Taught course

Documentary Practice

Queen Mary, University of London · Languages, Linguistics and Film

Entry requirements

You will need an upper second class honours degree in a humanities or creative arts discipline, and will have an informal interview on application. Graduates from non-humanities disciplines are also welcome to apply, but will be asked to complete a written assignment. International students will need to be highly proficient in English for academic purposes.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme supports students who wish to become professional documentary filmmakers and/or research academics. The MA in Documentary Practice provides the ideal creative production environment within a research-based postgraduate Film Studies department. This combination of production professionalism and academic excellence is key to promoting intellectual, current, and socially engaged documentary makers.

  • The Department of Film Studies at Queen Mary is an exciting and vibrant department.
  • You will have the chance to take challenging courses in aspects of film history and theory
  • You will have the opportunity to learn practical production skills, and to put these skills into practice making documentary production
  • Our London location adds a large amount of value to the programme as we have links with the London Film Festival, BFI, local film festivals, East London Film Festival
  • Access to specialist film production equipment and the experienced practitioner staff, able to advise and support.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Programme Administrator
020 7882 8332