Masters in Film Studies

Studying film will allow you to follow your passion for film, whilst also equipping you with the skills to turn it into a career. You will be presented with opportunities to develop your own style within film-making, developing your technical expertise and knowledge.

About Film Studies


At postgraduate level, you are likely to be awarded a Master of Arts (MA), or a Master of Fine Arts (MFA). Further study will award you with a research degree such as a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


A postgraduate degree will normally take one to two years to complete.


Postgraduate course annual tuition fees are set by the institution, which means that they can differ. Postgraduate programmes are generally less expensive than undergraduate programmes. You will find detailed fee information on the institution webpage.

Typical Annual Tuition Fees

  • Postgraduate - £8,500

Topics Covered


During a postgraduate degree, such as an MFA, you will build on your knowledge gained at undergraduate level. The modules you study will be on the more complex and specialised areas of film studies. Modules and specialisms might include critical approaches to film production, reading film, American film, reception and consumption of film, and realism and cinema. Assessment methods might include written work, practical projects, and a final major project.

Entry Requirements

For a postgraduate degree, most institutions will require you to have an undergraduate degree in film studies, or a closely related subject.

Typical Entry Requirements


  • Degree Requirements - 2:2 or higher
  • Required/Desired Subjects - Film Studies, Media Studies, Drama, Expressive Arts