12 months
16500 GBP/year
8700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Combine your academic and professional writing projects on the Film Studies - Popular Cinema programme at the Oxford Brookes University and build a broad portfolio of writing and research skills.


The diverse teaching staff team are film specialists with different national and cultural backgrounds. Our advisory panel contributes to the Film Studies - Popular Cinema programme at the Oxford Brookes University and our annual series of Film Studies events, including an annual Careers Day. 

You will develop a historically-informed and critically aware understanding of film as:

  • Digital humanities - analysis of big data to explore cultural responses to cinema
  • Scriptwriting and story development
  • Narration in classical Hollywood
  • Popular European and East Asian cinema.

The panel includes film industry experts such as leading directors, journalists, producers and technical specialists.

Career prospects

Having a master's qualification helps you to stand out from the crowd, whether you are joining the MA straight after graduating or returning to study after a break of several years.

Our MA will provide you with the skills and knowledge to embark upon a career in the creative and media industries or to improve your current position. However, an MA in Film Studies can also lead to careers in many other sectors, including:

  • teaching
  • lecturing
  • publishing
  • arts administration
  • journalism
  • museum work
  • fundraising
  • higher education management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Narration in Classical Hollywood Cinema
  • Research Methods in Film
  • Popular European Cinema
  • Professional Film Cultures
  • Story Development

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should normally hold a good honours degree (2.1 or above), or its equivalent, in an Arts and Humanities subject or similar discipline. 
  • Previous study of film is desirable but not essential. Selection will be normally made following an interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 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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