Postgraduate Film Studies

Do you want to develop a broad range of skills that will be directly applicable within the film and television industries? Are you looking to kick-start your career in media production or scholarly research?


Film Studies is part of the Department of Film and Creative Writing – an exciting combination of two dynamic and successful disciplines that is committed to creative and critical practice in teaching and research.

We are committed to bringing our students into contact with key industry professionals through activities such as work placements, visiting guest lectures, festivals and dedicated workshop sessions.

Employability is a central value running through our MA Film and Television: Research and Production; a uniquely constructed programme which explores theoretical and critical engagement in equal measure alongside hands-on, technical training and an industry placement.

Our cohort of doctoral researchers provides a lively and intellectually diverse environment in which to complete your PhD research in film whilst our academic supervisors possess renowned, award-winning expertise across a range of critical and creative approaches.

This combination of research excellence and outstanding commitment to employability, makes Birmingham the ideal place to study Film Studies.

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Digital Media and Creative Industries Scholarship

To support you on our innovative new MA Digital Media and Creative Industries programme, we are offering a number of £5,000 scholarships to Home students starting in September 2024.

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Postgraduate scholarships available

The College of Arts and Law is offering a range of scholarships for our postgraduate taught and research programmes to ensure that the very best talent is nurtured and supported.

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I chose to study my Master’s in Film and Television: Research and Production at Birmingham because I wanted a course that would challenge me both theoretically and practically. From essays to pitch presentations, I was able to build on my speaking, teamwork and writing skills. These assessments are not only fundamental to a career in film or television but also really focused on my individual interests and passions.

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