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Film Studies, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The Film Studies at University College Dublin focus is on critical and historical studies of film and television with an emphasis on issues of gender, class, race/ethnicity, consumerism and citizenship within national, international and transnational contexts.

Overview

Key facts

  • The MA in Film Studies at University College Dublin 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. 

Career

Many of our alumni work in a varitey of different sectors, including the theatre and film industries, print and broadcast media and cultural institutes, where a background in the humanities is particularly valued. 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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Media Theory and Culture
  • Research Skills in Film Studies
  • Early and Silent Cinema
  • Chick Flicks: Women and Hollywood Storytelling

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Most courses operate a rolling admissions policy with decisions being taken as soon as possible after receipt of completed applications. 

  • 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
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • 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:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12575 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12575 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7315 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7315 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part-time:

  • EU/EEA: 4390 EUR
  • NON-EU/EEA: 8420 EUR

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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