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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Film Studies

Programme code:MA-FILM/STDUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Professor Alan O'Leary Contact


Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A 2:1 or above honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject (for example, film studies, cultural studies, journalism, music, communication, modern languages, area studies). Candidates with other relevant experience/qualifications may be considered (for example, experience in curating film festivals, organizing film events in arts organizations, working as film editors in news agencies, libraries, NGOs).
Where necessary, evidence of English language qualifications (IELTS overall 6.5 or above, with no less than 6.0 in any given component).

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Communication, Media, Film and Cultural Studies

Programme specification:

The programme will speak to the needs of prospective students by approaching the study of film and cinema from a range of perspectives that draw on the expertise of staff from across Leeds’ large and diverse Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures. The programme will equip students with the tools of film theory and history and develop critical awareness of concrete aspects of the making and distribution of films. It will cultivate skills and expertise in the design and implementation of independent projects and develop critical and creative thinking skills and intellectual agility. It will offer a route to postgraduate research, including doctoral study, as well as open prospects for employment in the film and media and creative sectors, and it will enhance capacity for creative self-employment. Graduates will also be well-placed to develop careers in education in a context of growing demand for specialist film and media educators in many parts of the world.

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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

MODL5620MFilm Arts and Industries60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MODL5630MIndependent Project60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Students will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules:

Students are required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules:

EAST5037MTransnational East Asian Cinemas30 creditsSemester 1
ENGL5346MSo Where do you come from? Selves, Families, Stories30 creditsSemester 2
ENGL5737MPostcolonialism, Animals and the Environment30 creditsSemester 2
MUSS5134MIndividual Project30 creditsSemester 1, Semesters 1 & 2, 1 Jan to 31 May, 1 Jan to 30 Sep, Semester 2, 1 May to 30 Sep
PECI5209MCritical Debates in Culture and Place30 creditsSemester 2
PECI5215MThe Creative Economy in Global Contexts30 creditsNot running in 202021
PECI5216MArts and Activism30 creditsSemester 2
PECI5404MWriting for Film and Television30 creditsSemester 2
PECI5705MThe Costumed Body: Performance, Performativity and Politics30 creditsSemester 2

Last updated: 30/06/2020 18:59:16


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