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Film Studies

University of Dundee

12 months
18950 GBP/year
7950 GBP/year
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The MLitt Film Studies from University of Dundee combines a critical and theoretical approach to film studies with practice-based elements, and get some experience behind the camera and in the editing room



At the MLitt Film Studies from University of Dundee you will study a balance of modules dedicated to various aspects of film theory, history, and practice. Through the core module you will explore key concepts in film theory, film programming, film criticism, and researching in film archives. 

You will also explore a range of theoretical issues related to spectatorship and visual culture, and learn to read and appreciate the screenplay. You will also engage with other kinds of critical writing about film, including journalism, reviews, and interviews.

Through a series of archival case studies you will develop important research skills and learn how to use unpublished archival sources in your research and writing. 

You will also choose further optional modules from both theory-based topics and practice-led options, ranging from documentary film-making to a module on working with actors. 


We use a variety of teaching methods, including:

  • small group teaching
  • supervised study
  • seminars
  • invited speakers
  • lectures
  • practical workshops

There is a lively film culture at the University and all Masters level students are asked to help programme a season of films for the University Film Society.


Graduates from this course may pursue academic careers, work in the media, the creative industries, or publishing.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Approaches to Film Studies: Theory, Criticism and Archives
  • Approaches to Film Adaptation
  • The Literature of Hollywood
  • Film Editing: Theory and Practice
  • James Joyce and the Cinema

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students will normally be expected to have a 2:1 honours degree in Film Studies, English or a related discipline. 
  • Applicants with alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience may also be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7950 GBP per year during 12 months.

Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland - £ 7,950 per year of study

EU/International - £ 18,950 per year of study

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 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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