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Application Procedure for Postgraduate Courses

This page describes the application process for the MA in Film and Television Studies and the MA for Research in Film and Television Studies.

Application process

  • We only consider applications from candidates who are in possession of (or about to be awarded with) a good BA Honours degree, or equivalent. For UK applicants this generally means that we only look seriously at candidates with at least a 2:1 degree.
  • Entry to our MA programmes is not restricted to candidates who have a first degree in Film and Television Studies or a directly related discipline, and we regularly offer places to people who do not have a specialist academic background in this subject area. However, we do not offer introductory courses, and applicants must show that they have a strong commitment to the study of film and television history, aesthetics and theory, and that they have some knowledge and awareness of what this entails.
  • Note that Film and Television Studies at Warwick is not the same as Media Studies, Communications Studies or Journalism Studies. We offer film and television courses which make more use of the kinds of methodologies employed in the study of English Literature and Art History than those practised in the sociological analysis of communications industries. You will also see that we do not offer any training in the skills of practical filmmaking.
  • All applicants that we are potentially interested in are asked to provide us with a sample piece of written work of around 1,500-3,000 words (preferably, though not necessarily, on a film/TV-related subject) and a short (c. 200-300 words) description of the kind of research topic(s) they would be interested in studying for the mandatory 15,000 word dissertation our MA students undertake. For a speedier decision on your application, we advise you to provide us with these supplementary documents when you apply.
  • You can fill in the MA application form online at Alternatively, email Student Recruitment ( for a hard copy of the application form. For further printed information about graduate study in the Department of Film and Television Studies please email our Postgraduate Admissions Secretary.


There is no official deadline for applications. In theory we will still consider applications that have been submitted as late as September 1st each year. However, please bear in mind that the competition for places on our MA programmes is extremely fierce. If you leave it too late to apply there may not be any places left.

Fees and funding opportunities

First, check Warwick's MA course fees and funding opportunities for the current academic year.

Information about postgraduate funding opportunities can be found on Warwick Graduate School's Scholarship and Funding Opportunities page.

Many countries have scholarship schemes which fund students studying higher degrees overseas and international students should investigate if there are any such schemes in your country. For anyone else, information about British government-funded grants schemes for overseas students and also the limited number of international scholarships offered by Warwick University is available from the Warwick Graduate School.




Contact us


Lynsey Willmore
Postgraduate Admissions Secretary
l dot willmore at warwick dot ac dot uk
Telephone: +44(0)24 7652 2689

Samantha Gane

Samantha Gane
Postgraduate Admissions Secretary
s dot gane at warwick dot ac dot uk
Telephone: +44(0)24 7652 2689