Taught course

Film Studies

University of Liverpool · School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

Entry requirements

Please see the course page on the University website for full entry requirements details.

Months of entry


Course content

The Film Studies MA will provide you with an exciting global approach to the study of film spanning a broad geographical area and to examine the historical development of film and related media. Focussing on cultural theory, through a wide variety of films, you will develop sophisticated approaches to current developments in the study of films and media around the world.

The MA in Film Studies covers significant theoretical elements concerning the major trends, themes and methodological approaches in Film Studies. The modules on offer are diverse, dynamic and progressive in nature across both semesters. You will develop key transferrable skills in intercultural communication, academic writing, critical thinking and analytical skills.

This MA is designed for graduates and professionals from a variety of humanities and social science . Alternative qualifications may be considered, therefore if you are interested in this MA please get in contact with the MA programme lead who will be happy to discuss the course with you.

The MA in Film Studies provides practical insights as well as transferrable skills for a successful career in a variety of sectors and different roles. The industry specific knowledge that you can acquire from a Film Studies MA will prepare you for a range of film-related careers in production, distribution, marketing, film writing and more broadly in media-related careers locally, nationally and internationally. Authentic, research-connected teaching and the development of digital skills mean graduates are equipped to pursue employment in the creative and digital industries or cultural sector more broadly.

The combination of theoretical and practical training on the MA programme also paves the way for advanced students wishing to conduct postgraduate research (e.g. PhD) in Film, Media or Screen Studies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    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

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