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Film and Television Studies (MA) (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-W5P1
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MA
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


Film and Television Studies MA offers you the flexibility to choose which of Warwick's world-leading scholars you wish to work with. The Department of Film and Television Studies has a worldwide reputation for the quality of its teaching and research within the fields of film and television aesthetics, history and theory.


The Department of Film and Television Studies at Warwick is regarded as one of the finest in the world and offers an unparalleled training in audio-visual literacy, an increasingly valuable attribute in today’s world. 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, and to prepare for application for PhD, if desired.

Later in the course, you have the opportunity to focus on an area of personal academic interest in your final dissertation.

Important information

Please note that this course is now closed and no longer open for applications for 2020 entry. For further information please contact filmandtvadmissions@warwick.ac.uk


Core Modules

  • Screen Cultures and Methods
  • Dissertation

Optional Modules

Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:

  • Cities and Landscapes in Film
  • Ecocinema
  • Film and Social Change
  • 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

Teaching

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.

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.

Assessment

A combination of assessed essays and a 15,000 word dissertation.


Minimum requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

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 (20,000 word dissertation for the MA for Research). For a speedier decision on your application, we advise you to provide us with these supplementary documents when you apply and the documents can be uploaded to your application.

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

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.

Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We want to reward our loyal students and graduates of Warwick during a time like no other. We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 30% off tuition fees. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.


Graduates have pursued roles such as: arts officers, producers and directors; authors, writers and translators and research and development managers. They have gone on to work for employers including: StudioCanal, Fox Searchlight, All 4 and numerous academic appointments at UK and International universities.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Working in Radio Film and TV
  • Discovering Careers in the Creative Industries
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Planning your future
  • Creating your Creative Career

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.