Full time & Part time October MA 1 Year Full Time / 2 Years Part Time
Communication & Media Studies (7) Creative Arts & Design (9) Languages, Literature & Culture (21)

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Unleash your creativity with the MA in Film and Literature at our top 30 university. Delve into the intricate relationship between literature and film across various contexts and perspectives. Through innovative approaches, explore cinematic and literary aesthetics, adaptation, and media interactions. Tailor your studies to your interests, whether in creative practice or theoretical dissertations. Engage in weekly seminars, screenings, and discussions to deepen your understanding of how texts convey meaning. Benefit from masterclasses led by industry professionals, enhancing your technical skills in cinematography, directing, and editing. Our award-winning staff, including Oscar and BAFTA winners, offer expertise in a wide range of film areas. Access industry-standard facilities for film production, editing, and equipment. Our supportive environment fosters critical and artistic responses to film studies. Join us to unlock a world of opportunities in the film and literature realm. Entry requirements include a 2.2 degree in various fields or a creative writing sample.

About the course

Explore the relationship between literature and film in an exceptionally broad array of contemporary and historical contexts, and from a variety of different perspectives. You discover cutting-edge approaches to cinematic and literary aesthetics, adaptation, and relationships between different media, reception contexts, ethics, and interfaces between theory and

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Entry Requirements

A 2.2 degree in Creative Writing, Theatre/Drama Studies, Literature, Film and Media Studies, Modern Languages , Art History, Music, Philosophy, History, American Studies, Performance studies, Journalism, Law, Politics and Sociology.

You may be asked to provide a piece of creative writing if you do not hold a degree in a relevant field.

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.

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Where will I study?

Where is University of Essex


Student Profile

Wendy McMahon

“I have always had a passion for literature which led me to doing my Phd in LIterature. was I really enjoyed my time at Essex when I was completing my undergraduate degree and I chose to return to complete my PhD study because of the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies’ comparative and interdisciplinary nature.

What I enjoyed most was the independence I had whilst completing my research. The Department houses a wide range of expertise and provides a lively intellectual space within which to engender your own research.

The University of Essex has such a strong sense of community. Whilst at Essex I took every opportunity that the Department offered, whether it be training, the opportunity to present work, or social engagements. I would always advise others to do the same as I gained so much from these experiences.

My best memory of my time at Essex has to be when I presented my first research paper at a departmental seminar, it gave me a real sense of achievement.

Since completing my PhD I have been appointed as a Lecturer in American Studies within the School of American Studies at the University of East Anglia. My PhD study provided me with the fundamental training required for me to forge and pursue my desired academic career.

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