12 months
14000 GBP/year
7750 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


MA Screen Business from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is firmly embedded in Bristol's vibrant creative sector and is delivered in partnership with Watershed, the leading film culture and digital media centre in the South West. 

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Exploring the structure and operations that make up the contemporary global screen industries, you'll learn about areas such as production, distribution and exhibition, as well as the marketing and reception of film and TV. 

Studying this in Bristol, a UNESCO City of Film, means you'll be part of the city's rapidly expanding screen business sector, the third largest in the UK.

Bristol is home to the BBC's world-famous Natural History Unit, Aardman Animations, the Bottle Yard Studios, and many leading independent production companies, as well as being one of two Channel 4 regional hubs, and the new production base for Netflix.

The Screen Business from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)  draws on UWE Bristol's strong reputation in film studies and filmmaking, and the renowned research of our film and cultural studies staff.

Careers / Further study

The course will put you in a strong position to secure work as a production manager, line producer or production assistant, working on documentaries, feature films, TV or new platforms.

You could move into areas such as finance, distribution or exhibition within an existing screen business or set up your own start-up. Or progress onto further research or teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Screen Industries
  • Regional, National and International Screen Industries: A Case Study of Bristol
  • Screen Criticism and Analysis
  • Screen Industries Issues and Debates 
  • Entrepreneurship in the Creative Economy
  • Developing a Screen Business Concept for the Marketplace
  • Final Project.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There are no specific deadlines, but the sooner you apply, the less likely you are to miss out.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We are looking for highly motivated students with a passion for cinema, business acumen, and an entrepreneurial interest in the international screen industries.
  • Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as film production, film studies, business studies or related fields.
  • If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to interview where you will be asked to describe your past experience in film or business and your relevant work experience. Telephone interviews will be arranged for international applicants. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    7750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7750 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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