Study modes: Full-time, Part-time
Programme website: Film Studies
This unique and stimulating programme allows you to explore crucial concepts in the development of film theory and film-philosophy with an emphasis on auteur cinema.
We aim to give our students the opportunity to engage seriously with the analysis of film.
No prior philosophical training is necessary, but a love of cinema and an appreciation of its importance as an art form and critical medium is crucial. Edinburgh is an ideal environment for the study of cinema: we are home to the world-renowned Edinburgh International Film Festival, first-rate art house cinemas, a lively film culture and many job opportunities.
The MSc Film Studies is designed to make you familiar with the major concepts and theories of film but also to explore the burgeoning field of film-philosophy.
The programme will provide you with the analytical and critical tools for the investigation of individual films and the opportunity to discuss these in relation to specific movements and genres as well as contexts of production and reception.
Over two semesters, taught in small seminars, you will complete two compulsory and two option courses, and will be trained in research methods and skills. You will then complete a dissertation project under individual supervision.
Option courses may include:
This programme is an excellent chance to develop your cinematic interests and knowledge and to build your CV with a view to a career in academia, or in any film or media related field.
You will be introduced to Scotland’s lively film culture, with exceptional opportunities to network within the field.
You will also gain transferable skills in communication, research and project management that can be applied to any career you decide to pursue.
A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.
Multidisciplinary and comparative approaches are key aspects of film studies and we therefore welcome students coming from areas of study other than film.
Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:
All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:
an undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration
Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than two and a half years old at the beginning of your degree programme. Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme.
Find out more about our language requirements:
Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
|Programme start date||Application deadline|
|11 September 2017||31 July 2017|
We strongly recommend you submit your completed application as early as possible, particularly if you are also applying for funding or will require a visa. We may consider late applications if we have places available.