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Film and Television MA

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Film / Video / Television Production Film Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Based in our world-class film school and supported by specialist, award- winning staff, you’ll hone your skill set and broaden your thinking to create work with impact, relevance and reach. We cherish courageous originality and the diversity of our student body, welcoming applicants with and without a media background.


This dynamic MA will help you build the craft and critical skills to place your work in line with current industry trends. You'll engage in practical projects mirroring professional workflows and creative environments. To develop an up-to-date, original practice, you'll also study the cultural contexts of global film and television markets.

The School of Film & Television is a member of CILECT, the global association of the world's best film, television and animation schools. MA Film & Television is accredited by Creative Skillset, a mark of quality endorsed by industry professionals.

What our graduates do

Our graduates have secured jobs at HBO, Sky and ITV, and worked on feature films including Disney’s Cinderella, About Time, and The World’s End.

What you'll learn

We’ll examine how directors like Ben Wheatley and companies like Curzon and Film4 are using multi-platform release schedules. And how brands like HBO, Amazon and Netflix are shaping what we watch and how we watch it.

Exploring the blurred lines between art and technology, you’ll learn everything from journalism to philosophy to essential research skills. Crucially, on top of learning to develop, write, produce, shoot, record, direct and edit, you’ll look into why your ideas are worth being made.

Assessment methods

  • Continuous assessment with no formal examinations
  • Core theory based on written assignments
  • Core practice assessed on visual project and accompanying portfolios
  • Elective modules all with theory/practice options
  • Dissertation and/or major project in final semester.

Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.


Contextual Studies: Screen & Globalisation
Creative Practice: Final Major Project
Contextual Studies: Final Major Project
Creative Practice: Development
Creative Practice: Foundation
Contextual Studies: Screen, Culture & Society

Tuition fees

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

We welcome applications from those with relevant equivalent Level 6 qualifications. Our typical applicants hold an undergraduate degree of 2:2 or above, or equivalent experience and a demonstrable interest in the subject. We’ll also welcome your application if you have formal or 'certified' learning (such as training courses not run by universities or colleges) and learning from work experience or self-study. This is called Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), and should have been gained within the last five years, and equivalent to the learning outcomes of our minimum entry qualifications.