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MA Film and Literature
MA Film and Literature

MA Film and Literature

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  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

2:1 or equivalent. We will consider applications from students with lower qualifications, particularly if you have high marks in relevant modules or appropriate professional experience.

English Requirements

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS, 7.0, minimum 6.5 in each component

  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency, 185, minimum 176 in each component

  • Duolingo, 120, minimum 110 in all other components

  • LanguageCert, C1 Expert High Pass with 33/50 in each component

  • PTE Academic, 67, minimum 61 in each component

  • TOEFL, 96, minimum 23 in each component

  • Trinity ISE III, Distinction in all components

Course Information

Engage in a challenging, imaginative study of contemporary debates in film and literature; create and explore your own balance between these two fascinating fields of study.   

The interdisciplinary MA in Film and Literature combines critical inquiry and independent research with passionately committed teaching from world-leading scholars. You can study high culture and pop culture, silent cinema and contemporary release; you can compare theoretical questions with creative practice, blockbuster with poetry, mainstream with avant-garde. The course explores critical, theoretical, and contextual approaches to film and literature, offering specialisations in global political film, documentary, Shakespeare on film, adaptation and transmediality, post-war and Cold War European and American film, as well as access to a full range of literary modules drawn from our MA programme as a whole. 

The course will provide you with a foundation for doctoral research, and transferable skills for related careers in arts and festival management, teaching, publishing and journalism. ​There will be a diverse schedule of seminars, conferences and reading groups for you to attend as a member of the Department of English, one of the UK's largest research centres in modern English, as well as the Humanities Research Centre, a vibrant interdisciplinary hub which will enable you to form close social and intellectual bonds over the course of your study.

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These modules present case studies of literature and film in the full diversity of their textual, contextual, historical and theoretical relationships. You'll be introduced to an illustrative range of interdisciplinary ‘encounters’, addressing film and literature as media with their own aesthetics and narrative codes; the social and institutional systems that facilitate (or impede) the transfer between them; the questions of style and creativity that sustain and inspire critical inquiry. You'll also develop valuable research, writing and presentation skills.

Core modules

Your core modules will cover topics such as:

  • Film/Literature Encounters

  • Postgraduate Life in Practice I

  • Postgraduate Life in Practice II

Option modules

Option modules may cover topics such as:

  • Auteures: Gender, Power, & Authorship in Film and Literature

  • Cold War Culture: Literature, Film, Theory

There are also a wide range of further option modules offered across all the Department's MA programmes which are available to you.

You may also choose available modules from other arts and humanities departments.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Digital support specialist

  • Account executive in content

  • Journalist

  • Market researcher

  • Script writer

  • Teacher in higher education

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance - Single: 300 (£) per year

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