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There is a high level of engagement with theories and practices of film studies and cultural studies, as well as a strong emphasis on rigorous research skills. Given the importance of theory, an important attraction of this Masters is Sunderland’s research specialisms. These include star studies, performance, distribution and national cinemas.
You will focus on areas that you find particularly fascinating while contextualising your interests within the wider field of film, media and cultural studies. The course culminates in a dissertation on a topic that you negotiate with tutors. Throughout the course, you will refine your powers of analysis, research and communication. These skills are highly valued by employers and will boost your employability.
All modules are team taught, drawing on the wide range of research specialisms of our staff. Co-taught with MA Media and Cultural Studies, this MA enables you to contextualise your own work within the wider field of film, media and cultural studies, as well as pursue your own specific interest in film. This approach is excellent preparation if you are thinking of continuing on to PhD level.
You will also be able to specialise and pursue your own specific interests film via choice of assignment questions on the taught modules and via negotiation of topics in the Special Topic and Dissertation modules.
We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, seminars, critiques and workshops. Via CRMCS’s research seminar programme, these are supported by a range of guest speakers from diverse academic and industry backgrounds.
From stage 2 you will be expected to engage in a greater degree in self-directed study in preparation for the stage 3 dissertation. Your tutors will also give regular feedback and support. Assessment methods include essays, projects, presentations, and a dissertation.
You will complete a supervised dissertation on a topic of your choice. As the culmination of the course, it will build on all the skills and knowledge that you have gained up to this point.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
The David Puttnam Media Centre,
Sir Tom Cowie Campus,
St Peter's Way,
We usually require applicants to hold a good honours degree (2:1 or above) in a related discipline. We will also consider applications from those who hold a 2:2 honours degree.
If English is not your first language, you should have an IELTS (or equivalent) score of at least 7.0.
The annual fee for this course is:
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
Postgraduates are highly employable and, on average, earn more than individuals whose highest qualification is an undergraduate degree. On completing this course, you will be equipped for a range of roles in the media and cultural industries.
Throughout the course, you will refine your powers of analysis, research and communication. These skills are highly valued by employers and will boost your employability. A Masters degree will also enhance career opportunities within Higher Education and prepare you for further postgraduate studies.