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Film Studies (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

University of Birmingham

Master
12 months
Duration
17880 GBP/year
4380 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Film Studies (On-Campus or by Distance Learning) programme at University of Birmingham offer promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in one of the most dynamic institutions in Britain.

Overview

The Film Studies (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)  programme offered by University of Birmingham requires you to prepare a thesis of up to 40,000 words on a topic of your choice, for which an academic staff member will provide expert supervision. 

Research students may either complete the MA by Research or apply to upgrade this to a full PhD at the end of their full year, in which case the MA by Research functions as the first year of their PhD. 

The PhD, the most advanced research degree, leads to a thesis of up to 80,000 words on a subject of your choice, also under the expert supervision of an academic member of staff.

Distance learning

You can study an MA by Research or PhD programme on campus or by distance learning. Please note that if you are studying with us by distance learning, the programme includes a fully-funded annual visit to campus for each full year of your programme (every two years for part-time students).

Careers

Postgraduates in the Department of Film and Creative Writing develop a range of skills including: the ability to lead and participate in discussions; critical thinking, and an appreciation of different theoretical contexts; the ability to develop opinions and new ideas; and an aptitude for thinking and working creatively with others. 

While some graduates go on to careers in related industries - such as writing, media and television - others have used their transferable skills to pursue roles such as advertising, teaching, and in the heritage and cultural sectors.

Programme Structure

About The Course:

  • Research into the aesthetic, historical and theoretical contexts of literature and film is complemented by our strong traditions in creative practice as research. The department is home to award-winning writers and our academic work is regularly disseminated in short film, documentary and digital media formats.

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Research starting in January or September is encouraged, but flexible start dates may be available.

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic 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. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For MRes and MA by Research programmes, entry to our programmes usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK.
  • Applicants for a PhD will also need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17880 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17880 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4380 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK/EU: £2,160 part-time
  • International: £8,940 part-time

Funding

  • Government-backed postgraduate loans are available to help UK and EU students to finance their studies. Loans are available of up to £10,609 for Masters by Research students and up to £25,000 for PhD students, in all subject areas. 
  • International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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