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Film and Media, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) ,
This MA in Film and Media allows you to develop your critical and theoretical understanding of film and media through a range of approaches to the disciplines. You will acquire specialist subject knowledge, experience of advanced study, the practical skills necessary to undertake advanced research, and training in transferable research skills and methodologies.

About

Initially you will develop your research skills by studying the critical, theoretical and methodological approaches to film and media before selecting elective modules to tailor the programme to your own requirements. The programme culminates in the production of a written dissertation.

If you have interests in film, contemporary media and popular culture and/or if you wish to pursue a research-based higher degree in this subject area in the future then this is the programme for you.

  • Experience a course that gives you the opportunity to critically engage with and research film and media using methodologies from the humanities and social sciences;
  • Benefit from the expertise of the programme team across the fields of media and film;
  • Develop your specialism in film and/or media by selecting from options to meet your individual requirements.

Career Prospects

Once you graduate, you will be equipped with a highly desirable portfolio of transferable skills that will make you highly employable. Graduates may progress on to a wide variety of potential careers in areas such as arts organisation and management, journalism, libraries and learning centres, management/administration or teaching (further training required),. Alternatively, the skills and experience acquired through successful completion of this MA also provide essential preparation for progressing to research qualifications, such as an MPhil or PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Researching Media and Culture 
  • Film and Media Theory and Analysis 
  • Dissertation Project

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity

      You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

      Full-time
      • Full-time duration 12 months
      Part-time
      • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Credits
      180 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:

      90

      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    • Minimum required score:

      6.5

      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    • Minimum required score:

      65

      PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: Lower Second Class

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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

    To join this MA you should have a degree equivalent to UK second class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      13000 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      5220 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 5220 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    • Tuition fees for part-time study on this MA are £29 per credit for UK and EU students, i.e. £580 per 20 credit module. 

    Living costs for Cambridge

    • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
      Living Costs

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

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