Research course

Film Studies

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Modern Languages
Qualifications
MLitt by research

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or higher), or international equivalent, in a related subject area. A 1,000-word research proposal and a full transcript is required. You may also be called for an interview.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Film Studies MLitt combines taught modules and individual research. It is well suited as preparation for PhD research. We have a thriving community of postgraduate students working in film across the Schools of Modern Languages, English Literature, Language and Linguistics, and Arts and Cultures.

The Film Studies MLitt incorporates a formal research training component where you will develop your research skills and methodologies. You also submit a portfolio of essays chosen according to your interests and experience. You undertake a dissertation of 16,000 - 24,000 words consisting of a sustained piece of original research.

Study consists mainly of seminars, tutorials and independent learning supported by research training.

Dissertation supervision is available in:

  • American cinema history
  • British sound cinema, particularly 1940-60
  • French cinema
  • contemporary Spanish and Latin American cinemas
  • Chinese-language cinema
  • early cinema
  • cinema culture
  • cinema and landscape
  • women's film history
  • cinema and the city
  • writing on film
  • cinema and trauma
  • Algerian cinema

Supervision is provided for dissertations that span the School of Modern Languages, the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, and the School of Arts and Cultures and sub-disciplines, ensuring the best fit between your interests and the expertise of our staff.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 8 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MLitt by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Aisling Hood, Postgraduate Officer, School of Modern Languages
Email
modlang.pgadmin@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 5867