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For Research in Film and Television Studies - MA (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

This course is designed for students who have firm PhD plans and feel that they need to develop their knowledge of fields that are not covered by our taught modules, in order to prepare for their proposed PhD project.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

  • Independent Study
  • Dissertation

Optional Modules:

Previously, a selection of the following optional modules have been offered:

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.


Three taught modules, plus one independent study module designed in consultation with a supervisor and a 20,000 word dissertation.

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.

The programme includes dedicated sessions in Graduate Skills that will equip you with the necessary academic skills to excel in Master’s assignments and PhD applications.

Contact Hours:

There is an average of 16 contact hours per week.

Class Sizes:

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.


Combination of assessed essays and a 20,000 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

Other graduates have progressed into PhD Research

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Entry Requirements

First Class Honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language Requirements

Band B

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

Film and Television Studies

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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.


How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus


This information is applicable for 2019 entry.