University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Media and Communication

This course combines cultural and historical analysis with critical and theoretical study of both film and TV. It aims to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the film and television industries, their histories through to present day productions. It offers a lively range of options as well as opportunities for students to develop their own interests through a dissertation and a film/television writing project, both with the full support of a tutor.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Core modules: Research methods. Optional modules: Adaptations in film and television; representing otherness in film and television; television and film policy; film and television audiences and fandom; film and television writing project; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is predominantly essay based in order to help you develop advanced research and analysis skills. Some units also involve individual oral presentations, so you can develop presentation skills at a higher level and engage in stimulating, sophisticated academic debates in your seminars.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,600 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,300 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

Key information

Admissions Team, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
Telephone number: 
023 9284 2421