Taught course

Film Studies

University of East Anglia · School of Film, Television and Media Studies

Entry requirements

Open to applicants with a good Honours degree (UK BA (Hons) 2:1 or equivalent) in humanities or social science subjects, or with practical experience in this area.

Months of entry


Course content


UEA was one of the first British universities to develop the study of cinema and television. This pioneering MA provides a good grounding in the key approaches to analysis of film and television in a vibrant postgraduate community, exploring the history, development and character of important audio-visual cultures. Background in film and tv? This course will deepen your knowledge and understanding amongst industry professionals.


This MA prepares students for further academic research; the provision of a study and research unit in the first semester is designed to give every student a firm grounding in the key methods of studying film, including close textual analysis, archival history and ethnographic studies. Students begin researching their dissertation, with the help of a staff member or supervisor, in the Spring semester and apply themselves to it through the summer.


Teaching is mainly in the form of seminars and screenings, with some lecture components. There will also be opportunities to attend additional talks and discussion groups on a wide variety of film, television and media topics. The School works extensively with the East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA), a major resource for archive material, located in Norwich.


Graduates from this MA programme have gone on to a variety of careers in the media, archiving, journalism and teaching. The graduate community also offers a thriving peer group experience, supported by regular symposia, conferences, research seminars and talks from media professionals.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: - IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) - PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)

Fees and funding

On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities. This funding is part of UEA’s dedication to developing and enhancing postgraduate education in all disciplines of the Arts and Humanities.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities scholarships and/or bursaries are offered to students in the following areas of study:

  • American Studies
  • Art History and World Art Studies
  • Film and Television
  • History
  • Language and Communication Studies
  • Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
  • Philosophy
  • Political, Social and International Studies

As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office at UEA for further information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1603 591515