Programme in Global Screen Studies
The Graduate School of Humanities at Nagoya University and the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick offer an innovative and collaborative PhD programme that consolidates an existing research partnership and introduces a range of exciting research opportunities for international graduate students wishing to work on projects related to the study of world screen cultures.
Students can enrol on a 3-4 year doctoral studies programme at either Nagoya or Warwick and enjoy joint supervision across the duration of their studies with a dedicated year of study and research at the respective partner institution. Students are expected to graduate with one degree from the main university with a certificate from the partner university attached.
Students can thus benefit from the dynamic interaction of the existing research and pedagogical strengths in the two institutions with the added advantage of enjoying a programme of study in both East Asia and Europe.
The Co-Tutelle Programme is designed cohesively and collaboratively with a range of additional benefits in terms of active participation in the wider graduate research cultures of the two universities. These include the opportunity to take part in related MA modules/classes provided by both departments and involvement in the various research talks, conferences and symposia organised throughout the year at Warwick and Nagoya.
It is thus designed to deliver the following objectives:
- A high-quality graduate experience with an international focus
- The possibility of studying in at least two different regional contexts and film cultures
- The chance to carry out a tailored research project that strengthens an intensive understanding of the global nature of screen culture
- The opportunity to collaborate with a range of international film and television scholars with different methodological perspectives
- The chance to develop language skills related to more than one regional context
- The enhancement of future employability skills related to academia and related professions worldwide
Below are guidelines mainly for students whose primary entry at Nagoya University. Guidelines for students whose primary entry at the University of Warwick are available on the Warwick's website:
Supervisory arrangements are on a 50/50 shared basis throughout the duration of the degree programme. There is some flexibility about how this is managed, according to the location of the student, but there are always shared oversight of all written work produced.
Progression throughout the degree are monitored via an annual review panel and an annual reporting system involving students, supervisors and other members of staff at each institution. There is one set of agreed processes shared between both institutions.
There is a minimum of period of one year's residency at the partner institution (usually in the second full-time year of registration) with some additional level of flexibility to bring this total to a full 50/50 arrangement if required. Students are eligible to apply for accommodation at the partner institution.
Financial Aid and Funding
The opportunities of financial aid and funding for Nagoya-based students to be able to apply for include the followings:
- The waiver of the tuition fee
- MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan) scholarships: Students from overseas can apply for this via the Japanese Embassy in each country. Early consideration for this opportunity prior to applying for the Co-tutelle programme is highly recommended.
- JASSO (Japan Students Services Organization) offer scholarships
- JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) fellowships
- JSPS (Overseas Challenge Program for Young Researchers)
- The students who successfully receive the fellowship are also eligible to apply for Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research or kakenhi.
- Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation
The Co-Tutelle PhD Programme in Global Screen Studies is mainly conducted by the collaborative team between the Cinema Studies Unit at the Graduate School of Humanities, Nagoya University, and the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. The programme is also supported by the two Global 30 programs the Graduate School of Humanities, Nagoya University: The Japan-in-Asia Cultural Studies Program and The Linguistics and Cultural Studies Program.
Cinema Studies Unit at Nagoya University is one of the East Asian region's pioneers in the study of national and transnational Asian film cultures with a special focus on historically informed cultural studies. It has a diverse international student population and offers expertise in the history and historiography of East Asian cinemas and visual culture (Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese and Korean) as well as East Asian historical and literary studies. Its central location in Japan places it within easy access of the major university and institutional research collections held in Tokyo and Kyoto.
The Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick is one of the leading Film Studies departments in Europe and has a longstanding reputation for the quality of its research and teaching into film aesthetics, history and theory. A number of recent staff appointments have consolidated its profile in world cinema studies thus offering a range of innovative methodological opportunities for graduate students. The Department benefits from outstanding technical and academic resources and the University of Warwick houses the finest university collection of film and television studies related material in the country. It is located just over an hour away from central London and Oxford by train thus providing easy access to both cities' world-renowned research libraries.
Global 30: The Japan-in-Asia Cultural Studies Program at Nagoya University offers courses on Japanese and East Asian modern literature, East Asian film studies and Japanese and East Asian modern history. Global 30: Linguistics and Cultural Studies Program at Nagoya University offers courses MA students a wide-ranging and interdisciplinary introduction to various aspects of language and culture in a global context.
News & Events
10-11 November 2018
- Nagoya-Warwick International Mini-Conference
New Horizons in World Cinema
12 March 2018
- Special Graduate Seminar: 'Cities and Landscapes in Motion: Revisiting the Tradition of the European Road Movie'
22 September 2017
- Mediating Time and Space: Trans/national Cinema, Animation and Beyond