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Film and Screen Media (with Television)

Birkbeck, University of London

12 months
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This Master's degree in Film and Screen Media (with Television) at Birkbeck, University of London explores the history, development and interaction of film, television and other screen media. 

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Overview

The Film and Screen Media (with Television) course at Birkbeck, University of London encourages you to explore a wide variety of screen media in historical, sociological, aesthetic and anthropological terms and in a variety of cultural and national contexts. You can personalise your MA studies and specialise in areas of film and screen media that match your intellectual interests and career goals, while a work placement option allows you to gain practical experience that may enhance your career prospects. 

This course is unique in its combination of world-class, rigorous postgraduate study with creative and practical opportunities. Some of the option modules, including the two-month work placement module, could help you stand out in a competitive job market and further your career in the media, creative and cultural industries. The course will also prepare you for advanced research at MPhil/PhD level if you wish to continue studying. 

This course has three other pathways: MA Film and Screen Media (with Study Abroad), MA Film and Screen Media (with Television) and MA Film and Screen Media with Film Programming and Curating. 

Careers and Employability

Graduates go in to careers in film and television companies, museums and galleries, arts administration, education, publishing and film criticism. Possible professions include arts administrator, museum or gallery curator and teacher. It is also possible to continue on to a PhD which offers employment opportunities in academia and other areas. This degree may also be useful in becoming a programme researcher or television/film/video producer. 

Jobs gained by some of our MA and PhD graduates include:

  • Deputy Editor, Sight & Sound
  • Freelance Editor
  • Independent Film Producer
  • Temporary Exhibitions Curator, Science Museum
  • Curator of Public Programmes, British Film Institute
  • Associate Lecturer, University of Surrey
  • Reader, King’s College London
  • Academic Publishing Sales Manager, Taylor & Francis Group 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research/Placement Project and Report MA Film and Screen Media
  • Screen Media: History, Technology and Culture
  • Artists' Film: the museum, the gallery and beyond
  • Audio-Visual Histories of Cinema
  • British Cinema and Television 1960-85
  • Contemporary American Cinema
  • Critical Remix Video: Practice and Theory
  • Curating Film, Sharing Passions
  • Documentary: Filmmaking Histories and Digital Practices

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree (2:2 or above).

  • As part of the application process, you are required to complete a 700-1000-word written exercise by choosing a television programme which you have recently seen and explaining why you found it innovative. Successful candidates will be invited to attend an interview.

Tuition Fee

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    16020 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16020 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8820 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
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Funding

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