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Film Studies - Theory History Practice, M.Phil.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #108 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The course is a unique opportunity to embark upon a detailed investigation into the intellectual currents and aesthetic concerns surrounding the study and practice of film.

Overview

Film Studies at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin is an exciting area of study. Along with our undergraduate Film Studies programme, there is a vibrant postgraduate and research culture. The M.Phil. in Film Studies - Theory, History, Practice plays a central role in that thriving postgraduate community, offering students the opportunity to blend film and digital media theory, as well as history and practice. Many of our graduates go on to further study at PhD level, and others pursue careers in the film industry, in film journalism and other related areas in the arts and media.

 From the outset, questions of history, theory and context combine with issues of close analysis and interpretation. Modules in screenwriting, creative documentary and editing allow students to balance film and digital media theory with practice. In addition, the course aims to develop the key transferable skills required for further postgraduate study. These include dissertation preparation, time management, and oral and written presentation, alongside an emphasis on independent critical thinking.

Programme Structure

Elective Modules:

  • Critical Approaches to Cinema
  • Cinema and Ireland
  • Current Trends in World Cinemas
  • Current Trends in European Cinemas
  • 21st Century Television
  • Editing 
  • Creative Documentary Practice 
  • Screenwriting 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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  • Minimum required score:

    63

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

General requirement:
  • Two academic references (or where appropriate clinical referees)
  • Academic transcript(s) which must be certified by the issuing body
  • Certified copy of degree certificate(s)
  • A recognised certificate of English Language Competency
  • Any other qualifications that may be required

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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