Entry requirements

You will need:

  • a minimum 2:2 Honours degree in a relevant subject (Film Studies, Media Production, Computer Studies, Game Studies, Fine Art, Design, Architecture and Humanities based subject)
  • to demonstrate the ability to benefit from and contribute to the programme
  • to display the potential to develop postgraduate level research skills
Additional information:
  • If you have no experience studying Film (practice and/or theory) you must demonstrate a genuine interest and commitment to develop your knowledge in this area
  • Those without a degree will be considered on their individual circumstances. We expect such applicants to demonstrate a good body of professional practice as a creative media practitioner (nominally equivalent to three years) and a commitment to a postgraduate programme of study. All applicants without a degree must attend an interview as part of the application process. The Programme Leader will make a decision on whether to admit the candidate on the basis of experience evidenced by CV (which must be provided at the point of application), portfolio/showreel, reference and interview. Evidence of engagement with critical debate in the area of media is expected
  • IELTS 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This hybrid MA enables students to develop practical and theoretical skills in film production and analysis.
  • Combine practical filmmaking and film criticism
  • Choose between practical and theoretical assignments
  • Embed your learning within an academic and film industry-based context
  • Study on a course that explores and promotes filmmaking in the city of Liverpool, capitalising on its cinematic history and its current and future production activity
  • Learn from staff with a broad range of research specialisms, including practical filmmaking, academic writing, screenwriting and producing video essays
Studying on this new MA affords you the opportunity to study in one of the UK’s most dynamic cities. Liverpool is the second most filmed city in the UK after London and has a vibrant media and cultural industry.
This forward-looking MA prepares you for bridging the traditional gap between theory and practice, by inviting you to both ‘think’ and ‘do’ film, thus bringing down barriers and forging new approaches to the analysis and production of films.
The MA Film promotes an experimental approach that considers film as a tool for research and a means for understanding, exploring and representing the world. The programme will build a cohort of practice-informed academics, and theory-informed practitioners, while offering the opportunity to study in a dynamic city with a burgeoning film industry.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

View country specific entry requirements

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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