12 months
16225 GBP/year
9300 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Documentary Film Production programme at London Metropolitan University is an innovative course led by industry experts. It is designed to embrace traditional, new and emerging forms of storytelling. You will witness how the way we make and watch non-fiction film, television and online content is changing, and will continue to do so.

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Documentary filmmaking is currently a very fluid medium. In light of this your specially tailored modules will cover a host of areas, allowing you to learn how to develop crowd-based productions, interactive and virtual reality content, as well as how to shoot cinematic content using the latest cinema cameras. With access to excellent equipment and resources, there is a strong practical focus to the course with a large number of hands-on workshops. These will ensure that you gain confidence in all technical aspects of the production process.

Taught in the heart of London, the world’s third busiest city for film production, you will be immersed in the London film and TV industry through access to world-class archives, festivals, screenings and industry events. The master’s degree will also prepare you to work in film or in creative fields more generally. Both industries form a large and growing part of both London’s and the UK economy. There are nearly three million creative jobs accounted for in the UK and more than a third of these are based in London. There is a huge amount of both large-scale and small-scale film and audio-visual production in the city and a great deal of related professional work that surrounds and supports it. 

After the course

This Documentary Film Production MA at London Metropolitan University  will prepare you to work in a wide range of professions within the film industry or other creative industries. Whether you chose to follow a research-oriented path or a practice-oriented path for your major project will influence the roles you may pursue after the course. These could include:

  • researcher
  • assistant producer
  • content creation role
  • crew role 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Film Production: Techniques for Non-Fiction 
  • Major Projects 
  • The Factual Storytelling Business 
  • Interactive Documentary 
  • New and Emerging Technologies 
  • Interaction Design 
  • Multimedia Journalism

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

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IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a lower second-class (2.2) honours degree or higher, or an international equivalent

Your application may also be considered if you have a relevant professional qualification or experience.

You may also be required to submit a portfolio and to attend an interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16225 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16225 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9300 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


  • UK: £1,035 per 20 credits
  • Int: £1,805 per 20 credits

Living costs for City of London

660 - 1140 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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