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

Define and refine your discipline at Birmingham: short fiction, the novel, poetry, scripts.

If you have completed an undergraduate degree containing some creative writing or are an English graduate with considerable experience in writing creatively and wish to proceed to a [more...]

Film and Television: Research and Production MA

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?

The MA in Film and Television: Research and Production places [more...]

Research programmes

Film Studies Audio-Visual PhD

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

Nominally, the audio-visual component of the PhD is a documentary film, although [more...]