Postgraduate study in Media, Film and Television

Media, Film and Television has developed as a dialogue between the three strands of film, television and media studies. You can choose to concentrate on one of these, or undertake a comparative study of two or more areas. While we emphasise film and television, it is possible to explore other media through research or by including courses from other departments.

Postgraduate study opportunities in Media, Film and Television

You can choose from a range of courses which study film, television and media from diverse approaches - theoretical, aesthetic and historical. Courses reflect staff interests and creative activities and offer you an up-to-date and stimulating learning experience. The BA(Hons) also includes research training that can be an advantage for future careers or provide preparation for more advanced postgraduate research.

There is also the opportunity to specialise in film and television production through Screen Production.

Postgraduate careers

Our graduates have gone on to careers in media production or management, new media, writing and publishing, arts funding and management, public policy and education. As well as work within the media or cultural sectors, there are many other careers which draw upon an understanding of the media and culture.

Postgraduate study can develop your ability to write, research, analyse and think independently. It is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the theoretical basis of your previous study and take your knowledge and professional training to a further stage.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Media, Film and Television

The BA(Hons) offers a range of courses that explore the diverse theoretical, aesthetic and historical approaches to the distinct but related fields of film, television and media studies.

The BA(Hons) is a stand-alone degree at postgraduate level. It may be taken after a completed BA and is awarded as a separate qualification. The BA(Hons) may also be used as the entry qualification for the one-year MA. Our BA(Hons) courses prepare students for the kind of independent research some will subsequently pursue in writing a dissertation or thesis on a relevant topic at MA level.

Admission requirements

A BA with a major in Film, Television and Media Studies, or Media, Film and Television. You must have an average grade of B or higher in 45 points above Stage II in the major.

Programme overview

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Required course of study

Consult the BA(Hons) schedule for the courses you may take and how to structure your study.

Master of Arts in Media, Film and Television

Programme overview

Master of Arts

There are two separate MA options, depending on your entrance pathway.

120-point (one-year) MA

The 120-point MA requires one year of full-time study, with admission from a BA(Hons) or PGDipArts. It is available as either a research or taught masters.

Admission requirements

A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Film, Television and Media Studies, or Media, Film and Television, with an average grade of B or higher. The research masters has higher requirements.

Required course of study

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

240-point (two-year) MA

The 240-point MA requires two consecutive years of full-time study, with admission from a BA or approved equivalent qualification. It is available as either a research or taught masters.

Admission requirements

A BA with a major in Film, Television and Media Studies, or Media, Film and Television or a related subject, or approval of the Head of School or nominee. You must have an average grade of B or higher in at least 45 points above Stage II in the major.

To progress to the second year of the MA

In the first 120 points of MA enrolment, you must achieve:

  • An average grade of B, or
  • For a research masters, any grade specified for enrolment in a thesis or research portfolio.

If you do not achieve the required grade, enrolment for the MA cannot continue.

Required course of study

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

Apply and enrol

To apply and enrol for postgraduate study, visit our page on how to apply.

Contact a Graduate Adviser

For more information on postgradute study in Film, Television and Media Studies, contact an Adviser.