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Welcome to the Film, Music & Theatre (FMT) Doctoral School - a platform for research excellence in doctoral education within the forward-looking academic and creative ecology of the School of Film, Music & Theatre at University College Cork.

Our Doctoral School is a leading centre of excellence in doctoral education. In conjunction with CARPE, the School of Film, Music & Theatre's Centre for Arts Research and Practice, our Doctoral School promotes the development of a thriving and collaborative community of researchers working to international standards across disciplines.

The School of Film, Music & Theatre hosts a collective of world-leading experts in the creative arts. It promotes the close integration of theoretical and practical teaching, research, and creativity, and cultivates productive synergies between its disciplines.


The Doctoral School's progressive and future-facing learning environment has a robust focus on student support and well-being. We promote opportunities for connection, peer-learning and participation, and support the University's equality, diversity and inclusion principles.

Annual FMT Doctoral School Research Week

O'Riada Hall - 22nd April

Theatre Lab - 23rd April

Film And Screen Media Auditorium - 24th April

MS Teams Online - 25th April

Full Schedule

FMT Doctoral School

Scoil Dhochtúireachta FMT

Dr. Alexander Khalil