Study Film, Photography & Media in United Kingdom

Study Film, Photography & Media in United Kingdom

Studying Film, Photography & Media

Film, photography and media courses reveal the historical, philosophical and critical aspects of movies as well as the art of taking and editing digital and classic photographs. Programmes uncover ways these forms of art influence social and cultural life while also offering technical knowledge on how films and photos are created.

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The UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

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237 Film, Photography & Media Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.Sc. Digital Media Technology (DMT)

The programme in Digital Media Technology (DMT) at EIT Digital Master School focuses on enabling technologies for digital media systems, including technologies for analysing media, generating interactive media, processing and coding, optimising wired and wireless transfer, and distributing digital 3D contents.

M.A. Cinematography

The MA Cinematography course from the Met Film School builds essential and practical skills to prepare you for a role as Cinematographer/Director of Photography (DOP). Cinematography is about understanding how to use camera and lighting techniques to tell a story, whether it is screened at the cinema, on TV, or through an iPhone.

M.A. Photography Arts

The Photography Arts MA is a new revalidated course at the University of Westminster. The programme helps you develop your own distinct photographic practice and visual research, and is designed to enable you to advance and focus your photographic practice in making new work, supported by a positive educational environment where you can accumulate new knowledge and develop new critical thinking. Students are fully supported by our internationally renowned photography staff.

M.A. Film Studies

Film Studies at the University of Southampton is well-established, having been running for 15 years. The MA programme is a solid and challenging degree course, one of the most distinctive features of the programme is its emphasis on the transnational and global perspectives on cinema.

M.A. Film

This MA Film at Middlesex University will develop your practical moving image skills alongside critical knowledge and understanding in the creative industries. With the power to educate, inform and entertain us, the moving image is an extraordinary tool used by individuals, groups and businesses worldwide. From fiction to documentary and all the experimental genres in between, film is increasingly becoming the most influential form of media today. This presents an exciting time to explore the medium, develop your own ideas, enhance your technical skills and find your place in the creative industries.

School of Media and Performing Arts
M.A. Media and Creative Industries

Pursuing this Media and Creative Industries programme at Loughborough University London you will have the opportunity to gain contextual understanding of this highly popular field in a city globally renowned for its Media Creative Industries. In addition, you will have access to wide-ranging industry networks and events gaining first-hand knowledge and exposure to potential employment sectors.

Institute for Media and Creative Industries
M.A. Global Digital Cultures

The Global Digital Cultures programme from SOAS University of London is designed for those wishing to be active in the growing digital culture markets in the global South; personnel working for NGOs and other organizations involved in new media and development; policymakers for digital innovation; and diplomats faced with new digital diplomacy. It is an excellent platform for those wishing to undertake MPhil/PhD research on global digital cultures.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.Sc. Sports Digital and Media Technologies

Through this Sport Digital and Media Technologies programme at Loughborough University London you will develop a critical understanding of how technology is impacting on sport in particular the growing sport digital and media sectors. Sport is embracing digital technologies to improve performance and business practice. The sports media provide valuable content and audiences for broadcasters, companies and sponsors.

Institute for Sport Business
M.A. Postproduction

Met Film School is not just a film school, but effectively part of the film industry, with its own sound stage as well as commercial production and post production companies within West London’s famous Ealing Studios. Studying an MA in Postproduction will enable you to learn alongside the professional post production arm with opportunities to work with a commercial team in the same high end grading, sound mixing and recording facilities.

M.A. Global Cinemas and the Transcultural

The MA in Global Cinemas and the Transcultural from SOAS University of London offers students the unique opportunity to study in-depth regional cinemas outside the now standard research topographies, both geographical and theoretical, of mainstream cinema studies, so opening up avenues for advanced research in areas and methodologies as yet untapped.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.A. Producing

The MA Producing course from the Met Film School equips you with first-hand, in-depth skills to succeed as a commercial producer or as an entrepreneur across the creative industries. This dynamic course provides a total immersion in the role of the producer across all screen platforms – film, TV, commercials and online. During your studies, you’ll do a unique industry project that will give you real-life experience with external clients, not offered by any other film school in the world.

M.A. Art & Design (Photography)

This Art & Design (Photography) programme from Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts is a new and contemporary MA designed for practitioners who want to work in the cultural and creative industries. Awarded by Kingston University and delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines (publishers of ELLE magazine, Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar), we have worked together to design an exciting and unique Master's programme which will bring you endless opportunities as you further your studies and career in the creative arts.

MA / MFA Film Directing - MFA

The Film Directing - MFA programme at The University of Edinburgh takes a project-led, practice-based approach to studying for an MA in Film Directing which integrates analysis of contemporary film practice with practical film making.

School of Design
M.A. Photography

MA Photography is a practice- and research-based programme that will challenge you to explore, question and evolve as a photographer. The programme provides you with a creative and energetic working environment in which to produce a major photographic project using some of the best traditional and state-of-the-art facilities in the UK, encouraged and supported by world-class academic and technical staff.

School of Art and Design
MA / MFA Animation - MFA

Animation is a fantastically diverse medium, and its possibilities are expanding continually. Animators are dealing with new platforms for delivery, new technologies for production and new audiences as the theories and contexts of animation are being developed and understood. The Animation - MFA programme is offered at The University of Edinburgh.

School of Design
M.A. Film and Cultural Management

The MA Film and Cultural Management from the University of Southampton is designed for students who wish to combine study of film at postgraduate level with a knowledge of cultural management. This course provides a framework through which the contemporary cultural sector can be analysed and understood; it situates the film industry in that context and at the same time provides theoretical knowledge of film and its industrial dimensions.

M.A. Digital Media

Over the past few years, career opportunities in the Digital Media sector have increased dramatically. The interactive media industry is reaching maturity and needs qualified professionals able to offer a diverse range of expertise. This course from London Metropolitan University addresses those needs and is designed to provide you with skills in interactive media content creation, interactive design, digital media production,social media management, digital media project and account management.

Faculty of Computing
M.A. Animation for Health and Wellbeing

This Animation for Health and Wellbeing programme from Loughborough University is aimed at students from a variety of disciplines eager to explore how animation can both facilitate and communicate models of health and wellbeing.

School of the Arts
M.A. Film

MA Film at London College of Communication is a practical course in film drama production which develops the potential of accomplished filmmakers.

London College of Communication
M.A. Filmmaking

This is a production based and industry focussed course which enables you to pursue your own particular filmmaking interests, whether in documentary, fiction or experimental film. The course is designed to help create the next generation of outstanding filmmakers. It gives you the technical ability and creative confidence to produce original, challenging and bold projects for independent cinema, television and galleries.

M.A. Theatre Directing (MFA)

This Master's degree offers a professionally recognised training for theatre directors. It is the result of a unique collaboration between Birkbeck and the National Council for Drama Training, Arts Council England, Equity and the Theatrical Management Association. The programme has been planned in close co-operation with a wide range of distinguished theatre practitioners.

Postgraduate courses
M.A. Digital Curation

A two-year international programme providing a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical training that will equip students to manage and curate the digital information & digital assets of organisations across the public and private sectors. Students study for one year at each of King’s and Humboldt University Berlin, and choose from an exceptional range of options covering different aspects of digital curation.

MRes Film Studies MRes

Giving you a critical and evaluative understanding of film within an interdisciplinary context, the Film Studies MRes programme from University of Birmingham encourages you to understand the role of film and cinema within a range of socio-cultural arenas. Forging the links between film theory and film practices, cultural politics and state or foreign policy, it will also allow you to assess the notion of film as a social process engaging with issues of representation, production and consumption. Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days. Register to attend at: If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit:

Department of Film and Creative Writing
M.A. Film Studies

Aberystwyth Universitys MA in Film Studies focuses upon the advanced study of cinema. You will already have attained a degree of expertise before starting the course, and you will be ready to study film at a more sophisticated level by mastering theoretical, historical and material approaches to the subject.

Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies
M.A. Film (Experimental)

This course has been designed to offer a genuinely creative methodology and understanding of current and future potential for film experimentation in artists' moving image. This places the programme at the forefront of postgraduate studies exploring moving image in its most creative form. The course offers a range of input from staff in filmmaking, and will enable you to develop a major body of practical work created within the context of a critical understanding of contemporary experimental film theory.

M.A. Biblical Studies and Film Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and Film Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.Sc. Advanced Thin Film Technologies

This MSc Advanced Thin Film Technologies programme from University of the West of Scotland is ideal for engineering or science graduates planning a career in research, development, production and/or business involving thin film technologies and continuing personal development of current industry professionals.

School of Engineering and Computing
M.A. Creative Media Practice

This Masters programme is aimed at graduates from various disciplines and industry professionals wishing to broaden their skills across film, digital, media, photography, writing and performance. Delivered by expert practitioners, MA Creative Media Practice from University of the West of Scotland equips you for a creative media career, offering network contacts, an impressive portfolio and essential practical skills.

School of Media Culture and Society
M.A. Economics and Film Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Economics and Film Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Economics and Finance
M.A. Filmmaking (Editing)

The MA Filmmaking (Editing) will consolidate your advanced narrative skills as a fiction and documentary film and television editor. The programme will develop your creative storytelling ability through targeted intensive workshops and subsequent application in the context of live filmmaking projects.

Department of Media & Communications
M.A. Photography

MA Photography at London College of Communication has created many celebrated photographers and artists around the globe. This fine art photography MA has an international reputation for conceptually driven, research-led practices. Based in the still image, an interdisciplinary approach encourages students to explore the ever-expanding boundaries of the photographic medium to develop a distinctive body of work that is contextualised within a wider critical framework.

London College of Communication
M.A. Photography

MA Photography, University of Lincoln This Master’s programme provides the opportunity to experiment with new photographic processes and to explore photography as a tool to engage and stimulate social thinking.

M.A. Performance Training

Are you an emergent theatre and performance maker wishing to advance your career as a practitioner, instructor or critic? Hone your performance skills and enhance your knowledge of performance training processes. You’ll develop the confidence and ability to understand and analyse the nature of performance within a thriving artistic and research community. We’ll help you realise your potential through a deep level of practical investigation, experimentation and discovery.

M.A. Moving Image and Sound

The MA Moving Image and Sound builds on specialist expertise within the University College and provides taught postgraduate students with the opportunity to engage in specialist study within the context of contemporary moving image and sound at Masters level.

School of Art and Media
M.A. The Contemporary

This is an interdisciplinary programme in the field of contemporary culture. It is a unique collaboration between the University of Kent and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. The Contemporary programme is offered at the University of Kent.

M.A. Film and Cultural Management

Apply for the MA Film and Cultural Management degree and examine the importance that film has on society. Study film policy in a variety of comparable and contrasting national and global contexts and use the modules learned on this course for a career in the cultural management sector. Take these skills towards a vocation as an archivist, film critic or curator.

M.A. Filmmaking

Led by award-winning filmmakers and taught by highly experienced practitioners, this course gives you the opportunity to produce a lowbudget independent film to a professional standard.

M.A. Global Film and Television

The new 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. This Global Film and Television programme is offered by The University of Hertfordshire.

UH Online
M.A. Photography

The MA in Photography is aimed at those who wish to study in-depth the place of the photograph in the art world and to pursue a career as a specialist in photographic imagery.

M.Litt. Digital Journalism

Traditional news outlets are moving towards online products at an accelerated pace. Digital technology is profoundly changing journalism, with innovations like hyperlocal news and mobile media reporting becoming increasingly prevalent.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A. Film

The programme from the University of Kent offers a thorough grounding in postgraduate-level film. We will be pleased to consider applications from applicants with either a background in Film or a related humanities subject. It is taught by experts in Film and seeks to engage you with the key elements that make up the diverse nature of film and moving images.

School of Arts
M.A. Illustration and Visual Media

MA Illustration and Visual Media explores the creation and production of images at a time of unparalleled possibilities for skilled visual communicators. Specifically investigating the opportunities for image-makers to work with time-based, sequential, interactive and narrative forms, students on the course will develop an experimental illustration practice that reflects the integrated nature of the design, communication and media industries.

London College of Communication
M.A. Film Studies: Popular Cinema (PGDip/ PGCert)

This MA in Film Studies: Popular Cinema (PGDip/ PGCert) from Oxford Brookes University offers a film education for the 21st century. You are encouraged to develop a broad portfolio of writing and research skills by combining academic and professional writing projects.

School of Arts
M.A. Film: Theory and Practice

The Film: Theory and Practice MA provides you with a sophisticated understanding of films as systems of meaning. Your study covers areas such as film-making, historical cinema, screenwriting and narrative.

School of Modern Languages
M.A. Film Production

This exciting course in Film Production from Southampton Solent University focuses on independent film-making and current practices in the film industry. You’ll experiment with your creative ideas from the outset, taking advantage of our excellent industry-standard facilities, training and equipment.

Film and television
M.A. Documentary

This is an innovative taught course in documentary production with a base in digital video production. It is designed to establish a firm theoretical and practical base from which you can develop and make your own documentaries.

Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies & Science
M.A. The Contemporary (Paris)

This is an interdisciplinary programme in the field of contemporary culture. It is a unique collaboration between the University of Kent and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. The Contemporary (Paris) programme is offered at University of Kent.

School of English
M.A. Film Studies

This MA offers you the opportunity to explore key aspects of film analysis, theory, history and practice. If you have already studied film at undergraduate level, you will be able to deepen your knowledge here.

Masters Programmes
M.A. Documentary By Practice

The Documentary by Practice programme is offered at the Royal Holloway University of London. This is an exciting and dynamic time for documentary practice; in recent years there has been a renaissance in documentary, seeing huge developments in both technology and form. Documentary stories are now being told via telecommunications, in cinemas, on TV, and online.

Department of Media Arts
M.A. Experimental Film

Experimental Film - This course has been designed to offer a genuinely creative methodology and understanding of current and future potential for film experimentation in artists' moving image. This places the programme at the forefront of postgraduate studies exploring moving image in its most creative form. The course offers a range of input from within the School of Fine Art, and will enable you to develop a major body of practical work created within the context of a critical understanding of contemporary experimental film theory.

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
M.A. Music and Sonic Media

This course develops your creative abilities in composition and sound through practical and theoretical work. The MA reflects current developments both within and beyond the concert hall, including music for film, media and interactive arts. Theory and practice in the field of popular music production is also explored, focusing on historical contexts and the development of advanced technical skills.

School of Media, Film and Music
M.A. Documentary Photography

The University is world-renowned for the study of Documentary Photography and this distinctive MA offers a contemporary and lively engagement with the subject, ranging from reportage to fine art. You will also engage with international visiting speakers and our cohort of scholars undertaking PhDs in photography as part of our photography research centre.

Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries
M.A. Film Studies (Film & Philosophy pathway available)

Study at the leading centre for Film Studies in London. Extensive range of options covering all aspects of film style, representation, spectatorship, and philosophical approaches. Perfect location close to BFI Southbank (including the BFI Library) Southbank Centre, and Tate Modern. Ideal for careers in the Media Arts and related Culture Industries, or preparation for further study. Film and Philosophy pathway available.

M.Sc. Sound Design & Audiovisual Practice

The Masters in Sound Design & Audiovisual Practice at the University of Glasgow provides advanced training in creative practice with sound and audiovisual technologies. The programme offers topics relevant to practicing musicians, artists, and the creative industries, such as sound shaping and design, audiovisual composition, field recording, creative and experimental approaches to technology, live performance, interdisciplinary perspectives on sound, and sonic aesthetics.

School of Culture and Creative Arts
Postgrad.Cert. Performing Before the Camera

This course is designed for individuals who want to perform, or present in front of a camera in a variety of situations, including fictional drama and factual programming and who may, or may not, have experience in acting and public speaking.

Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies & Science
M.A. Cinematography and Post Production, MSc

On this programme, students develop a practical and critical approach to the relationship between film production workflows, digital film technology, and creative practice. The programme seeks to develop students' creative abilities to a high professional standard, preparing them for employment in increasingly dynamic film and media sectors, and to facilitate film projects that foreground the importance of practice-based research, expertise and experimentation

School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
M.A. Digital Media Practice

The Digital Media Practice programmes at The University of Winchester are designed to accommodate a wide range of specialist interests within the broad spectrum available within the digital media industry.

Master Screen Media and Cultures

The MPhil in Film and Screen Studies at Cambridge provides advanced training in study of the theory and history of film and other screen media in a vibrant interdisciplinary context. The moving image is explored in relation to the development of modern and contemporary culture, and to the history and theory of other media (literature, music, the visual arts, architecture, the digital).

M.A. Filmmaking (Sound Recording & Design)

This MA in Filmmaking (Sound Recording, Post-Production & Design) will consolidate your audio skills as a film and television sound recordist and designer. You will develop your sound storytelling skills through targeted workshops and their subsequent application in the context of live filmmaking projects.

Department of Media & Communications
M.A. Film Studies

Our course has a distinctive focus on international, alternative, and documentary cinemas, while also providing a solid foundation in key elements of film history and theory, including Hollywood. This critical appraisal of such a wide range of genres gives you a solid understanding of what makes film work well, enabling you to improve your own production skills in camerawork, editing, lighting, screenwriting and production management.

Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
M.Litt. Film & Television Studies

The MLitt in Film & Television Studies, taught in Scotland’s media capital, offers the opportunity for the critical study of film and television. This well-established programme at University of Glasgow aims to provide an advanced understanding of the approaches and methodologies in Film & Television Studies and to equip you with core research skills for advanced study in this field.

School of Culture and Creative Arts
M.A. International Cinema

This degree allows for a critical and analytical understanding of production and marketing processes, as well as patterns of consumption, that characterise a variety of national film industries in an evolving cultural landscape.

Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies & Science
M.A. Digital Documentary

This MA offers you the chance to develop your filmmaking and critical skills in a supportive and stimulating environment. It is led by award-winning producers and taught by highly experienced practitioners with expertise in creating moving images.

M.A. Photography: The Image and Electronic Arts MA

The MA in Photography: The Image and Electronic Arts (formerly MA in Image and Communication) from Goldsmiths, University of London gives practitioners and theorists the opportunity to research and develop the new boundaries of image-making made possible by technological change within the context of post-industrial culture. By combining theory and practice, it encourages you to deal with aspects of visual style and established practices of production while drawing on a broad range of cultural references and technical practices.

Department of Media & Communications
M.A. Producing Film and Television

This ground-breaking course is for those who want to turn their ideas and aspirations into success. Whether you plan to manage the next generation of film and television programmes, shape a career as a researcher, associate producer or production manager, or even run your own independent production company, the course will give you the practical training and theoretical grounding to achieve your ambitions in the dynamic world of media production.

Faculty of Media and Communication
Master Film and Video

Deepen your practical and theoretical knowledge of film and video and become a confident and articulate researcher. You’ll pursue a project of your own choice with expert guidance, and engage with a wide range of approaches to independent film and video making - from the experimental and avant-garde to the relationship with new forms such as digital. It’s a stepping stone to a career in research, or the opportunity to enhance your skills for progression in the creative and cultural industries.

M.A. Media, Film and TV Production

This practice-led MA offers the opportunity to advance your practical and theoretical understanding of media production processes in a professional and creative environment. The programme is informed by industry professionals and our expert academic team who are actively engaged in research, professional practice, film making and publishing. You will develop the professional skills required by senior managers and professionals in the media and cover the ethics, laws and regulatory frameworks that govern and affect the industry.

Preparation Course Media Production

An ideal course for those wishing to start a career in the highly creative media industry.

M.A. Film Making & the Creative Economy

If you are currently employed in film, or would like to develop a career in the film industry, this course is ideal. It will develop your creative skills while teaching you how to manage the industry effectively within the creative economy.

Master Digital Media and Society

The MA Digital Media and Society addresses current challenges of online communication and internet studies. It enables students to develop specialist knowledge in areas such as social media, big data, citizen journalism, digital culture, the creative industries, internet governance, and digital rights

Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
M.A. Film MSc.

Run in conjunction with Staffordshire University and The Independent Film Trust, our Postgraduate Film Degree is available in both MA and MSc, full-time and part-time versions. It can be taken either in London or through our distance learning course by anybody around the world with a broadband connection.

M.A. Filmmaking

This is a unique 18 month course that mirrors real international, independent film production. The course is about practical filmmaking, collaboration, project development and creativity.

Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology
M.Phil. Film Studies

You can specialise in either Film Practice or Film Studies. Our Film Practice PhD provides you with a unique opportunity to develop your film as a practice-led research project. Alternatively you can undertake a Film Studies, MPhil or PhD studying British, Algerian, Chinese, French or Latin American cinema.

School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics