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About Film Studies
Masters degrees in Film Studies explore the history and cultural impact of cinema, film production and other aspects of motion picture technology or related media. Specialised courses may focus on specific genres, directors or national traditions.
Most programmes award an MA (Master of Arts) but opportunities also exist to carry out postgraduate research through an MRes or MPhil in Film Studies.
These Masters degrees will train you to understand, appreciate and analyse some of the most important cultural media of the modern area.
Programmes will provide opportunities for advanced study of Film Studies as a general topic, along with the chance to specialise in specific areas such as Hollywood ‘blockbuster’ movies, documentary filmmaking or cinema as propaganda – to name a few.
Some courses may also include practical elements, focussing on the technical aspects of filmmaking, screenwriting and cinematic production.
Watching films may not sound like the most productive route through postgraduate study, but these courses can have a range of rewarding career outcomes.
Film is a significant cultural industry, with opportunities to work in the production and promotion of a range of projects. Journalism also focusses heavily on film, in both traditional print and online forms. Finally, film heritage is also a growing area, with many national and international museums and organisations dedicated to cinematic preservation and restoration.
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This MA offers you the opportunity to explore key aspects of film analysis, theory, history and practice. Through a range of different approaches to the study of film, including genre and textual analysis, audience studies, and media archaeology, you will be exposed to some of the most pressing debates about film today. Read more
This course has been designed for students who want to deepen their knowledge of the world’s cinemas and is taught at the leading centre for film studies in London. Read more
The MA Film with Practice is a taught programme suitable for graduates in film, practitioners who want to advance their practice in an intellectually stimulating environment and non-film graduates with a passion for film practice demonstrated though amateur filmmaking. Read more
Explore and make creative connections between film analysis and film practice. Our course has a distinctive focus on international, alternative, and documentary cinemas, while also providing a solid foundation in key elements of film history and theory, including Hollywood. Read more
A ground-breaking new MA delivered in partnership with the BFI to prepare students to build successful careers in film exhibition, programming, criticism or archival work. Read more
This interdisciplinary programme is taught by staff from a wide range of departments at UCL, all international experts in the fields of film and media studies. Read more
The MLitt in Film Studies is a one-year taught programme run by the Department of Film Studies. The programme approaches the study of film through a varied intellectual approach, exploring cinema in a global context. Read more
This programme, available in both full-time and part-time study modes, offers you a broad-based understanding of how film, television and other screen media have developed and interacted across their varying histories. Read more
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Since 1451 we have specialised in the arts and humanities, developing wide-ranging expertise and world-leading research. Whether you are looking for a change of direction, to build on your current knowledge and skills, or interested in an academic career, our programmes have been developed to meet the needs of your future employers. The University of Glasgow is ranked in the world’s top 100 for Arts & Humanities. Our Postgraduate taught degrees are taught one-year full-time (two-years part-time), and start in September. We have developed strong local, national and international connections w