University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Film and Television (Theory, Culture and Industry)

In addition to theoretical, cultural and critical dimensions, students gain an overview of the international film industry both historic and contemporary; they also investigate production, distribution, exhibition and marketing, from mainstream commercial productions to alternative, experimental and independent film, video and digital work.

Entry requirements

Students should possess, or are expecting, an undergraduate degree or, exceptionally, previous relevant experience; students need fluent written and spoken English to study at postgraduate level; if their 1st language is not English, students need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Film and television research methods (full-time students only); research thesis and options: theory: (authorship, genre and realism; documentary film: issues and progressions; experimental film theory and practice; film music and sound track analysis; structuralism and psychoanalysis; culture: (contemporary world cinema; European cinema since 1945; issues in British film culture; popular television; third cinema); industry: (cinema distribution and exhibition; experimental film, distribution and exhibition; the Hollywood studio system; the world film business).

Assessment methods

All modules require a written essay for assessment and a few modules are part-assessed on the basis of an in-class presentation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,250 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time day/evening £ 775 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time day/evening £ 1,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Harrow Harrow HA1 3TP South East

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