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Film Studies - Popular Cinema

12 months
15900 GBP/year
8350 GBP/year
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Combine your academic and professional writing projects on the Film Studies - Popular Cinema programme at the Oxford Brookes University and build a broad portfolio of writing and research skills. 


At the Film Studies - Popular Cinema programme at the Oxford Brookes University you’ll develop strong working knowledge of analytical and theoretical contexts. We take an innovative, academically rigorous approach to the analysis of film culture. Areas of study include: 

  • Digital humanities - analysis of big data to explore cultural responses to cinema
  • Scriptwriting and story development
  • Narration in classical Hollywood
  • Popular European and East Asian cinema.

You’ll be taught by an academic team who are leading researchers and widely published across a range of specialisms. Oxford Brookes is home to a rich film culture research community. Industry experts, from technical specialists to leading directors and journalists, contribute directly to the course. 

Career prospects

Having a master's qualification helps you to stand out from the crowd, whether you are joining the MA straight after graduating or returning to study after a break of several years.

Our MA will provide you with the skills and knowledge to embark upon a career in the creative and media industries or to improve your current position. However, an MA in Film Studies can also lead to careers in many other sectors, including:

  • teaching
  • lecturing
  • publishing
  • arts administration
  • journalism

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Narration in Classical Hollywood Cinema
  • Research Methods in Film
  • Popular European Cinema
  • Professional Film Cultures
  • Story Development
  • Popular Cinema in East Asia

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should normally hold a good honours degree (2.1 or above), or its equivalent, in an Arts and Humanities subject or similar discipline. 
  • Previous study of film is desirable but not essential. Selection will be normally made following an interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8350 GBP per year during 12 months.

Home (UK) part time: £4,175

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 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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