University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Film Studies

The programme provides students with opportunities to study areas of film theory, history and culture, as well as aspects of applied practice. It caters for students wishing to enhance their artistic and professional careers as well as those seeking to prepare for doctoral study. The course provides opportunities for students who are relatively new to the subject area to establish a foundation in the discipline as well as those who wish to pursue further study. It prepares students for doctoral study and/or employment in film, screen media and creative industries, as well as those who wish to employ their knowledge of screen media and practice in educational, social and community settings. The course thus builds on extensive links between the University of Manchester and professional contexts and communities in Manchester and the North West. It encourages the research and practice of film in academic and creative contexts, in particular with engagement in non-traditional and/or community sites, combining artistic and academic exploration with a focus on social responsibility, critique and transformation. The Applied Film Studies pathway will allow students to apply knowledge and experience of film theory and practice to a social and community setting. This involves acquiring practical skills in addition to theoretical knowledge, such as documentary film-making, sound design, film curation and programming, that could be applied to education, community and activist contexts, as well as work placement opportunities.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, normally in a relevant subject.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by written coursework in each taught 30 credit taught module which is constituted by a 6,000 word essay, or its equivalent, constituted by a combination of various kinds of written work, including essays, log books, evaluation reports, project critiques and practice analysis. The dissertation is constituted by a 15,000 word project on a topic chosen in consultation with the dissertation supervisor.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,700 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,850 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,850 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,850 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,850 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,850 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

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