Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree:
  • 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)

International requirements:

  • IELTS 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.
Extra Requirements:
  • to demonstrate the ability to benefit from and contribute to the programme
  • to display the potential to develop postgraduate level research skills
  • 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.

Months of entry


Course content

This hybrid MA enables students to develop practical and theoretical skills in film production and analysis.
This course is available to study full-time or part-time.
  • 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.

This course is currently undergoing its scheduled programme review, which may impact the advertised modules. Programme review is a standard part of the University’s approach to quality assurance and enhancement, enabling us to ensure that our courses remain up to date and maintain their high standard and relevancy.

Once the review is completed, this course website page will be updated to reflect any approved changes to the advertised course. These approved changes will also be communicated to those who apply for the course to ensure they wish to proceed with their application.

Information for international students

View country specific entry requirements

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
0151 231 5090