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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Mile End

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our pioneering MA programme guides you to find and tell the stories that matter to you. You'll explore the practice and theory of documentary film while you develop your unique voice as a filmmaker, accumulating excellent production and documentary-making skills. In addition, you'll learn specialist research skills that will aid your career.

  • Develop your distinct creative voice and create a solid portfolio of work
  • Train as an all-rounder with great production skills and film-funding experience
  • Learn from respected filmmakers and internationally renowned academics


  • Bespoke 41-seat cinema and state-of-the-art black box film studio facilities
  • Up-to-date camera and post-production technology and equipment, supported by experienced staff
  • Queen Mary’s comprehensive libraries, including our Postgraduate Reading Room
  • Our new Graduate Centre: purpose-built study spaces and a roof-top common room with a terrace

Career paths

You will complete this programme with a portfolio of films, an impressive array of practical skills and specialist knowledge of documentary filmmaking, so you will be well-prepared for a successful career in the creative industries, in areas such as broadcast television, independent film production and teaching.

You'll also have excellent research skills, preparing you for doctoral study.

These transferable skills, coupled with the networking opportunities on our programme, have allowed graduates of this programme to move into a range of careers, such as:

  • Production
  • Documentary making
  • Film research

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Queen Mary University of London

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  • Campus address

    Queen Mary University of London, Admissions and Recruitment Office, Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, E1 4NS, England

Queen Mary students enjoy the security and friendliness of campus in a famous city, with guaranteed accommodation for all first-year undergraduates in Year 1.
Queen Mary is a truly global university. It has students and staff from over 160 countries, and has sites in London, China, Malta and Paris.
Research at Queen Mary is world-leading across disciplines, with academics making a major impact across all subject areas.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 103 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    141 74%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%



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