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.
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
- 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
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.
DisciplinesVisual Arts Film, Photography & Media Media Studies & Mass Media View 371 other Masters in Film, Photography & Media in United Kingdom
A second-class honours degree (2:2 or above).
- You are required to complete a 700-1000-word written exercise by choosing a film or television programme which you have recently seen and explaining why you found it innovative.
- On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.
- The application form
- Your personal details
- Your qualifications
- Your work experience
- Your personal statement
- Statistical information
- English proficiency
International16380 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16380 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9030 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9030 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Part-time home students: £4515 pa
- Part-time international students: £8190 pa
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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