Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Film and Screen Media (with Study Abroad)

This Master's degree in film and screen media explores the history, development and interaction of film, television and other screen media. You will have access to world-class postgraduate teaching and research at Birkbeck, and spend one term abroad at a leading university in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, or Canada. This is the only Master's degree in film and screen media in the UK that includes an international exchange with prestigious European and North American universities. The course encourages you to explore a wide variety of screen media in historical, sociological, aesthetic and anthropological terms and, also, in a variety of cultural and national contexts. You can personalise your MA studies and specialise in areas of film and screen media that match your intellectual interests and career goals, and for the study abroad element, you can choose the university with the specific strengths and specialisms that will help you develop and deepen your particular film and screen media interests. You will need to have good or very good knowledge of at least one European language in order to take full advantage of this course (for Montreal this language is French). Some universities offer language instruction for Birkbeck students, to help them improve their language skills. This course has two other pathways: MA Film and Screen Media and MA Film and Screen Media with Film Programming and Curating.

Entry requirements

MA: Good honours degree in a relevant subject (e.g. humanities, modern languages or social sciences). Knowledge of at least one other European language at a level to allow you to follow a postgraduate-level course at one of our European partner institutions.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

During your year at Birkbeck, you will be assessed by essay assignments of approximately 5000 words each, a research report and a dissertation of 15,000 words, due in September of the final year. During your year abroad, the assessment will depend on the institution you attend. In most cases, the assessment will be a mixture of essays and examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2019 15,200 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 8,350 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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