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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Film Studies Film / Video / Television Production

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies offers an exceptionally stimulating environment, where interdisciplinary research flourishes across film, television and media topics, including journalism, media history, the creative industries, memory studies and practice-led research. Our research aims for critical engagement with technologies, old and new, and poses theoretical, aesthetic and political questions associated with the rise of digital media. Both the MPhil and the PhD are assessed by a viva voce examination.

Current research areas in the Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies include: cultural studies, digital media culture and technology, film industries and cinema cultures (British, European and worldwide), gender and sexuality studies, histories of television, journalism studies and investigative reporting, media studies, multimedia design, the music industry, and the visual arts.

The MPhil thesis is not more than 60,000 words; The thesis requirements for a practice-based project vary according to the nature of the research and can be discussed with the admissions tutors. At Birkbeck, you are initially registered on an MPhil and you upgrade to a PhD after satisfactory progress in the first year or two.

Different course options

Full time | Birkbeck, University of London | 1 year | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

JAN-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Full-time home/EU students: £4260 pa, the tuition fee indicated here is for 2018/19. The tuition fee for 2019/20 is subject to an inflationary increase.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Full-time international students: £12325 pa, the tuition fee indicated here is for 2018/19. The tuition fee for 2019/20 is subject to an inflationary increase.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need a good degree including film, television, media studies, social sciences or related disciplines in humanities, history and visual studies as a major subject. Depending on their background and research experience, a BA might be sufficient. Generally we recommend that students apply with a good MA degree.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more