12 months
19000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Screen Studies programme from University of Liverpool is designed for you if you have an interest in both the industrial and economic aspects of contemporary screen based media (especially film and television) and in the complex ways in which they interact with societies and cultures on a global level.

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The Screen Studies programme from University of Liverpool aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge of the industrial and cultural dimensions that permeate screen-based media. Focusing on both the historical evolution of film and television and their shifting place in contemporary media industries and cultures, it aspires to help you understand the complexity of current media trends on a global scale while also cultivating transferrable skills related to media research, applied knowledge, real world insights and practical experience, all strongly informed by digital-led approaches and tools. Strongly interdisciplinary, the course brings together elements of film studies, communication studies, media studies, sociology, policy studies, political economy and others.

The MA provides excellent preparation for a research degree in a Department with a strongly established “Screen and Film Studies” research cluster, but it is also intended to answer the needs of students who wish to master skills and expertise as a means to building a career in the field of screen industries, and to improve employability skills for a career in the broader media and creative industries sector.

Career prospects

The MA in Screen Studies provides a comprehensive and balanced postgraduate level in screen-based media studies, a subsection of the broad communication and media studies. The degree is designed to provide a strong platform from which to progress to further research at PhD level that is supported and supervised by the members of the Screen and Film Studies research cluster in the Department of Communication and Media.

Career opportunities in screen-based media exist in a number of sectors, including: media industries (production, distribution, exhibition, sales, research in film, television, streaming platforms/on-demand video companies) on a global scale; local, regional, national, international institutions and organisations that support, regulate, collaborate with screen-based companies; local, regional, national, international organisations, institutions, publications and projects that research, analyse and report on screen-based media.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaching Screen Cultures 
  • Researching Screen
  • Approaching Screen Industries 
  • Dissertation
  • Big data and society: politics, and policy
  • Strategic Communication 
  • Data Science 
  • Media and Politics: Theories and Cases 
  • Understanding Media Change 
  • Redefining TV

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage all students to apply for their chosen programme as soon as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will have either a good second class (2.1 level) or a first class degree in Communication, Media, Film, Languages or any other subject informed by an Arts and Humanities tradition. Alternatively, an applicant may have a degree in another subject and appropriate postgraduate experience and employment.
  • Graduates of non-UK universities will have to have achieved comparable results. All cases will be judged individually on the basis of information provided on the standard university application form plus academic references. All applications are considered on their individual merit. At the time of application, discussion either in person or via email will turn to a possible research topic in order to match a student to a possible dissertation supervisor and to aid in choice of taught modules.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19000 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 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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