Taught course

Film and Video

Plymouth University · School of Art and Media

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 or above honours degree in a relevant area of study. Evidence that you are ready to pursue your proposed project.

Months of entry


Course content

Designed for those who want to pursue a specific research project in film and video, this MRes addresses research issues and methods. It provides a grounding in research processes which are common to work generally in the arts, humanities, creative and cultural industries and related fields, and also explores research questions and methodologies which are specific to film and video, crucially as these relate to both practice and/or theory. Students can decide to work in either a practice or theory mode or any permutation and combination of practice and theory.

The programme should particularly attract students who are interested in furthering their practice or theoretical knowledge in one of the following areas: artists' film and video, experimental film and video (including fiction, documentary, drama documentary, animation); histories of autobiographical, experimental, avant-garde film and video; contemporary theoretical discourses about independent film (including film practice as research, film as philosophy); the study and use of archive film (including home movies) in different contexts and practices; the relationship of film and video to new forms of dissemination (with particular reference to the digital); collaborative projects involving different disciplines (eg performance); community-based and activist video.

The Graduate School is available to answer any queries about our ResM programmes and any other postgraduate research degrees (such as MPhil/PhD). https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/your-studies/the-graduate-school

Information for international students

IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent is required.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 1752 585858