The aim of the Film Studies course at University College Dublin is to provide you with an opportunity to engage at an advanced level with particular topics in screen culture and also to provide you with an opportunity to identity, pursue and develop your particular research interests.
- The MA in Film Studies includes topics in television as well as film, a combination unique in Irish Universities
- The MA is designed to enhance your fluency in critical media literacy
- Sophisticated digital screening facilities at the UCD O’Kane Observatory
Some students will see this MA as a preparation for PhD research and an academic career. Most will see it as a way of acquiring knowledge and skills which will help further their careers in the print and broadcast media, the film industry, arts/cultural administration and management, education and cultural institutions including libraries and archives. Graduates have established careers in organisations including The Irish Times, RTE television and radio, the Irish Film Institute, the Dublin International Film Festival, and FilmBase. They have also secured roles in film production organisations both in Ireland and internationally, as well as in academia.
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Programme StructureCourses included:
- Early and Silent Cinema
- Visualising Ireland: Negotiating Contemporary Irish Cinema
- Italian Cinema: From Postwar to the Present
- Chick Flicks: Women and Hollywood Storytelling
- Stardom, Celebrity & Media Culture
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.
DisciplinesVisual Arts Film, Photography & Media View 18 other Masters in Film, Photography & Media in Ireland
- A BA (Hons) or a Bachelors in a cognate area (NFQ Level 8) with a 2.1 classification or equivalent* is normally required.
- equivalencies will vary depending on grade scale of award presented but will generally require a grade average of B or a GPA no less than 3.08.
- Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 7 (no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent.
International19900 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19900 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA7315 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7315 EUR per year during 12 months.
- EU fee per year - € 4390
- nonEU fee per year - € 9950
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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