Taught course

Film and Television Studies

University of Glasgow · School of Culture and Creative Arts

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.

If you are applying from a non Arts/Social Sciences background you are also required to submit:

  1. Writing sample which demonstrates skills of critical analysis
  2. Personal statement outlining:
  • What do you understand the critical study of film and television to involve?
  • What kind of skills and knowledge do you hope to gain from the MLitt in Film and Television Studies?
  • How can the MLitt in Film and Television Studies help you with your career aspirations (or aspirations for further study)?

Months of entry


Course content

This Masters offers the opportunity for the critical study of film and television. This well-established programme aims to provide an advanced understanding of the approaches and methodologies in Film & Television Studies and to equip you with core research skills for advanced study in this field.

  • You will be studying in Glasgow, one of the leading media cities in the UK, and be based at our Gilmorehill Centre, with its own cinema as well as extensive collection of audiovisual and digital resources.
  • The Gilmorehill Centre is home to the international journal Screen and hosts the annual Screen conference every summer, attracting leading names in film and television studies from across the world.
  • The Masters is particularly relevant as preparation for further postgraduate research in film and television. In addition it facilitates contact and critical engagement with film, television and creative arts organisations in Glasgow, through site visits and guest speakers.
  • The programme is forward-thinking in its approach to issues of equality, diversity and inclusivity. It recognises the inequalities that have developed within film and television studies and offers a curriculum designed to challenge the status quo.
  • The programme is one of very few in the UK that places an equal emphasis on television.
  • You will be able to socialise and collaborate with the Film Curation and Filmmaking and Media Arts students who are also taught out of the Gilmorehill Centre.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 7.0; no subtest less than 7.0
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions