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MA Programmes in Film and Television Studies

The Department of Film and Television Studies has a worldwide reputation for the quality of its teaching and research within the fields of film and television aesthetics, history and theory. Recently, the Department launched their new MA in Film and Television Studies and MA for Research in Film and Television Studies. These new programmes build on our long-standing and highly regarded existing MA but more accurately reflect the range and diversity of research and research approaches within the Department. Our Master’s programmes now offer students greater scope to choose which of our world-leading scholars they wish to work with: all of our staff play an active part in teaching and supervising on our graduate programmes, and many will be offering new MA modules. We have a superb staff-student ratio: for example, our taught MA is normally restricted to twelve students whilst there are thirteen full-time members of staff, and all MA students are allocated a personal tutor. This balance permits an unusual degree of access to leading scholars with a passionate commitment to teaching. Supervision of MA dissertations is frequent, structured and monitored.

Many of our MA students go onto employment in related sectors such as film and television education, journalism, exhibition and marketing, and public relations. 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.

MA in Film and Television Studies Structure:

Autumn Term: Core Module (Screen Cultures and Methods) plus one option module chosen from at least two modules (see options listed on the right) and Graduate Skills classes

Spring Term: Dissertation research plus two optional modules chosen from at least three modules (see options listed on the right)

Summer Term: Dissertation and research presentations

The MA for Research in Film and Television Studies structure:

Autumn Term: Graduate Skills classes plus either route A: Two optional modules (chosen from the core module and 2 optional modules) or route B: one optional module (chosen from the core module and 2 options) and one independent study module.

Spring Term: Dissertation research plus either route A: One optional module (chosen from at least 3 modules) and one independent study module or route B: Two optional modules (chosen from at least 3 modules)

Summer Term: Dissertation and research presentations

PLEASE NOTE: Film and Television Studies at Warwick is not the same as Media Studies, Communications Studies or Journalism Studies. We offer modules which make more use of the kinds of methodologies employed in the study of English Literature, History and Art History than those practised in the sociological analysis of communications industries. You will also see that we do not offer any training in the skills of practical filmmaking.

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For more information about the MA in Film and Television Studies/MA for Research in Film and Television Studies contact our Postgraduate Admissions Secretary: Lynsey Willmore (l.willmore@warwick.ac.uk).

Apply Online at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/

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AVAILABILITY OF MODULES

Potential applicants should note that the list of MA modules is for general information only. Which modules will be offered in a given year will be determined by the Head of Department in June of the year beginning the following October. Applicants will be informed by email as soon as the information is available. If you wish to know and have not yet applied, please write to Lynsey Willmore (l.willmore@warwick.ac.uk).