Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Film Studies

This Masters by Research (MRes) programme combines taught modules and independent study to give students a firm grounding in the critical approaches to postgraduate study as well as the philosophies and methodologies of research in the humanities. Students develop theirr knowledge and understanding of literature in the field of Film Studies before the culmination of the MRes, which is the opportunity to undertake in-depth and extended research in a specific Film Studies area of your choosing. For those looking for a course tailored largely to the student's own interests, then this MRes award could be the one. The programme is ideal for self-motivated and committed students who desire a high level of flexibility.

Entry requirements

To join this programme, applicants should have a 1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree. In exceptional circumstances, students with a lower 2nd and demonstrable knowledge of their subject matter may be admitted at the department's discretion. A sufficient command of the English language is required to complete the programme satisfactorily and to prepare and defend the thesis. Applicants whose 1st language is not English, or who originate from countries whose national language is not English, are required to demonstrate English language proficiency to a minimum standard of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. Each applicant is required to submit a research proposal of approximately 1,000 words detailing the focus of their MRes studies and demonstrating their enthusiasm and commitment towards the proposed subject. A formal registration interview/viva is held for each candidate. The interview is conducted by at least 2 members of staff, including the likely MRes supervisor.

Course modules

Researching media and culture; film and media theory and analysis; literature review, commentry and initial bibliography; MRes dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,680 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus Ormskirk L39 4QP North West

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