Postgraduate study

Regional Screen Scotland Scholarship

A £4,000 scholarship generously funded by Regional Screen Scotland towards the study of the Film, Exhibition and Curation MSc in 2019/20.

Are you interested in developing an informed, individual and authoritative curatorial voice in a supportive, creative and collaborative environment? Do you need financial support in order to fund your study?

The MSc in Film, Exhibition and Curation at the University of Edinburgh is delighted to announce the Regional Screen Scotland Scholarship, to be awarded to a student of the programme in 2019-2020.

About the MSc in Film, Exhibition and Curation

One of the first universities in the world to offer a programme of study in this field, Edinburgh is pioneering in its development of an active learning and teaching environment for the study of film, exhibition and curation.

Our one-year, full-time taught Masters programme combines rigorous critical thinking with experiments in creative practice, deepening your understanding of film and the ways in which it communicates with many audiences. 

As a student on the programme, you’ll work on imaginative curatorial projects, both independently and collaboratively, including with industry partners. Assignments range from pitches to programming, and you’ll be assessed in ways that support you in producing experimental work and discovering yourself as a reflective professional.

Our students come from a range of backgrounds and have gone on to careers across film exhibition and curation, in cultural mediation, in communications, research, and the arts, forming a connected international graduate community of engaged professionals. As the programme matures, this has led to a number of collaborations, both between alumni, and between current and former students.

Find out more about the MSc in Film, Exhibition and Curation

Film screening in Outer Hebrides
Faclan festival screening of ‘Vampyr’ (1932), with live piano soundtrack by Peter Urpeth, at An Lanntair, Outer Hebrides. Courtesy of Regional Screen Scotland.

About Regional Screen Scotland 

Regional Screen Scotland is dedicated to the wider spread of film exhibition culture, and to enhancing the engagement with cinema of communities across Scotland.

It works closely with communities with limited access to cinema – particularly communities outwith the main urban centres – to develop new ways of sharing film: whether that is access to contemporary releases through the Screen Machine mobile cinema programme; through supporting the development of local film festivals or new forms of archive and event screening, or working with communities to develop physical access to film screenings.

Regional Screen Scotland acts as a strong advocate of the social and economic benefits that cinema brings to local communities.

The organisation has been a pioneering force in bringing the experience of cinema to communities across the country, and continues to experiment with new ways of reaching and diversifying its audiences.

Find out more about Regional Screen Scotland [external link]

About the Regional Screen Scotland Scholarship

The MSc in Film, Exhibition and Curation at the University of Edinburgh has teamed up with Regional Screen Scotland to offer a student £4000 towards tuition fees and the chance to undertake an embedded research project as part of their Final Project on the MSc.

The Scholarship will contribute to the continuing expansion of film exhibition to audiences across Scotland; and to strengthening possibilities for applied exchange in the fields of film exhibition study and practice.

It is anticipated that the Scholarship recipient will work with the Programme Directors of the MSc in Film, Exhibition and Curation and Regional Screen Scotland in developing the precise shape and direction of their collaborative work.

Preference will be given to candidates who have been domiciled in Scotland for at least four years.

How do I apply?

There are two parts to the application process. Please read both parts before applying.

Part one

To be eligible to apply for this Scholarship, you must first apply to study the MSc in Film, Exhibition and Curation at the University of Edinburgh on a full-time basis in the academic year 2019/20.

We welcome applications from students with a good undergraduate degree at 2i or above.

Applications to study on the programme should demonstrate an orientation towards the study of film exhibition and curation; an understanding of the nature of the programme; and evidence of relevant transferable skills, knowledge or study.

Apply for the MSc in Film, Exhibition and Curation

Part two

Applications for the scholarship will then be judged on the basis of a short statement – no more than 1,000 words. This statement should explain why you’re interested in the opportunity to undertake work with Regional Screen Scotland, its partners and audiences; or outline an independent research project that relates to the broader objectives of Regional Screen Scotland. In both instances, the statement should also show why you are suited to benefit from this opportunity. 

Scholarship applications consisting of this 1,000 word statement should be sent by email to Iain Sutherland with 'Regional Screen Scotland Scholarship' in the subject box.

Both stages of the application process must be completed by 4pm on Thursday 30th May 2019.

At the point of consideration for the scholarship (June 2019) you must hold an offer of a place on the one-year, full-time MSc in Film, Exhibition and Curation at the University of Edinburgh for 2019/20.

The panel deciding the Scholarship award will meet in June 2019 and should communicate their decision to candidates by the end of June.

Do you have any queries?

Potential applicants are welcome to address any further queries about the Regional Screen Scotland Scholarship, and/or the MSc in Film, Exhibition and Curation, by email to the Programme Directors, Susan Kemp and Jane Sillars.

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Find out more about the MSc in Film, Exhibition and Curation

Read our interview with Regional Screen Scotland's Harriet Warman, who graduated from Film Studies in 2010