Taught course

Film Studies - Popular Cinema

Institution
Oxford Brookes University · School of Arts
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a good honours degree (2.1 or above), or its equivalent, in an Arts and Humanities subject or similar discipline. Previous study of film is desirable but not essential. Selection will be normally made following an interview.

English language requirements

IELTS requirement of 7.0 overall with 6.0 in all components.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Combine your academic and professional writing projects on our MA in Film Studies: Popular Cinema. And build a broad portfolio of writing and research skills.

You will develop a historically-informed and critically aware understanding of film as:

  • an industry
  • an art form
  • a cultural product.

Our diverse teaching staff team are film specialists with different national and cultural backgrounds. Our advisory panel contributes to the course and our annual series of Film Studies events, including an annual Careers Day. The panel includes film industry experts such as leading directors, journalists, producers and technical specialists.

We cover the history and theory of popular cinema in:

  • the US (classical and contemporary Hollywood)
  • Europe
  • East Asia (especially Japanese cinema).

Modules on story development and research methods will sharpen your writing skills in preparation for your dissertation project. You have the opportunity to go to the Cannes Film Festival on our field trip.

You will finish your course with the skills for a career in either academia or the media industries.

Information for international students

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

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
  • PGDip
    full time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    4 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
query@brookes.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1865 484848