Postgraduate study in Film and Creative Writing

pen poised over notesOur taught postgraduate programmes offer students the opportunity to engage in the academic study of our core disciplines as well as develop their own creative work under specialist tuition and supervision. Our MA courses promote the close analysis of creative production in a range of different critical, historical and theoretical contexts.

Employability is a central value running through our taught postgraduate programmes and we are committed to bringing our students into contact with key professional industries through activities such as work placements, visiting guest lectures, festivals and dedicated workshop sessions.

Our cohort of doctoral researchers provides a lively and intellectually diverse environment in which to study film and creative writing. Our academic supervisors possess renowned, award-winning expertise across a range of critical and creative approaches and we welcome doctoral applications in all areas of film and creative writing.

Taught programmes

Creative Writing MA

This programme is for those who have completed an undergraduate degree containing some creative writing or for English graduates with considerable experience in writing creatively and who wish to proceed to a career or further study in this area. [more...]

Film and Television: Research and Production MA

Film and Television: Research and Production is a uniquely constructed taught MA that places employability at the heart of the programme.

Utilising a combination of theoretical approaches, critical engagement, creative [more...]

Literature and Film MA

This interdisciplinary programme explores key approaches to film and contemporary literature, from the late nineteenth century to the present day, with an emphasis on their critical, ideological and aesthetic practices. The combination of core and [more...]

Combined programmes

Film Studies MRes

Giving you a critical and evaluative understanding of film within an interdisciplinary context, this programme encourages you to understand the role of film and cinema within a range of socio-cultural arenas. Forging the links between film theory [more...]

Research programmes

American and Canadian Studies Audio-Visual PhD

This particular programme gives you the opportunity to film and edit an hour-long documentary on your research, accompanied by a 30,000 word written defence.

Creative Writing PhD (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

The PhD in Creative Writing at Birmingham aims to support you in the development of a long-form piece of creative writing (for example, a novel or a script), or a sequence of related works (poems and short stories). You will be [more...]

Film Studies PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

The Department of Film and Creative Writing offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in one of the most dynamic institutions in Britain. We give all possible support to our researchers, developing the resources [more...]