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Global Film and Television (online), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Online
The new MA in Global Film and Television from the University of Hertfordshire is an online course, offering a range of distinct critical and theoretical approaches. You will be asked to explore the dynamic relationship between visual style and social commentary in work of film and television from around the world.

About

The MA in Global Film and Television from the University of Hertfordshire is innovative in engaging with comparative close readings of US film beyond Hollywood, of World Cinema, and of contemporary television. The course leads the way in employing cutting-edge advancements in Film and Television Studies, such as the audio visual essay and digital curation. The course’s online delivery means that you will benefit from greater flexibility, innovative teaching and learning strategies via the latest developments in social media and digital technology.

Why choose this course?

With the University of Hertfordshire’s innovative online distance learning programme, you can study for a MA Global Film and Television at your own pace, without ever having to set foot on campus.

You will benefit from:

  • Flexible study- fit your degree around your work and life commitments.
  • Support from experienced and well qualified tutors.
  • No campus-based exams – assessment is by coursework and online tests.
  • Pay as you study and possible tuition fee loan eligibility (UK/EU students only).
  • Being part of a dynamic and supportive online community of like-minded students.
  • No travel or student accommodation costs.
Careers

Graduates are equipped for a variety of careers including those traditionally open to Masters Graduates in the Arts and Humanities: teaching, the Civil Service, Local Government, journalism, marketing, film curation and exhibition, and publishing as well as for further study at postgraduate level.

Teaching methods
  • Style and Meaning in Film and Television
  • Screen Curation
  • Global Screen Violence
  • Thinking Images: Philosophy in Film and Television
  • Research Methods 1: Critical and Theoretical Debates
  • Research Methods 2: Advanced Research Skills
  • Dissertation/Extended Project

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Style and Meaning in Film and Television
  • Screen Curation
  • Global Screen Violence
  • Research Methods: Critical and Theoretical Debates
  • Research Methods: Advanced Research Skills 
  • Dissertation/Extended Project 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • 2:2 (or equivalent) degree in a Humanities or Social Sciences based subject. Graduates with an Honours Degree in any discipline who have otherwise demonstrated potential to succeed at postgraduate level in film and television studies will also be considered.
  • All International students are required to demonstrate an English Language capability of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. 
  • Applicants who do not wholly meet these requirements, but who are considered to have the professional experience, motivation or potential to succeed at the programme, may also be accepted.
  • If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    680 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 680 GBP per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    680 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 680 GBP per module and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
£680 per 15 credits.

Funding

 There is a range of financial support available for UK and EU students. The financial support available to you depends on various different factors such as whether you choose to study full-time or part-time, where you live and whether you want to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. 

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