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MA Global Film and Television (Online)

MA Global Film and Television (Online)

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Film Studies Film / Video / Television Production

Course type


Course Summary

About the course

The MA in Global Film and Television is an online course, offering a range of distinct critical and theoretical approaches. You will be asked to explore the dynamic relationship between visual style and social commentary in work of film and television from around the world. As the industries of film and television become increasingly interconnected, the course considers their shared stylistic and contextual relationships. This course is innovative in engaging with comparative close readings of US film beyond Hollywood, of World Cinema, and of contemporary television. The course leads the way in employing cutting-edge advancements in Film and Television Studies, such as the audio visual essay and digital curation. The course’s online delivery means that you will benefit from greater flexibility, innovative teaching and learning strategies via the latest developments in social media and digital technology.

Why choose this course?

With the University of Hertfordshire’s innovative online distance learning programme, you can study for a MA Global Film and Television at your own pace, without ever having to set foot on campus. You will benefit from: Flexible study- fit your degree around your work and life commitments. Support from experienced and well qualified tutors. No campus-based exams – assessment is by coursework and online tests. Pay as you study and possible tuition fee loan eligibility (UK/EU students only). Being part of a dynamic and supportive online community of like-minded students. No travel or student accommodation costs. The degree is for those who wish to advance their skills and knowledge in the area of Film and Television Studies at postgraduate level. The course will provide the opportunity to develop an understanding of film analysis beyond Hollywood, and to engage in close readings of films and television programmes from around the world.


Graduates are equipped for a variety of careers including those traditionally open to Masters Graduates in the Arts and Humanities: teaching, the Civil Service, Local Government, journalism, marketing, film curation and exhibition, and publishing as well as for further study at postgraduate level.

Different course options

Study mode



2 years

Start date



Students in this module will explore the philosophical dimension to key questions such as What is cinema? and How can images think?. More specifically, we will investigate how film and television create meaning both on and off-screen, and investigate the philosophical implications of a range of programmes – from ‘arthouse’ to mainstream. Here, we will consider the distinct possibilities of fictional audiovisual media in (re)creating our world. Other key considerations include responding to the questions Can films and television programmes do philosophy? or Can films/programmes think?. Finally, film/television's own philosophical concerns will be examined, such as its claim to 'the real', 'the world' and 'the sublime' as well as its explorations of mind and body. The developments of digital cinema and television and its increasing emphasis on virtual worlds and characters will allow us to engage with ongoing debates in philosophy and film studies.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£755 per 15 credits. The fees quoted are for 2020/2021 academic year only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

£755 per 15 credits. The fees quoted are for 2020/2021 academic year only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements for the programme are: A good Bachelor’s degree (minimum 2.2 or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. An interview is not a required component of the admissions process, but all applicants will be invited to an informal online discussion with the Programme Leader prior to admission (via Skype).

University information

Why choose postgraduate study at Herts? Future Employment: Superb career support with 96.5% of graduates in work within six months of graduating Industry Connections: Links with over 1,700 businesses and industrial placements Course Accreditation: We offer over 40 industry accredited courses Financial Support: 20% postgraduate fee discount for University of Hertfordshire graduates, as well as £11,222 of postgraduate funding...more

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