12 months
16216 EUR/year
6716 EUR/year
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The MA in Film Studies: Theory and Practice at National University of Ireland, Galway is a pioneering programme that prepares students for a range of careers in film, screenwriting and media related areas. The film and media industries today offer a broad mix of employment opportunities, including in academia, film and media practice and arts administration.


About Film Studies: Theory and Practice at National University of Ireland, Galway

The MA in Film Studies: Theory and Practice at National University of Ireland, Galway responds to this changing environment combining a strong academic focus on the critical and historical study of film with modules incorporating aspects of digital film practice, screenwriting or reflecting on film’s role in arts administration and festival curation. This programme allows students to pursue either an academic focused pathway or a practice-based approach to film, including the possibility of completing a feature-length screenplay during the academic year.


Graduates have gone on to further research at PhD level and have acquired positions as lecturers and researchers in third level institutions. Graduates have also found employment in a range of film festival, film and media production, and journalism roles, including university lecturer, television producer, publisher’s production assistant, film producer and director, newspaper editor, journalist, teacher, theatre administrator, and film festival programmer.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Critical Theory 
  • Film History
  • Ireland on Screen
  • Gender, Sexuality and Cinema
  • Screenwriting Fundamentals

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/ H7 in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, another language and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16216 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16216 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6716 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6716 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part-time fees:

  • EU: €3,392

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /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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