Taught course

Research in Film and Television Studies

University of Warwick · Department of Film and Television Studies

Entry requirements

First Class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Film and/or Television Studies

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed for students who have firm PhD study plans and feel that they need to develop their knowledge of fields which are not covered by our taught modules in order to prepare for their proposed PhD project. The MA for Research is comprised of three taught modules, plus one independent study module designed in consultation with a supervisor, and a 20,000 word dissertation. Taught modules may include: Cities and Landscapes in Film; Sound Cultures; Television History and Aesthetics; Film Criticism, Film Style; and Irony in Film.

The programme includes dedicated sessions in Graduate Skills that will equip you with the necessary academic skills to excel in Master’s assignments and PhD applications. Our postgraduates have progressed into diverse and often creative roles in film and television production, journalism, marketing, archiving education and publishing. They have also found employment in the voluntary sector, and in major arts and cultural organisations. We also have an outstanding record of MA students going on to doctoral study and employment in a number of prestigious HE institutions around the world.

Information for international students

For guidance on English language requirements, please visit this page: www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/language

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

There are several funding opportunities available for students applying for this course. These include external awards, wider University awards and departmental scholarships. Details can be found here:


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585