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Streatham Campus, Exeter
Our MA programmes offer the opportunity for you to undertake advanced study of films from different periods and international contexts. As a postgraduate student you will gain a strong methodological grounding in research, and a fluency in a variety of theoretical and historical approaches to cinema. You will benefit from highly qualified and experienced academic staff with a commitment to research-led teaching, and you will work closely with staff on your own research. Our MA in Film Studies and MA in English: Film Studies Pathway offer two different ways of studying film.
The MA in Film Studies comprises of four film modules and allows students to specialise in the study of cinema. The programme provides a theoretical understanding of the social and historical importance of film within the context of European and World cinema. You will complete modules to the value of 120 credits including three core modules and one optional module along with a dissertation worth 60 credits.
By joining the MA you will become part of a vibrant postgraduate community including both MA and PhD students. You will also be encouraged to participate in the activities of the Centre for Research into Film Studies, which runs fortnightly research seminars for staff, students and visiting speakers.
Please note that availability of all modules is subject to timetabling constraints and that not all modules are available every year.
For a full list and details of the individual modules, please see the MA Film Studies programme pages on the College of Humanities section of our website.
Total credits required: 180
* Film Methodologies I: Style and Image (30)
* Film Methodologies II: History, Criticism and Theory (30)
* Dissertation (60)
Two modules from:
* British Film Cultures (30)
* Hearing Film: Film Sound and Music (30)
* Movie Mavericks: Creativity, Crisis and Change in 1970s Hollywood (30)
* New Cinemas: Identity, Difference and Representation (30)
* Reconfiguring National Cinemas Tsai Ming Liang and the Cinema of Slowness (30)
* Writing for the Screen Independent Study: Vocational Training Module (30)
A good Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in a subject that includes some coverage of Film Studies. Exceptions may be made for candidates with relevant experience or professional qualifications. Individuals who do not meet the entry criteria may be required to submit examples of work or to attend an interview.
A good knowledge of English is required, but it is not necessary to possess a foreign language, since all instruction is in English and the films are subtitled.
|CAE score:||80 (Grade A)|
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