Research course

Film, Television and Digital Production

Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of Media Arts
MA by research

Entry requirements

UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent. Students with relevant professional or creative experience will also be considered.

English language requirements:

IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing and no subscore below 5.5.

Months of entry


Course content

Independent researcher who wants to move on to a PhD? Just interested in what further study might look like?

Take a first step towards doctoral study: explore your area of interest in depth, test out a research topic, and learn the skills of longer scholarly writing and film production. You'll be supervised one-to-one, and then assessed entirely on your research dissertation.

Along with your one-to-one supervisions, you'll take part in an interdisciplinary course in critical theory and methodologies. There, you'll learn about the key thinkers in the field, and the critical approaches you'll need for your dissertation.

The course is ideal if:

  • you're living outside the UK, or have a job that keeps you from undertaking a taught Masters programme.
  • you're wanting to move into independent research, beyond the challenge of a traditional taught MA.

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)1784 443734