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
This unique MA programme is based in a university but run by leading film practitioners, ensuring that you not only receive the highest-quality practice-based learning, but you do so in a university research environment where you learn to understand the world we live in. You have your own camera equipment throughout and we provide dedicated Mac Editing suites and a PC suite (for the VR studio) for this degree.
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 uniquely uses professional film-makers to teach within a truly pan-disciplinary university research environment. For a full list of the mentors please visit the Anthropology web page.
UCL now houses London\'s global Documentary Film Festival, Open City Documentary Festival. You can participate in the curation and delivery of this festival; gain experience in the delivery of a major public arts event. The festival provides a unique opportunity to engage with the global creative non-fiction industry.
This degree provides a number of studios: non-fiction cinema; broadcast tv documentary; reportage based cinema and the Immersive Factual Story telling studio (including UCL 360, VR and Augemented reality content production). Each of these cultivates your unique filmmaking voice.
Fees and funding
Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- part time24 months
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
- +44 (0)20 3370 1214