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Colin - background to the PhD
Name: Colin
PhD discipline: Media, Film and English
Area(s) of work: University lecturing - film/media, literature and Irish-studies
Year of graduation: 1990
Date of Interview: 09/06/2008

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Colin outlines the background to his PhD.

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Please can you tell me when you completed your PhD, how many years it took you, whether you did it full-time or part-time and how you were funded?

I completed my PhD in 1990 although I think formally it was awarded in 1991. It took me four years going from 1986 after I'd completed a one year full-time MA and the PhD was undertaken in sort of a mixture of part-time and full-time mode. The MA was funded from Irish and British government sources but the PhD was paid for by the part-time work that I did in the University College Department in their English department.

Can you tell me what your undergraduate discipline was and then what your thesis topic was about?

My undergraduate discipline was essentially literature. English and American Literature at the University of Kent. My PhD was on British Television Drama so I'd moved from literature into broadly the media, television and film.
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