Film and Television: Research and Production is the new title for the long established and very popular MA in History, Film and Television. Although history is still very much an element of teaching and research on the course, this new name better reflects the opportunities available on the MA to study and work within the film and television industries.
This interdisciplinary masters programme is designed to help you take the specialist academic knowledge from your first degree and apply it in practical ways to kick-start your career in broadcasting or scholarly research. Combining academic and professional training, the programme provides hands-on skills with a core understanding about how the industry works, promoting both critical and creative thought.
Excellent communication skills, with high standards of both written and spoken English, are essential for this MA.
You will study three core modules:
- Development and Production for Film and Television - Documentary Filmmaking - Research Skills and Methods
The MA also includes a unique work placement of up to 12 weeks in the media industry at a partner company, such as Maverick Television,and you will complete the programme with a 15,000-word dissertation.
This programme also offers the opportunity to gain a Skillset accredited qualification in Health and Safety, in addition to your MA, which is a great enhancement to your CV.
The University of Birmingham has been ranked 8th in the UK and 60th in the world for post-qualification employability in the latest global survey of universities commissioned by the International Herald Tribune.