M.Sc. On Campus

Intermediality - Literature, Film and the Arts in Dialogue

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
25300 GBP/year
12500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The one-year Intermediality - Literature, Film and the Arts in Dialogue programme from The University of Edinburgh draws on world-class teaching and research expertise across media, from literature to film, music, painting, photography and visual culture more widely.


The programme will make you conversant with intermedial theory and equip you with the critical tools and historical background for understanding and analysing a wide range of intermedial phenomena across different periods and cultures, with an emphasis on the modern and contemporary period.

You will be encouraged to develop your own area of interest and expertise, with specially-designed option courses offering a detailed focus on the interplay between different art forms in, for instance, film adaptation, photo-literature, poetry and music, the graphic novel and modern screen cultures. This leads to a final dissertation or a practice-based project accompanied by a reflective essay, pursuing your research interests further and developing your research skills.

Based in a world-leading festival city, our MSc draws on the expertise of research-active teaching staff from across the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC) and Edinburgh College of Art (ECA). Literature and the arts have been taught here for over 250 years and we are exceptional in having a leading international art college within the University of Edinburgh.

You will be part of a friendly, international community of staff and students from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, each with their own perspective on literature and the arts, with lots of opportunities to discuss and present your work. LLC and ECA have excellent links with cultural partners in the city and organise a regular series of talks and events.

Career opportunities

  • This interdisciplinary Intermediality - Literature, Film and the Arts in Dialogue programme from The University of Edinburgh will give you the skills and experience to develop your independent research interests in a broad range of fields.
  • You may decide to concentrate on an academic career or use your acquired skills in art institutions such as museums, galleries or cinemas. You may also choose to pursue a career in media companies, education or in cultural policy and administration.
  • The discipline and confidence you’ll develop from a range of activities - from evaluating, comparing and analysing texts, to writing and speaking about your work - are invaluable in a range of professional roles.

Programme Structure

  • You can take the MSc Intermediality: Literature, Film and the Other Arts over one year, full-time, or two years, part-time.
  • Over the duration of the programme, you will take four core courses, and two optional courses. Each course is worth 20 credits.
  • The core courses are in Theories of Intermediality, and Research Skills, Methods and Problems, moving from general research skills to specific research problems, theories and methods, preparing you for your dissertation or practice-based project.

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

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 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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