Drawing on the internationally recognised expertise of our academics, primarily in the areas of Film and Television aesthetics, history and theory, this course enables you to familiarise yourself with key disciplinary issues and topics.
Later in the course, you have the opportunity to focus on an area of personal academic interest in your final dissertation.
- Screen Cultures and Methods
Previously, a selection of the following optional modules have been offered:
- Cities and Landscapes in Film
- Film Criticism, Film Style
- History and Memory in Italian Cinema
- Irony in Film
- Issues in Documentary
- Postcolonial Film
- Sound Cultures
- Swedish Cinema
- Television History and Aesthetics
For more detailed information regarding each module, please visit the department website.
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
During the Autumn term you will take a core module, Screen Cultures and Methods, in which a number of staff will introduce key methodological approaches, and illuminate how an element of their own research can then inform the theory under discussion. You then have the choice of three further optional modules taken over the first two terms (one in the Autumn term and two in the Spring term).
The core elements of the Film and Television Studies curricula are supported by a programme of research seminars (departmental staff, PhD students and visiting speakers) and the wide range of screenings for other courses and more generally on campus.
There is an average of 16 contact hours per week.
We have a superb staff-student ratio: for example, our taught MA is normally restricted to twenty students whilst there are thirteen full-time members of staff, and all MA students are allocated a personal tutor.
A combination of assessed essays and a 15,000 word dissertation.
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations and employers including: Chichester Festival Theatre, Transport for London, universities, BBC Radio 1, Channel 4. They have progressed into roles such as: Marketing Manager, Freelance Writer, Heritage Activities Trainee.
To Visit Warwick...
There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.
Full-time: 1 year
(September 2019 - September 2020)
Part-time: 2 years
(September 2019 - September 2021)
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject
English Language Requirements
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.
Department of Study
Location of Study
University of Warwick
See Student Finance
There may be departmental scholarships available. You can find up-to-date information on our website.
Additional Course Costs
There are no additional course costs.
Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.