To join this MA you should have a degree equivalent to UK first class or upper second class honours (2:1 or above) in an appropriate or cognate discipline. In exceptional circumstances, students with a lower second and/or demonstrable knowledge of their subject matter may be admitted at the department's discretion.
Each applicant will be required to submit a portfolio of written and/or visual work, demonstrating their enthusiasm for, and commitment to, screen media. A formal registration interview/viva forms part of the selection process.
Months of entry
The MA Critical Screen Practice introduces you to a broad range of critical and analytical approaches to various aspects of media while also providing the opportunity to develop your practical skills. You will develop an advanced knowledge of media, film and television and apply it to industry-related practice, theory and research.
The programme will advance your understanding of the social, cultural, economic and political context of media production, and foster rigorous skills in research methods, analysis and the theoretical conceptualisation of media and cultural theory.
The philosophy which underpins the programme is a desire to provide you with a learning experience that encourages and stimulates your intellectual curiosity, supports your development, challenges you and equips you with the necessary skills and abilities to compete successfully for a wide variety of employment opportunities in the media industry.
The MA will be attractive to graduates who have studied an area of creative study/practice such as media, music, film, television or drama.
If you wish to acquire specialist craft skills, combined with reflexive engagement with the policy and practice of the media and film industries, then this is the programme for you.
Fees and funding
Tuition fees for full-time study on this MA are: £5,040 for UK and EU students and £12,750 for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2018/19; £5,220 for UK and EU students and £13,000 for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20. Tuition fees for part-time study on this MA are: £28 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2018/19, i.e. £560 per 20 credit module; £29 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20. i.e. £580 per 20 credit module. 180 credits are required to complete a Masters degree.The University may administer a small inflationary rise in part-time postgraduate tuition fees in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.