2:1 (or international equivalent) in an arts, social science or humanities subject.
Months of entry
While this degree is still classed as a research preparation masters, it is assessed solely by dissertation and is taught predominantly via supervision. Students attend research training sessions and attend the weekly graduate work-in-progress seminars to which they contribute a paper in semester two. However, they work with a main supervisor and co-supervisor on a pre-agreed research topic. They submit a 30,000-word dissertation at the end of the year which is marked by both an internal and an external examiner with the possibility of a viva to confirm the award.
The department of Culture, Film and Media welcomes applications from students who wish to pursue MRes or PhD degrees in the areas of film and television studies, cultural studies, media studies and critical theory. These research programmes form a central and thriving part of the department’s activities, with over forty students currently enrolled, either full-time or part-time. Research students come to Nottingham from the UK and overseas, including the EU, the Middle and Far East, Latin America and the United States. With their diversity of cultural and disciplinary backgrounds, they constitute a rich, rewarding and supportive postgraduate community.
All research students are involved in the Postgraduate Professional Development Programme, which includes weekly work-in-progress seminars. The school's energetic research culture also involves a programme of visiting speakers and regular symposia organised by staff and students (these have included recent events on cultural borrowings, television and memory, digital archives, and sound in the media).
For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.
Information for international students
English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.5 in any element).
Fees and funding
The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.
There is also funding information on the School of Cultures, Languages & Area Studies web pages.
For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.
Qualification and course duration
MA by research
Course contact details
- Graduate Admissions
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