Postgraduate study in Film and Creative Writing

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.

MA Creative Writing

Our 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.

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

Do you want to develop your own work, your own voice and your own ideas?

Are looking for an insight into the industry by professional editors and publishers? Define and refine your discipline at Birmingham: short fiction, the novel, poetry, scripts.

If you have completed an [more...]

Film and Television: Research and Production MA

Are you looking to kick-start your career in broadcasting or scholarly research?

Do you want to develop a broad range of skills that will be directly applicable within the film and television industries?

MA Film and Television: Research and Production is a uniquely constructed [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

Film Studies Audio-Visual PhD

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

You will work with supervisors and technicians to develop this practice-based project, using [more...]

Major funding opportunity for Home/EU students on our PhD programmes

We are part of the Midlands3Cities consortium, offering up to 89 Arts and Humanities Research Council funded studentships. This includes full research fees, a substantial maintenance grant and additional research training support. Applications are now open.