Entry requirements

Normally an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a social science, arts, humanities or science discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Academically weaker applications will also be considered provided that they are supported by experience in visual arts or film making. Applicants with prior technical knowledge of film making are asked to send a video portfolio of up to 20’ duration (Vimeo link recommended). Applicants without a video portfolio are asked to complete a photo essay. Please see our guidelines on how to make a visual essay. You can submit either by post - a maximum of twenty 20cm x 25cm (8"x10") stills – or by link to an external site.

All shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit a proposal for a film or video project - a maximum of four sides of A4, typed and double-spaced - to include: an outline of what the film is about; the characters and other elements crucial to the narrative and the film structure/narrative. (You are not committed to the proposal for the final project.)

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This unique MA programme is based within a university but run by leading film practitioners, ensuring that you not only receive the highest-quality practice-based learning. You have your own camera equipment throughout and we provide dedicated editing suites. The degree is currently taught in 4 studios (Experimental and Cinematic Non-Fiction, Documentary for Broadcast and Beyond, Cinematic Documentary Storytelling, and Immersive Factual Storytelling: VR/AR)

This MA will allow you to benefit from UCL’s unique position in the heart of London at the centre of the UK creative industries. The programme uses professional film-makers to teach within a truly pan-disciplinary university research environment.

UCL houses London’s global non-fiction film festival, Open City Documentary Festival. You will gain access to this festival, providing a unique opportunity to engage with the global creative non-fiction industry.

Students have access to UCL's camera and editing equipment, the extensive film collections in UCL Libraries and the Future Media Studio. Each student has their own full camera kit which they keep throughout the year - avoiding the need to check equipment in and out as well as access to editing suites.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

The programme is delivered through a combination of practical tutorials, seminars and masterclasses and assessed by camera and editing exercises and a written piece.

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)20 3108 6697