University of York

University of York

Film and Literature

The course examines the lively and symbiotic traffic between literary and cinematic forms (through adaptation; borrowing; versioning; negotiation; appropriation; transmediation; analogy; equivalence; resistance; pastiche; collision). It combines trenchant academic enquiry with passionately committed teaching, recent cinematic releases with early silent cinema; pop culture with high culture; theoretical questions with practical ones; blockbuster with poetry; mainstream with avant-garde; institutional studies with formal aesthetic analysis.

Entry requirements

Applicants for MA programmes in English and related literature will normally be expected to have obtained upper 2nd Class Honours, or equivalent, in an appropriate subject.

Course modules

The programme is divided into 4 taught modules (1 compulsory, 3 option), a research skills training programme, and a research dissertation. In the Spring Term students must take at least 1 of the 2 designated film modules. Compulsory: film/literature encounters - history theory criticism. Option modules will vary from year to year according to staff availability, and run subject to minimum numbers. Option modules may also be taken in other arts and humanities departments.

Assessment methods

Four assessed essays of approximately 4,500 words each; a 15,000 - 20,000 word dissertation, written in consultation with a supervisor on an agreed topic.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 15,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,320 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 7,840 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 323366