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MA Film and Screen Studies



What will I learn?


  • Benefit from the opportunity to acquire research skills and curatorial expertise with access to our Digital Humanities Lab and the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum – the only university film museum in the country
  • Delve into the latest methodologies, concepts and research trends at the intersection of film, television and media studies including archival screen studies
  • Benefit from innovative, research-led teaching, varied modules and an interdisciplinary approach
  • Opportunities to network with industry professionals through our successful 'Creative Dialogues' lecture series
  • Varied career opportunities such as cultural heritage, journalism, communications, film festival management, screenwriting, film and media industry, lecturing and teaching and Doctoral research

Employer-valued skills

You will gain valuable transferable skills in advanced research, critical thinking, written and verbal communication, and project management. Unique opportunities to go behind the scenes in the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum and Digital Humanities Lab will develop your practical skills in screen media archiving, cataloguing, and curation. The international focus of taught materials will enable you to enhance your intercultural competencies, skills that are invaluable in shaping future global citizens and which are becoming more and more attractive to employers.

Career paths

The programme set students up to pursue either doctoral research in film, media, screen and television studies or routes into employment by offering sought-after transferable skills and knowledge well suited to working in a range of professional destinations. An MA in Film and Screen Studies is academically relevant to careers in the arts and media, leading to employment in arts administration, screen and media industries, communications, archiving, film and media research, cultural heritage, journalism, film festival management, lecturing, and teaching.

Which department am I in?

University of Exeter

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£20,000.00 (US$ 24,799) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2023


Streatham Campus

Northcote House,

Queen's Drive,



EX4 4QJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to hold a relevant Bachelors degree with a grade equivalent to a UK Upper Second-class honours (2:1). We consider applications on a case-by-case basis, but typically we equate a GPA of 3.2 or above in a US first degree as comparable to a UK Upper Second-class.

For international students

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree, or international equivalent in a related discipline. IELTS: erall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section. TOEFL Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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