How you’ll study

What's involved in completing this MSc.

Over the duration of the programme, you’ll take three core courses, and choose an optional course from a wide range of subjects.

As well as studying film exhibition practice from a range of perspectives, and the relationships between the moving image and its audiences, your core courses will involve a research-led, project-based, 40-credit course in Applied Exhibition and Curation. This will help you develop the research and planning skills required for your final, 60-credit project where you will apply and critically engage with the concepts explored across the programme.

To enable you to develop a specific area of professional and/or academic competence, you’ll choose from a range of assessment designs and programme outcomes for your final project. Currently, these are:

  • an individual dissertation;
  • an individual or joint industry report / applied research project;
  • a group project (such as event or exhibition management);
  • a screen project (the production of a short digital presentation).

You will be taught in semesters one and two by the Programme Directors and visiting professionals, and supported in your final project through close individual supervision through the latter months of the programme.

Find out more about current core and optional courses for the MSc in Film, Exhibition and Curation (full-time students)

Find out more about current core and optional courses for the MSc in Film, Exhibition and Curation (part-time students)


'Why Archives Matter' - a short film commissioned by the Scottish Council on Archives following Regional Screen Scotland's 'Your Festival, Your Community' event, 2017. The film was made by FEC students (2017-18) Amanda Rogers, Anni Aniskianen and Becca Selby-Heard on completion of their final Film, Exhibition and Curation project.

Find out more and apply

You can find out more about entrance requirements, start dates, fees and scholarship opportunities for this programme on the University of Edinburgh’s Degree Finder.

Degree Finder links straight through to EUCLID, the online system for applying to postgraduate programmes at the University of Edinburgh. Applications for studying in 2019/20 are now open.

Go to the Degree Finder page on the MSc in Film, Exhibition and Curation

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Programme Directors Susan Kemp and Jane Sillars, or the Programme Administrator, Alisa Wilkinson.

Related links

Read an interview with FEC graduates Camilla Baier and Lauren Clarke about screening ‘Writing Ensemble’ as part of the Being Human festival