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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    The University of Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course description

Our MA Film Studies course has been designed to provide considerable opportunities to study film theory, history and culture, as well as aspects of applied practice.

It caters for those who want to enhance their artistic and professional careers, or if you're planning to progress to doctoral study.

The course is also suitable if you're relatively new to the subject area and want to establish a solid foundation.

If you want to enhance your employability, it provides an excellent springboard for careers in film, screen media and the creative industries, as well as educational, social and community professions.

The research and teaching strengths of our scholars span film, screen and media studies from form and theory to historical and cultural approaches, and from national cinemas to the politics of identity, gender and sexuality, and film music, as well as film practice as research.

This considerable breadth of specialism offers students a wide range of options.

Whether you want to strengthen your academic foundation in this subject area or wish to pursue niche areas of research requiring specific expertise you'll find the MA in Film Studies has a considerable amount to offer.

The MA Film Studies also emphasises aspects of applied practice as research that allows you to apply knowledge and experience of film theory and practice to a professional setting such as in participatory video practice, and film curation and programming.

Coursework and assessment

Written coursework in each taught 30-credit unit comprises a 6,000-word essay or its equivalent, such as video essays, log books, evaluation reports, project critiques and practice analysis.

The dissertation is a 15,000-word project on a topic chosen in consultation with the dissertation supervisor.

Career opportunities

By teaching and developing a considerable range of transferable skills, this course enables you to keep open a wide range of career options.

Previous MA students have gone on to take up PhD study, with many then progressing to academic and teaching careers in further and higher education institutions.

Other former students have gone on to work for the BBC, independent television production companies and as festival organisers, as well as in film education and other areas of the film and screen media industry.

Tuition fees

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£ 20,000per year

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

University information

University of Manchester

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 102 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    173 90%

    2nd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    50th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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