Taught course

Film Studies

University of Bradford · Bradford Media School

Entry requirements

2:2 or above in: - An area relevant to your proposed programme of study from an approved degree-awarding body; OR - Any subject, together with skills and experience in a relevant area

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Film Studies programme enables you to engage at an advanced level of study with film from a wide range of formal, cultural, social, political and philosophical perspectives. The course is predominantly theory-based, although you can choose options from a wide range of practical modules. A particular emphasis is placed on alternative forms of cinema and application of the study of film into 'real world' applications (film programming). The course is suitable for those wishing to enter the film production, distribution or exhibition industries as well as those pursuing careers in teaching, research or other areas such as journalism with a specialism in film studies.

Special Features:
- Students benefit from events and initiatives growing from Bradford's status as the world's first UNESCO City of Film as well as from our partnerships with the National Media Museum, the BBC and Skillset

- Guest lecturers and speakers at events such as TIMECODE research seminars, film festivals and other media conferences and events, offer you the opportunities to make connections with various media professionals and enterprises.

- The National Media Museum (NMeM) provides both a unique learning environment and a large body of resources relating to film and cinematic arts, as well as a growing collection of rare prints, over 9,000 books on film and special holdings. You will also enjoy access to unique screenings and to all of the festivals held at the NMeM.

Collaborative Partners: National Media Museum

Modules 2011/12:
(C) = Core, (O) = Option

Stage 1 60 Credits (2 x Core Modules and 1 x Option Module):
- Cinematic Language (20 Credits) (C)
- Film Programming (20 Credits) (C)
- Digital Videography (20 Credits) (O) *
- Philosophies of Media and Film (20 Credits) (O)
- Visual Arts and Digital Media (20 Credits) (O)

Stage 2 60 Credits (2 x Core Modules and 1 x Option Module):
- Alternative Film and Media (20 Credits) (C)
- Screen Realism (20 Credits) (C)
- Broadcast Television (20 Credits) (O)
- Image and Identity (20 Credits) (O)
- Issues in Digital Media (20 Credits) (O)

Stage 3:
- Media Dissertation (60 Credits) (C)
* Optional unless studied previously Digital Videography (EM-0353D)

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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