We are ranked as the UK's top film and Television Studies department in The Times Good University Guide 2015 and the Complete University Guide 2015. The quality of our research was also assessed 1st in the UK among Film and Television Studies departments.
As a postgraduate with us, you have access to our dedicated £3.5m facility, which includes four screening theatres served by 35mm and high-definition digital projection. These are regularly used for open screenings, research groups, and seminars with a special study room reserved for our postgraduates. You will have access to an unparalleled collection of film and TV off-air recordings (over 20,000), books and journals, and every week during teaching prints are hired and projected for all courses.
We have a worldwide reputation for the quality of our teaching and research within the fields of film and television aesthetics, history and theory. Our Master's programmes offer students scope to choose which of our scholars to work with – all of our staff play an active part in teaching and supervising on our graduate programmes.
Our staff received a 95% overall satisfaction rating and a 98% satisfaction for teaching quality by our students in the National Student Survey 2015. Our primary strength is our staff, and you will benefit from our superb staff-to-student ration that on our taught MA is normally restricted to twelve students. This balance provides an unusual level of access to leading scholars with a passionate commitment to teaching. Supervision of MA dissertations and MPhil and PhD theses is frequent, structured and monitored.
Pease note that Film and Television Studies at Warwick is not the same as Media Studies, Communications Studies or Journalism Studies. You will also see that we do not offer any training in the skills of practical filmmaking. Instead, we offer modules which make more use of the kinds of methodologies employed in the study of English Literature, History and Art History than those practised in the sociological analysis of communications industries.