Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should be in film studies, media studies or another subject in the social sciences or humanities. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

Explore film from a variety of critical perspectives and understand film’s unique position in the media landscape.

On this MA, we examine the aesthetic, industrial, cultural and political dimensions of a diverse range of film practices. You’ll develop your skills in research and critical thinking through an exciting range of innovative options. You also research a topic of your choice in the supervised dissertation project.

We offer an advanced introduction to theoretical debates associated with the study of cinema, and contemporary approaches that are reshaping the field.

You’re taught by experts specialising in areas such as:

  • gender and sexuality
  • global cinema
  • popular culture
  • documentary and experimental film
  • animals and the media
  • audience studies.

Brighton has a vibrant film culture, playing host to the annual CINECITY Film Festival. It is also home to one of the UK's oldest purpose-built cinemas – the Duke of York’s.

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

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