University of Essex

University of Essex

Film Studies (Creative Practice)

This programme offers students a choice of pathways for them to develop their creative practice.

Entry requirements

A Master's degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. Some applicants may be accepted on the basis of an outstanding Bachelors. A well developed research proposal is also essential. If English is not a 1st language, then an IELTS 7.0 or equivalent is required.

Course modules

Stage 1-3 modules: compulsory: literature - research. stage 4 modules: Compulsory: literature - completion.

Assessment methods

Students work on an original screenplay or equivalent short screenplays (80-120 pages, equivalent to 80-100+ minutes of screen time and roughly 30,000 words) plus a critical commentary of 40,000 words. Alternatively they can work on a full-length film or equivalent short films (80-120 minutes screen time), a sample screenplay excerpt (10,000+ words) and critical commentary (30,000-40,000 words).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,475 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 36 months
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 36 months
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 36 months
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 36 months
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 36 months
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,475 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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